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If you would like to enroll in one of the accredited Certified Nursing Assistant courses in Oregon, you’ll be entering a career in the Oregon healthcare industry that is one of the most-popular in the state and in the country as a whole. Nursing aides and assistants are enjoying some of the highest demand of any career in allied health! The field of nurse assisting has become a popular first step as its education and training prerequisites are easier to satisfy and the work provides good interaction with other team members.

Locate the Best Choices for CNA Classes in Oregon Below

How to become a CNA in Oregon

All nursing assistants in Oregon are overseen and regulated by the Oregon Board of Nursing. There re three levels of nurse assistant in Oregon. They are CNA level 1, CNA level 2 and a certified medication aide. Each level has slightly more expanded training and responsibilities. For example the medication aide can give education to patients, so training in pharmacy technology is required. A CNA level 2 is a CNA level 1 and has slightly more training and can have more responsibilities.

Step 1 – Satisfy Your Oregon CNA Training Prerequisites

CNA levels 1 and 2 require the following step be taken and fulfilled for acceptance and enrollment in to courses.

Be able to speak English proficiently
Have negative TB skin or blood test within one year of your registration
Pass background check
Pass drug test
Have 2 doses of MMR vaccine or have immunity via blood titer
Have current CPR certificate prior to starting clinical training

Step 2 – Enroll in a Oregon State Board approved CNA course

One must complete a training program approved by the Oregon Board of Nursing before you can test for a CNA license. The individual programs and class sites that are approved by the OBN are listed below. We think it is a good idea that you visit the OBN website to see the latest details of training and regulation.

Approved Certified Nursing Assistant Schools in Oregon

Level-One Oregon Approved Training Programs

All Areas

Caregiver Training Institute LLC
(depending on availability)
(503) 257-0117

EMT Associates
(depending on availability)
541-844-1328

Linn Benton Community College
(depending on availability)
541-917-4277

Southwestern Oregon Community College
(depending on availability)
(541) 888-7298

ALBANY

Linn Benton Community College
(On-line training available)
Lucy Jones, BSN, PHN, MSN-ED, RN
6500 SW Pacific Blvd
Albany, OR 97321
County: Linn
541-917-4277
lucy.jones@linnbenton.edu

ASTORIA

Clatsop Community College
Allison Sansom, MSN, RN
1651 Lexington Avenue
Astoria, OR 97103
County: Clatsop
(503) 338-2436
asansom@clatsopcc.edu

BAKER CITY
Baker Technical Institute
Michele Hibbard, RN
2500 E Street
Baker City, OR 97814
County: Baker
541-524-2651
michele.hibbard@bakersd.org

BELLEVUE
Regency Pacific
(On-line training available)
Veronica Gutierrez, MN, RN
3326 160th Ave SE Ste 120
Bellevue, WA 98008
County: King
541-382-5531 ext. 1016
vgutierrez@regency-pacific.com

BEND

Central Oregon Community College
Kari McDaniel, BSN, RN
2600 NW College Way, Health Careers Center #350
Bend, OR 97701
County: Deschutes
(541) 383-7586
kmcdaniel@cocc.edu

CENTRAL POINT

Pacific Healthcare Training
Joan Eberling, RN
512 Manzanita
Central Point, OR 97502
County: Jackson
(541) 941-7732
pacifichct@gmail.com

COOS BAY

Life Care Center Of Coos Bay
Debra Mathis, RN
2890 Ocean Blvd
Coos Bay, OR 97420
County: Coos
(541) 267-5433
debandboys51@yahoo.com

South Coast Healthcare Academy
Sue Gollihur, RN
PO Box 1118
Coos Bay, OR 97420
County: Coos
541-269-2013
sgollihur@scbec.org

Southwestern Oregon Community College
Susan Walker, MSN, RN
1988 Newmark Ave
Coos Bay, OR 97420
County: Coos
(541) 888-7298
swalker@socc.edu

DALLAS

Dallas Retirement Village Healthcare Center
Angela McCallum, RN
377 NW Jasper St
Dallas, OR 97338
County: Polk
(503) 623-5581
amccallum@drvhome.com

ELMIRA

Holy Cross Nursing Assistant Ed
JoEllyne Howerton, RN
PO Box 56
Elmira, OR 97437
County: Lane
541-968-4596
joellyne@holycrosscnaclasses.net

EUGENE

Dare 2 Care
Sherry Huff, RN
1050 Willagillespie Rd Suite 6
Eugene, OR 97401
County: Lane
(541) 688-4262
dare2care4cna@hotmail.com

EMT Associates
Karrie Goosmann, MSN, RN
2275 Rock Ln
Eugene, OR 97401
County: Lane
541-844-1328
skorpiaa.n@emtassoc.comcastbiz.net

