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CNA Training in Oregon with Certification Information

Research certified nursing assistant (CNA) training programs in Oregon, which currently has about five colleges offering these programs. Read overviews of the training programs and get some quick facts for two Oregon schools to decide which program is right for you.

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Schools in Oregon Offering CNA Training

Both basic and advanced certified nursing assistant (CNA) programs, referred to as CNA 1 and 2, can be found at community colleges in Oregon. These programs generally require between 64-150 hours of coursework and clinical experiences depending on the level of study. Certified nursing assistants must have up-to-date certification from the state in order to work in Oregon. State CNA certification is administered by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN), and only those currently certified at the CNA 1 level are qualified for CNA 2 studies and certification exams.

Two of the largest community colleges in the state offering CNA studies are profiled below. Get details about program length and courses taken, and find facts about each school in the table.

  • Oregon Coast Community College is located in Newport. Both CNA 1 and 2 certification programs are available at this school.
  • Central Oregon Community College's CNA programs are among four nursing programs offered at this college. The school is situated just two miles outside of Bend's downtown district.

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Comparison of Schools

When searching for a CNA training program, it is often beneficial to learn all you can about each institution offering these studies. Below you will find helpful facts and statistics regarding each school's population, graduation rates, tuition, financial aid availability and more.

Oregon Coast Community College Central Oregon Community College
School Type 2-year, public 2-year, public
Total Enrollment (2017)* 420 5,205
Campus Setting Fringe rural Small city
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)* $4,140 (in-state)
$8,280 (out-of-state)
$3,699 (in-district)
$4,959 (in-state)
$9,855 (out-of-state)
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017)* 89% 82%
Acceptance Rate (2017)* 100% (open admissions policy) 100% (open admissions policy)
Retention Rate (2017)* 42% 57%
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (Students beginning in 2014)* 30% 20%

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics.

Oregon Coast Community College

Oregon Coast Community College is located in Newport, OR and has a small student population of under 500 students. The college offers nine certificate programs, five of which are in the medical field.

Nursing Assistant Level 1

This 8-credit program requires 173 hours of work. The lecture portions of this program are completed online, though there is a skills lab, and 75 hours of clinical work spent in a licensed healthcare facility. Primarily, students will learn how to care for patients in the healthcare facility. They will learn how to move patients, clean and feed them, and speak with family members.

CNA 2

The CNA 2 training program is 88 hours long. This is equal to six college credits, should students choose to use these toward a degree. This program will lead to becoming certified nursing assistants 2 (CNA2) upon completion of the program. Students must already hold the CNA 1 certification prior to enrollment.

Central Oregon Community College

Located in Bend, Oregon, just a few miles from the Oregon portion of the Cascade Mountains, Central Oregon Community College (COCC) offers certificate and degree programs in nursing. Those interested in becoming certified nursing assistants can find CNA 1 and 2 training programs here.

Certified Nursing Assistant 1 Certificate Program

The CNA 1 program requires three terms at Central Oregon Community College, after which students will be eligible to take the OSBN CNA 1 examination. Students who earn this certificate can later enroll in COCC's registered nurse program.

Certified Nursing Assistant 2 Certificate Program

Dependent on student interest, COCC also offers a CNA 2 training program for nursing assistants in acute care facilities. In order to enroll, students must have current CNA 1 certification with the state. This will also require a background check.

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