Nursing Assistant 1
The Nursing Assistant course is offered two to three times per year and prepares students to work in area nursing homes or hospitals. The course combines 80 hours of lectures and 80 hours of clinical time, with practice on-site at area healthcare facilities. Students finishing this course are generally hired immediately into one of these facilities. The primary focus of this course is to prepare the student with the knowledge and skills needed to provide safe physical care to patients in long-term facilities. This Course of Study is intended to prepare students for the Oregon State Board of Nursing, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) examination.
- Basic Skills Assessment
- Negative TB Skin Test
- Proof of Measles Immunity
- Must be physically able to hear and see patients in need and engage in therapeutic communication.