Lane Community College Eugene
(On-line training available)
Clareese Carrick, RN
101 W 10th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401
County: Lane
(541) 463-6100
carrickc@lanecc.edu

GRESHAM

Mt Hood Community College
Lisa Rye, RN
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR 97030
County: Multnomah
(503) 491-7235
workforce.training@mhcc.edu

HAPPY VALLEY

Clackamas Nursing Assistant Training
Lyn Chase, RN
11875 SE 129th Avenue
Happy Valley, OR 97086
County: Clackamas
503-709-6560
Lyn@ClackamasCNA.com

HILLSBORO

Moore Nurse Consulting
Rebecca Moore, RN
328 West Main Street, Suite B
Hillsboro, OR 97123
County: Washington
503-523-4806
Becky@moorenurseconsulting.com

INDEPENDENCE

Oregon EmpRes Healthcare – Ind. Health And
Rehab
Emily Keranen, RN
1525 Monmouth Avenue
Independence, OR 97351
County: Polk
701-367-2388
emokeranen@hotmail.com

KEIZER

Sherwood Park Nursing and Rehab Online
Nursing Assistant Training Program
Julianne Davis, BSN, RN
4062 Arleta Ave NE
Keizer, OR 97303
County: Marion
503-390-2271
Julie@sherwoodparknursing.com

KLAMATH FALLS

Klamath Community College
Marylin Culp, RN
7390 S 6th St
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
County: Klamath
(541) 882-3521
culp@klamathcc.edu

LAKEVIEW

Lakeview Gardens
Melinda Utley, RN
700 South J Street
PO Box 682
Lakeview, OR 97630
County: Lake
541-947-7306
mutley@lakeviewgardens.org

MILWAUKIE

Clackamas Community College
Debra Anderson, RN
7738 SE Harmony Rd
Milwaukie, OR 97222
County: Clackamas
(503) 594-0663
debraa@clackamas.edu

Marquis Companies
(On-line training available)
Sandra Hodge, RN
4560 SE International Way Ste 100
Milwaukie, OR 97222
County: Clackamas
(971) 206-5200
shodge@marquiscompanies.com

MOUNT ANGEL

Providence Benedictine Nursing Center
Janet Predeek, RN
540 S Main St
Mount Angel, OR 97362
County: Marion
(503) 845-6841
janet.predeek@providence.org

NEWPORT

Oregon Coast Community College
(On-line training available)
Linda Mollino, MSN, RN
400 SE College Way
Newport, OR 97366
County: Lincoln
(541) 867-8548
lmollino@oregoncoastcc.org

ONTARIO

Treasure Valley Community College
Mendy Stanford, MSN, CNE, RN
650 College Blvd
Ontario, OR 97914
County: Malheur
(541) 881-5940
mstanfor@tvcc.cc

PENDLETON

Blue Mountain Community College
Marjean Kempel, RN
2411 NW Carden
PO Box 100
Pendleton, OR 97801
County: Umatilla
(541) 278-5878
mkempel@bluecc.edu

PORTLAND

Caregiver Training Institute LLC
(On-line training available)
Julie Bucher, RN
12790 SE Stark St. Suite 100
Portland, OR 97233
County: Multnomah
(503) 257-0117
info@thecaregivertraininginstitute.com

City Christian Schools
(On-line training available)
Rachel Evans, RN
9200 NE Freemont St
Portland, OR 97220
County: Multnomah
503-252-5207
revans@citychristianschools.com

Holgate Community Training
Linda Schneider, RN
4616 SE 31st Ave
Portland, OR 97202
County: Multnomah
503-232-5573
lschneider@holgatecenter.org

West Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center
Angela Leyzaola, RN
5701 SW Multnomah Blvd
Portland, OR 97219
County: Multnomah
503-244-1107
angela.leyzaola@westhillshealthandrehab.com

ROSEBURG

Umpqua Community College
April Myler, MSN, RN
1140 Umpqua College Rd
Roseburg, OR 97470
County: Douglas
(541) 440-4614
april.myler@umpqua.edu

SALEM

Chemeketa Community College
Sandra Kellogg, MSN, RN
4000 Lancaster Drive NE
Salem, OR 97309
County: Marion
(503) 399-5058
sandi.kellogg@chemeketa.edu

Institute of Technology
Carol Kruger, RN
4700 Silverton Rd. NE
Salem, OR 97305
County: Marion
503-363-9001
wmatulich@iot.edu

SPRINGFIELD

Avalon Health Care
Jodi Klier Butler, RN
1077 Gateway Loop
Springfield, OR 97477
County: Lane
541-672-1631, x254
Jodi.Klier-Butler@avalonhealthcare.com

