Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) in Oregon perform vital patient care tasks in hospitals, long-term care facilities and nursing homes including transferring and positioning patients, assisting patients with their daily activities such as eating, bathing and using the restroom and taking and recording vital signs. Working under the supervision of licensed practical nurses and registered nurses, CNAs often use this entry-level position as a starting point to a lifelong career in nursing. In Oregon, CNAs earn an average annual salary of $32,190, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Choosing the Best CNA Programs in Oregon

The first step in becoming a CNA is to complete a state-approved training program and pass your state's certification exam. There are two levels of CNA certification in Oregon, the entry-level CNA I which requires a training program and certification exam, and CNA II for experienced CNAs to gain additional skills. Training programs are quick to complete and generally only require the applicant to be 16 years of age or older with a high school diploma as a recommended education level. For more information about CNA training admissions requirements, please visit our CNA Training Programs Admissions page.

  • Program Length: CNA training programs in Oregon must consist of at least 80 hours of classroom instruction and 75 hours of clinical practice. The time it takes to complete a training program can vary from school to school but generally, CNA training programs last between 6 and 12 weeks for CNA I certification. Training programs are offered in many community colleges, vocational schools and healthcare facilities across the state.
  • Program Cost: The cost of a CNA training program varies from school to school. In some cases, nursing homes or other healthcare facilities may offer low-cost or free training to students who sign employment contracts with them. As one example of program costs, the CNA training program at Pacific Healthcare Training in Central Point costs $995 for tuition. Additional costs not included in the tuition include criminal background check and fingerprinting fees, certification exam fee, American Heart Association CPR class fee, lab fees, uniform and stethoscope, and textbook costs.
  • Board Approved Programs: Each state has its own requirements for CNA certification, so it is important to select a program that is approved by your home state. In Oregon, the State Board of Nursing regulates training programs and maintains the state's CNA registry. For a full list of state-approved training programs, visit the Board of Nursing website. To learn more, check out the CNA certification requirements for Oregon.
  • Online/In-Person Options: In Oregon, some schools, including Caregiver Training Institute, offer a portion of the CNA training program in an online format. While lab work and clinical practice must be completed in person, the classroom training portion may be available online, which is particularly convenient for students who have busy schedules that make it unrealistic to attend classes in person.

2020 List of CNA Classes in Oregon

To get a feel for the CNA curriculum in Oregon, see our list of classes and courses available in the state:

Albany, OR

SchoolContact Information
Linn Benton Community College
CNA Programs
6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, OR 97321
(541) 917-4999

Astoria, OR

SchoolContact Information
Clatsop Community College
1651 Lexington Ave
Astoria, OR 97103
(503) 338-2411

Baker City, OR

SchoolContact Information
Baker Technical Institute
CNA Programs
2500 E St
Baker City, OR 97814
(541) 519-2671
Baker Technical Institute
2500 E St
Baker City, OR 97814
(541) 519-2671

Bend, OR

SchoolContact Information
Central Oregon Community College
CNA Programs
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97703
(541) 383-7700

Central Point, OR

SchoolContact Information
Pacific health Training
CNA Programs
512 Manzanita St
Central Point, OR 97502
(541) 941-7732
Pacific health Training
CNA Programs
512 Manzanita St
Central Point, OR 97502
(541) 941-7732
Pacific health Training
CNA Programs
512 Manzanita St
Central Point, OR 97502
(541) 941-7732
Pacific health Training
CNA Programs
512 Manzanita St
Central Point, OR 97502
(541) 941-7732

Coos Bay, OR

SchoolContact Information
Southwestern Oregon Community College
CNA Programs
1988 Newmark Ave
Coos Bay, OR 97420
(541) 888-2525

Eugene, OR

SchoolContact Information
Lane Community College
CNA Programs
4000 E 30th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405
(541) 463-3000
Lane Community College
CNA Programs
4000 E 30th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405
(541) 463-3000

Glide, OR

SchoolContact Information
Wolf Creek Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
CNA Programs
2010 Opportunity Ln
Glide, OR 97443
(800) 588-9003

Gresham, OR

SchoolContact Information
Mt. Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR 97030
(503) 491-6422
Mt. Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR 97030
(503) 491-6422

Happy Valley, OR

SchoolContact Information
Clackamas Nursing Assistant Training
CNA Programs
11875 SE 129th Ave
Happy Valley, OR 97086
(503) 709-6560

Hillsboro, OR

SchoolContact Information
Moore Nurse Consulting
CNA Programs
328 West Main Street
Hillsboro, OR 97123
(503) 523-4806
Moore Nurse Consulting
328 West Main Street
Hillsboro, OR 97123
(503) 523-4806

Klamath Falls, OR

SchoolContact Information
Klamath Community College
CNA Programs
7390 S 6th St
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
(541) 882-3521

McMinnville, OR

SchoolContact Information
Linfield College
CNA Programs
900 SE Baker St
McMinnville, OR 97128
(503) 883-2200

Medford, OR

SchoolContact Information
RCC
CNA Programs
7217, 101 S Bartlett St
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 245-7500

Newport, OR

SchoolContact Information
Oregon Coast Community College
CNA Programs
400 SE College Way
Newport, OR 97366
(541) 265-2283
Oregon Coast Community College
CNA Programs
400 SE College Way
Newport, OR 97366
(541) 265-2283

Ontario, OR

SchoolContact Information
Treasure Valley Community College
CNA Programs
650 College Blvd
Ontario, OR 97914
(541) 881-8822

Oregon City, OR

SchoolContact Information
Clackamas Community College
CNA Programs
19600 S Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045
(503) 594-6000

Portland, OR

SchoolContact Information
Caregiver Training Institute
CNA Programs
12790 SE Stark St #100
Portland, OR 97233
(503) 257-0117
Caregiver Training Institute
12790 SE Stark St #100
Portland, OR 97233
(503) 257-0117
Concordia University
2811 NE Holman St
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 288-9371
Portland Community College Cascade
705 N Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97217
(971) 722-6111
Portland Community College Cascade
705 N Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97217
(971) 722-6111
Portland Community College Downtown Center
722 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97204
(971) 722-6642
Portland Community College Downtown Center
722 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97204
(971) 722-6642
Portland Community College Southeast
2305 SE 82nd Ave
Portland, OR 97216
(971) 722-6111
Portland Community College Southeast
2305 SE 82nd Ave
Portland, OR 97216
(971) 722-6111
Portland Community College Sylvania
12000 SW 49th Ave
Portland, OR 97219
(971) 722-6111
Portland Community College Sylvania
12000 SW 49th Ave
Portland, OR 97219
(971) 722-6111

Roseburg, OR

SchoolContact Information
Umpqua Community College
CNA Programs
1140 Umpqua College Rd
Roseburg, OR 97470
(541) 440-4600

Salem, OR

SchoolContact Information
Chemeketa Community College
CNA Programs
4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305
(503) 399-5000

The Dalles, OR

SchoolContact Information
Columbia Gorge Community College
CNA Programs
400 E Scenic Dr
The Dalles, OR 97058
(541) 506-6000

Troutdale, OR

SchoolContact Information
Springdale Job Corps
CNA Programs
31224 Historic Columbia River Hwy
Troutdale, OR 97060
(503) 695-2245

Wilsonville, OR

SchoolContact Information
Oregon Institute of Technology Portland-Metro
CNA Programs
27500 SW Parkway Ave
Wilsonville, OR 97070
(503) 821-1250

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