Nursing Assistant (CNA1/CNA2)
Questions? Contact: Patrick Caldwell
What is it?
A certified nursing assistant (CNA) works in a variety of health care settings, taking care of patients by performing tasks such as taking vital signs, assisting patients in and out of bed, assisting in medical procedures, tidying patient rooms and monitoring patients. CLIMB's Institute for Health Professionals offers CNA 1 and CNA 2 Acute Care Training.
CLIMB's Institute for Health Professionals CNA 1 Program is an Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN)-approved program that consists of 80 hours of required classroom and lab skills demonstration, and 75 hours of required clinical practice in a skilled nursing facility. This training allows students to obtain employment in many areas of the medical field, such as assisted living facilities, intermediate care facilities, and skilled nursing facilities.
CLIMB's Institute for Health Professionals CNA 2 Acute Care Training Program is an Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN)-approved program that consists of 60 hours of required classroom and lab skills demonstration, and 28 hours of required clinical practice in a hospital setting. This training expands upon the skills taught in CNA 1 training, allowing CNAs to perform more advanced tasks and increasing their earning power, advancement potential, and employment opportunities. CLIMB's Institute for Health Professionals CNA 2 training program requires that students submit an application in order to register for and attend the program. (PCC formerly offered an online version of this course. Unfortunately, this online option will not be available in the Spring 2015 term, though we plan to bring it back in the future.)
Is it right for you?
If you are looking for a career in the health care industry, becoming a certified nursing assistant is a great way to start! We offer day and evening classes, as well as west side and east side clinical sites. We also offer, for those who qualify, an optional three-day hospital rotation as part of the clinical experience. Upon obtaining an unencumbered Oregon CNA1 license, you will be eligible to apply for CNA2 training.
If you are a CNA 1 who is interested in boosting your earning power and advancement potential, then CNA 2 training may be right for you! You must have an unencumbered Oregon CNA 1 license prior to applying for this training.
- View the current schedule of classes for Nursing Assistant ("CNA1/CNA2") and write down your CRN.
- Visit Non-Credit Registration and create a new account. Returning PCC Students can skip this step.
- Register for your course online using MyPCC.
Or, learn about setting up this training for your entire team.