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Oregon CNA Classes

Oregon CNA Training

These days, a tough economy has made it difficult to find a new job, and many companies have stopped hiring new people unless they have very specific training and education. Many business experts have said that now is the best time to think about going back to school. Anyone who wants to make sure that there is an exciting, rewarding career waiting for them when they finish their education should definitely consider taking Oregon CNA classes.

In Oregon, there is a definite need for more medical professionals to help meet the demands of a growing population. Oregon CNA classes can help to prepare students to pursue a career as a certified nursing assistant while they continue to work at their current job or take care of their family.

Certified nursing assistants provide crucial support for doctors and nurses in a variety of health care settings. Following completion of these training courses and passing the national certification exam, CNAs can find work in a hospital, nursing home, or public health clinic.

Types of Oregon CNAs

In Oregon, there are different classes of CNA. There are separate certifications for both CNA 1 and CNA 2. An individual is eligible to take the CNA 1 exam in Oregon if he or she completed a national criminal background check and meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • The individual has completed an approved CNA training course within the last 2 years.
  • The individual has completed training as a military corpsman or medic and has had been paid for at least 400 hours of employment in a nursing related capacity.
  • The individual has graduated from an approved nursing program within the past 1 to 3 years.

The Oregon CNA 1 exam is comprised of two parts:

  • A written exam that is taken in a group setting
  • A manual skills exam that is performed in a clinical setting. Participants interact with actors who serve as the clients, and performance is judged by a registered nurse

In order to become a CNA 2, an individual must:

  • Hold an unencumbered CNA 1
  • Complete a nursing assistant level-2 CNA program approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing
  • Pass the CNA 2 competency evaluation

Additional Resources:

On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

Other OR Schools with CNA Programs

Portland Community College
705 N. Killingsworth St.
Portland, Oregon 97217
Providence Benedictine Nursing Center
540 S Main St
Mount Angel, Oregon 97362
Providence Seaside Hospital
725 S Wahanna Rd
Seaside, Oregon 97138
Quick! Nursing Assistant Training
11875 SE 129th Ave
Happy Valley, Oregon 97086
Regency Pacific
1141 SE Centennial Court #C
Bend, Oregon 97702
Rogue Community College
202 S Riverside Ave
Medford, Oregon 97501
Samaritan Nurse Assistant
3600 NW Samaritan Dr
Corvallis, Oregon 97330
Southwestern Oregon Community College
1988 Newmark Avenue
Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
Springdale Job Corp Center
31224 E Historic Columbia River Hwy
Troutdale, Oregon 97060
The Job Council
673 Market St
Medford, Oregon 97504
Treasure Valley Community College
650 College Blvd.
Ontario, Oregon 97914
Umpqua Community College
1140 Umpqua College Rd.
Roseburg, Oregon 97470


Oregon CNA Resources on

Oregon State Board of Nursing
800 NE Oregon Street, Box 25
Suite 465
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (971) 673-0685
Fax: (971) 673-0684

Oregon Nurses Association