THE DALLES

Columbia Gorge Community College
Carol Fisher, RN
400 E Scenic Dr
The Dalles, OR 97058
County: Wasco
(541) 506-6000 Ext 6165
cfisher@cgcc.edu

Oregon Veteran’s Home
(On-line training available)
Sally Horn, RN
700 Veterans Dr
The Dalles, OR 97058
County: Wasco
541-296-7190
sallyh@oregonveteranshome.com

VALE

Treasure Valley Tech
Nilda Matos Kelly, RN
363 A Street W.
Vale, OR 97918
County: Malheur
541-473-3138
Nilda.Kelly@malesd.org

VANCOUVER

Prestige Care Inc
Michael Ginovsky, MSN, BSN, RN
7700 NE Parkway Drive Suite 300
Vancouver, WA 98682
County: Clark
(360) 735-7155
mgrn33@aol.com

WHEELER

Nehalem Valley Care Center
(On-line training available)
Erica Knepper, BSN, RN
280 Rowe Street
Wheeler, OR 97147
County: Tillamook
503-368-5171
eknepper@aidanhealthservices.com

WILSONVILLE

Avamere Health Services
Paula Love, BSN, RN
25117 SW Parkway Ave Ste F
Wilsonville, OR 97070
County: Clackamas
(503) 570-3405
plove@avamere.com

Medication Aide Oregon Approved Training Programs

COTTAGE GROVE

Knight’s Training Services
Stephen Knight, RN
1509 E Washington
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
County: Lane
541-513-1601
steveknight1509@gmail.com

HILLSBORO

Moore Nurse Consulting
Rebecca Moore, RN
328 West Main Street, Suite B
Hillsboro, OR 97123
County: Washington
503-523-4806
Becky@moorenurseconsulting.com

Caregiver Training Institute LLC
(depending on availability)
(503) 257-0117

MILWAUKIE

Marquis Companies
Marylin Culp, RN
4560 SE International Way Ste 100
Milwaukie, OR 97222
County: Clackamas
541-822-6691, ext 308
mculp@marquiscompanies.com

PORTLAND

Caregiver Training Institute LLC
Julie Bucher, RN
12790 SE Stark St. Suite 100
Portland, OR 97233
County: Multnomah
(503) 257-0117
info@thecaregivertraininginstitute.com

SPRINGFIELD

Avalon Health Care
Jodi Klier Butler, RN
1077 Gateway Loop
Springfield, OR 97477
County: Lane
541-672-1631, x254
Jodi.Klier-Butler@avalonhealthcare.com

Level-Two Oregon Approved Training Programs

ASTORIA

Clatsop Community College
Allison Sansom, MSN, RN
1651 Lexington Avenue
Astoria, OR 97103
County: Clatsop
503-338-2436
asansom@clatsopcc.edu

BAKER CITY

Baker Technical Institute
Michele Hibbard, RN
2500 E Street
Baker City, OR 97814
County: Baker
541-524-2651
michele.hibbard@bakersd.org

BEND

Central Oregon Community College
Kari McDaniel, BSN, RN
2600 NW College Way, Health Careers Center #350
Bend, OR 97701
County: Deschutes
(541) 383-7586
kmcdaniel@cocc.edu

CENTRAL POINT

Pacific Healthcare Training
Joan Eberling, RN
512 Manzanita
Central Point, OR 97502
County: Jackson
(541) 941-7732
pacifichct@gmail.com

COOS BAY

South Coast Healthcare Academy
Sue Gollihur, RN
PO Box 1118
Coos Bay, OR 97420
County: Coos
541-269-2013
sgollihur@scbec.org

Southwestern Oregon Community College
Susan Walker, MSN, RN
1988 Newmark Ave
Coos Bay, OR 97420
County: Coos
(541) 888-7298
swalker@socc.edu

CORVALLIS

Samaritan Nurse Assistant
Cynthia Stegner, BSN, RN-BCNPD
3600 NW Samaritan Drive
Corvallis, OR 97330
County: Benton
541-768-7981
cstegner@samhealth.org

EUGENE

Dare 2 Care
Sherry Huff, RN
1050 Willagillespie Rd Suite 6
Eugene, OR 97401
County: Lane
(541) 688-4262
dare2care4cna@hotmail.com

EMT Associates
Mary Ann Vaughan, BSN, BA, BS, NRP, RN
2275 Rock Ln
Eugene, OR 97401
County: Lane
(541) 844-1328
mavemtrn@comcast.net

Lane Community College Eugene
Clareese Carrick, RN
101 W 10th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401
County: Lane
(541) 463-6111
carrickc@lanecc.edu

GRESHAM

Mt Hood Community College
Lisa Rye, RN
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR 97030
County: Multnomah
(503) 491-7179
lisa.rye@mhcc.edu

