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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

Baycrest Village
3959 Sheridan Ave
North Bend, Oregon 97459
Blue Mountain Community College
3275 Baker St
Baker City, Oregon 97814
Blue Mountain Nursing Home
112 E 5th St
Prairie City, Oregon 97869
Caregiver Training Institute LLC
13909 SE Stark St
Portland, Oregon 97233
Cascade Medical School
4620 SE 67th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97206
Central Oregon Community College
2600 N.W. College Way
Bend, Oregon 97701
Chemeketa Community College
626 High St. NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
Clackamas Community College
7738 SE Harmony Rd
Milwaukie, Oregon 97222
Clatsop Community College
1653 Jerome Ave.
Astoria, Oregon 97103
Columbia Gorge Community College
400 East Scenic Drive
The Dalles, Oregon 97058
CornerStone Care Option
12640 SE Bush St
Portland, Oregon 97236
Dallas Retirement Village Healthcare Center
377 NW Jasper St
Dallas, Oregon 97338
Holy Cross Nursing Assistant Education
275 Greenwood St
Junction City, Oregon 97448
Klamath Community College
7390 S 6th St
Klamath Falls, Oregon 97603
Lake District Hospital
700 S J St
Lakeview, Oregon 97630
Lane Community College
3149 Oak St
Florence, Oregon 97439
Lane Community College
4000 East 30th Ave.
Eugene, Oregon 97405
Life Care of Oregon
2890 Ocean Blvd
Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
Linn - Benton Community College
6500 Pacific Blvd. SW
Albany, Oregon 97321
Madison High School
2785 NE 82nd Ave
Portland, Oregon 97220
Marian Estates
390 Church St
Sublimity, Oregon 97385
Marquis Companies
4560 SE International Way Ste 100
Milwaukie, Oregon 97222
Mt Hood Community College
26000 Southeast Stark Street
Gresham, Oregon 97030
North Bend High School
2323 Pacific Ave
North Bend, Oregon 97459
Oakwood Country Place
421 S Evans St
McMinnville, Oregon 97128
Oregon Coast Community College
400 SE College Way
Newport, Oregon 97366
Oregon Outreach Reach Out
3820 NE MLK Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97212
Oregon State Hospital
2600 Center St NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
Pacific Healthcare School LLC
1640 SE Tacoma St
Portland, Oregon 97202
Pinnacle Healthcare Inc
1007 Gateway Loop Ste A
Springfield, Oregon 97477


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