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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

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Oregon CNA Certification

Oregon CNA Certification Requirements

To get your CNA certificate in Oregon, you first need to complete the required course work and/ or training program. You will need to pass the Certified Nursing Assistant Exam. Applicants must then submit fingerprint cards. Licenses/certificates and will not be issued without the results of a state and federal background check coming back in good standing. As prescribed by federal law, the typical Oregon CNA certificate program lasts approximately 8 to 13 weeks to gain 75 accredited hours of CNA course work and 100 hours of clinical rotation. Individual schools often have special requirements to begin training. After passing the Certified Nurse Assistant exam, you must be placed on the Oregon Nurse Aide Registry.

Required Hours for Oregon CNA Certification

In Oregon, you are required to complete a minimum of 75 hours of CNA course work and 100 hours of clinical rotation before challenging the state CNA licensing exam. The nurse aide classes typically last 2-6 months. Individual schools often have special requirements to begin the training program.

Oregon CNA Certification Prerequisites

In Oregon, CNA prerequisites include a current background check, two fingerprint cards, Photo ID, two photos (passport size). A negative TB test within the past 6 months and proof of immunizations will be required. You will also be required to show a high school diploma or GED.

Oregon CNA Licensing Resources

Linn – Benton Community College

Clatsop Community College

Blue Mountain Community College

Central Oregon Community College

Regency Pacific

  • 1141 SE Centennial Court #C
    Bend, OR 97702
    Programs: CNA

Life Care of Oregon

  • 2890 Ocean Blvd
    Coos Bay, OR 97420
    Programs: CNA

Southwestern Oregon Community College

Samaritan Nurse Assistant

  • 3600 NW Samaritan Dr
    Corvallis, OR 97330
    Programs: CNA

Dallas Retirement Village Healthcare Center

  • 377 NW Jasper St
    Dallas, OR 97338
    Programs: CNA

Lane Community College

Lane Community College

  • 3149 Oak St
    Florence, OR 97439
    Programs: CNA

Mt Hood Community College

Quick! Nursing Assistant Training

Holy Cross Nursing Assistant Education

Klamath Community College

Lake District Hospital

  • 700 S J St
    Lakeview, OR 97630
    Programs: CNA

Oakwood Country Place

Rogue Community College

  • 202 S Riverside Ave
    Medford, OR 97501
    Programs: CNA

The Job Council

  • 673 Market St
    Medford, OR 97504
    Programs: CNA

Clackamas Community College

  • 7738 SE Harmony Rd
    Milwaukie, OR 97222
    Programs: CNA

Marquis Companies

  • 4560 SE International Way Ste 100
    Milwaukie, OR 97222
    Programs: CNA

Providence Benedictine Nursing Center

Oregon Coast Community College

Baycrest Village

  • 3959 Sheridan Ave
    North Bend, OR 97459
    Programs: CNA

North Bend High School

  • 2323 Pacific Ave
    North Bend, OR 97459
    Programs: CNA

Treasure Valley Community College

Caregiver Training Institute LLC

  • 13909 SE Stark St
    Portland, OR 97233
    Programs: CNA

Cascade Medical School

  • 4620 SE 67th Ave
    Portland, OR 97206
    Programs: CNA

CornerStone Care Option

  • 12640 SE Bush St
    Portland, OR 97236
    Programs: CNA

Madison High School

  • 2785 NE 82nd Ave
    Portland, OR 97220
    Programs: CNA

Oregon Outreach Reach Out

  • 3820 NE MLK Blvd
    Portland, OR 97212
    Programs: CNA

Pacific Healthcare School LLC

  • 1640 SE Tacoma St
    Portland, OR 97202
    Programs: CNA

Portland Community College

Blue Mountain Nursing Home

Umpqua Community College

  • 1140 Umpqua College Rd.
    Roseburg, OR 97470
    Programs: ADN, CNA, RN

Chemeketa Community College

Oregon State Hospital

  • 2600 Center St NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    Programs: CNA

Providence Seaside Hospital

  • 725 S Wahanna Rd
    Seaside, OR 97138
    Programs: CNA

Pinnacle Healthcare Inc

  • 1007 Gateway Loop Ste A
    Springfield, OR 97477
    Programs: CNA

Marian Estates

  • 390 Church St
    Sublimity, OR 97385
    Programs: CNA

Columbia Gorge Community College

Springdale Job Corp Center

  • 31224 E Historic Columbia River Hwy
    Troutdale, OR 97060
    Programs: CNA