HERMISTON

Good Shepherd
Julienne Gregory, RN
610 NW 11th Street
Hermiston, OR 97838
County: Umatilla
541-667-3400
jgregory@gshealth.org

HILLSBORO

Moore Nurse Consulting
Rebecca Moore, RN
328 West Main Street, Suite B
Hillsboro, OR 97123
County: Washington
503-341-7550
becky@moorenurseconsulting.com

KLAMATH FALLS

Klamath Community College
Marylin Culp, RN
7390 S 6th St
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
County: Klamath
(541) 882-3521
culp@klamathcc.edu

MCMINNVILLE

Chemeketa Yamhill Valley Campus
Sandra Kellogg, MSN, RN
288 NE Nortan Lane
McMinnville, OR 97128
County: Yamhill
503-399-5058
Sandi.Kellogg@chemeketa.edu

MILWAUKIE

Clackamas Community College
Debra Anderson, RN
7738 SE Harmony Rd
Milwaukie, OR 97222
County: Clackamas
(503) 594-0663
debraa@clackamas.edu

NEWPORT

Oregon Coast Community College
Linda Mollino, MSN, RN
400 SE College Way
Newport, OR 97366
County: Lincoln
(541) 867-8548
lmollino@oregoncoastcc.org

PORTLAND

Caregiver Training Institute LLC
Julie Bucher, RN
12790 SE Stark St. Suite 100
Portland, OR 97233
County: Multnomah
(503) 257-0117
info@thecaregivertraininginstitute.com

Holgate Community Training
Linda Schneider, RN
4616 SE 31st Ave
Portland, OR 97202
County: Multnomah
503-232-5573
lschneider@holgatecenter.org

Step 3 – Meet all training hours requirements for Oregon

The State of Oregon requires you to finish 155 hours in class and an additional 75 hours of hands-on clinical training. You aren’t going to be considered eligible to take the state’s certification test (the Oregon Nursing Assistant Competency Examination) unless you have satisfied this prerequisite.

Step 4 – Pass the Oregon Nursing Assistant Competency Exam

Nursing assistants in Oregon need to pass the Oregon Nursing Assistant Competency Examination in order to complete their certification. Headmaster LLP gives all the certification exams for nurse aides of all levels in Oregon. The sites in Oregon where the exam is typically given are listed here.

The full CNA test costs $106. For $35 more you can request an oral exam. All retakes of full exams are $70. The retake of the skills only is $45.

Step 5 – Become listed on the Oregon Nurse Aide Registry

Maintained by the Oregon State Board of Nursing, the CNA registry in Oregon is a list of all of the certified nursing assistants who are approved to work in Oregon. State laws and regulations mandate that your name have to be on this list prior to working. Fortunately, you usually won’t need to do anything for this to occur.

Headmaster LLP will notify the registry about your new status. In Oregon, you are typically included on the list within a few weeks of passing the certification exam.

OREGON STATE BOARD OF NURSING

Customer Service Center
17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd.
Portland, OR 97224

Phone: (971) 673-0685
Fax: 971-673-0684
E-mail: oregon.bn.info@state.or.us
Website: www.oregon.gov/OSBN

CNA salary and jobs in Oregon

The 17% increase in Oregon in new openings for CNA jobs is perfect for those looking at joining the nursing assisting field. You can take a look at the expected salary outlook for Oregon nurse aides and assistants below.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$9.64$12.78$18.22
Yearly$20,040 $26,590 $37,900
OregonHourly$11.86$14.80$19.29
Yearly$24,660 $30,770 $40,130
Coastal OregonHourly$12.84$16.10$18.84
Yearly$26,710 $33,480 $39,200
Southern OregonHourly$10.95$15.04$18.44
Yearly$22,780 $31,280 $38,350
Eastern OregonHourly$12.03$14.81$18.99
Yearly$25,030 $30,810 $39,490
Medford, ORHourly$11.36$14.73$18.69
Yearly$23,620 $30,640 $38,880
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WAHourly$11.42$14.70$19.66
Yearly$23,750 $30,580 $40,890
Salem, ORHourly$10.86$14.40$19.35
Yearly$22,580 $29,940 $40,250
Eugene-Springfield, ORHourly$11.21$14.37$18.70
Yearly$23,320 $29,900 $38,890
Bend, ORHourly$12.10$14.24$18.43
Yearly$25,160 $29,610 $38,330
Corvallis, ORHourly$10.62$14.16$18.23
Yearly$22,080 $29,460 $37,920
Linn CountyHourly$10.16$12.69$17.61
Yearly$21,120 $26,390 $36,630

Local Accredited CNA Classes in Oregon