CNA 1 Nursing Assistant
The Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program is an Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN)-approved program offered at PCC's CLIMB for Health Professionals. It consists of 75 hours of required classroom and lab skills demonstration, and 75 hours of required clinical practice in a skilled nursing facility. We offer both day and evening classes, as well as west side and east side clinical sites. We also offer, for those who qualify, a three-day hospital rotation as part of the clinical experience. This training allows students to obtain employment in many areas of the medical field, including: assisted living facilities (ALF), intermediate care facilities (ICF), and skilled nursing facilities (SNF). Our clinical sites often hire our graduates. Upon completion of this program and state certification as a CNA 1, you will be eligible to apply for the CNA 2 program, if you choose to do so.
New CNA 1 Clinical Requirements
ATTENTION: Starting with the summer 2014 term, the CNA 1 program will include new, stricter requirements for clinical rotations, including immunization requirements. There will be no exceptions to these requirements. View more information on these requirements.
Please review our detailed brochures in the links below for more details about tuition, program requirements, and class schedules. We offer CNA classes each and every term:
- The Spring 2014 Brochure
- Registration for all CNA 1 spring classes begins on Wednesday, March 5.
- The Summer 2014 Brochure
- Registration for all CNA 1 summer classes begins on Wednesday, May 28 at 9 am.
Upon graduation the student will receive a certificate of completion and be recognized as a Nursing Assistant (NA). Upon successful completion of the required OSBN exam the student will be a Certified Nursing Assistant 1 (CNA 1). Our students have a higher passing percentage than the Oregon average.
Students must attend a mandatory orientation and fingerprinting session prior to the first day of class.The dates and times of our orientations are listed in the brochure; there is no need to register for an orientation and no cost to attend. Attendance is required for all class/lab hours as well as clinical hours. Make-up class/lab and clinical days are made available for an extra charge of $75 per day, pending instructor approval. The OSBN requires each student to have a current CPR card, from either the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association, prior to the start of clinicals. PCC offers the American Heart Association's BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR classes. American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR cards are also accepted, but are not offered through PCC. The required textbook (Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants, 8th ed.) and many of the supplies (including the gait belt and stethoscope) are available at the PCC Sylvania Campus bookstore, as well as through other outlets. Students will be given other instructional materials on the first day of class, including a lab skills packet. The program includes three tests, which student must pass with a percentage of 75 or higher in order to continue. Homework consists of:
- reading the required text and skills
- practicing the skills prior to lab times
- one written skill
Please Note: If a student has registered to take this training program but decides to drop, it is necessary to drop no later than the day before the first day of class in order to receive a full tuition refund. If a student does not drop the class before this deadline, they will not be able to receive a full refund, even if they do not attend the class. More information on this policy is available in the course brochure.