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A career as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) is the perfect fit for an aspiring nurse seeking rapid employment, a stable salary, and numerous opportunities for advancement. Most importantly, this career is a great fit for any individual who passionately enjoys working with and caring for people.

Overview of CNA role and training programs
Oregon Coast Community College, Linn-Benton Community College, and Lane Community College are just a few of the numerous Oregon colleges that offer CNA certificate programs. Most nursing assistant training programs may be completed in eight to ten weeks. Under the supervision of a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or a registered nurse (RN), a CNA provides critical bedside care. Common tasks include measuring vital signs, positioning and transferring patients between beds and wheelchairs, cleaning and bathing patients, providing bathroom assistance, and helping patients eat. In some environments, such as nursing homes, certified nursing assistants are the primary caregivers.

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Career outlook for Oregon’s CNAs
Nursing assistants face attractive job prospects. Oregon’s 11,200 CNAs earn a median annual salary of $27,100, although top performers can earn in excess of $32,000 annually. The state’s key employers of CNAs include Oregon Health and Science University Hospital, The Dalles Health and Rehabilitation Center, Salem Hospital, Presbyterian Community Care Center, and Providence Portland Medical Center.

To help aspiring CNAs find the perfect training program, we have profiled below several of the top nursing assistant programs in Oregon.

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Klamath Community College
7390 South Sixth Street | Klamath Falls, Oregon 97603
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Oregon Coast Community College
400 SE College Way | Newport, Oregon 97366
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Southwestern Oregon Community College
1988 Newmark Avenue | Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Treasure Valley Community College
650 College Boulevard | Ontario, Oregon 97914
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School Address Programs offered
Klamath Community College 7390 South Sixth Street
Klamath Falls, Oregon 97603
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Oregon Coast Community College 400 SE College Way
Newport, Oregon 97366
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Southwestern Oregon Community College 1988 Newmark Avenue
Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Treasure Valley Community College 650 College Boulevard
Ontario, Oregon 97914
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
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