Hi all – today, we’re taking a tour of Illinois. Here’s the downlow on everything you need to know related to becoming a CNA.
CNA Certification Requirements in Oregon
In order to become a nurse aide in Oregon the nurse aide must complete a state-approved training program, pass the state nurse aide competency, and meet all the other requirements for certification to continue working as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
Become a CNA in Oregon
Want to become an Oregon certified CNA? Here’s how:
1.Enroll in a state certified school (you can search CNA school throughout Oregon via the CNA school directory)
2.Complete the CNA training
3.Take practice CNA exam (this step is optional and may be included within certain CNA courses)
4.Register to take the state CNA exam
5.Once you pass the exam, apply for desired jobs to work as a certified nursing assistant!
Local CNA Training Classes
16 years or older
High school diploma or GED (recommended)
minimum of 80 hours of classroom and 75 hours of clinical training for CNA I certification.
Graduating from a state-accredited training program does not imply automatic state certification – students must first pass the state’s written and skills exam with a grade of 75 percent or more to obtain a listing on the registry.
Community colleges and private institutions account for more than 75 percent of the programs approved by the OSBN. The cost of training at these institutions is approximately $1000, but there will be associated costs such as reading tests, lab fee, textbook, CPR certification, uniform, certification fee and other costs. Unlike other states, Oregon has several approved online programs, which have variable costs.
-Fingerprinting, immunization, and a drug screen may be required for clinical placement.
Here are a few local CNA classes in Oregon:
CNA Classes in Portland
Portland Community College (971)722-6111
Caregiver Training Institute (503) 2570117 ext.104
Clackamas Nursing Assistant Training (503)709-6560
CNA Classes in Eugene
Lane Community College (541) 463-3000
CNA Classes in Gresham
Mt Hood Community College (503)491-6422
Search CNA Scholarships available in Oregon (free CNA training available)
OR CNA Testing
The OSBN has approved Headmaster, LLP to administer and score the nurse aide competency exam in which you will need:
A fingerprint-based criminal background check (non-refundable)
Training program certificate of completion (non-refundable)
CNA certification fee
Oregon gives nurse aides the option of written or computerized tests. If you are a first time tester, you must take the written and skills test on the same day. The test comprises of:
80 multiple choice questions ( must complete in 90 minutes or less)
The test evaluates your knowledge in specific areas, including communication, infection control, patient safety, disease process, basic nursing skills, mental health, personal care, client rights and care for impaired persons
You’ll have to perform one of the four mandatory tasks:
Perineal Care with Hand Washing
Bed Pan and Output with Hand Washing
Catheter Care with Handwashing
Gown and Gloves, Emptying a Urinary Drainage Bag with Hand Washing
Another two or three tasks will be selected at random from the Skills List – found in your course textbook or the Candidate Handbook
Certification Costs To Become a CNA
Reactivation by exam – (knowledge and skills tests) – $106
Oral skills exam – $35 (additional)
Written and skills initial exam – $106
Knowledge retest – $25
Skills retest – $45
- Knowledge and skills retest – $70
For questions related to scheduling and testing contact The Oregon State Board of Nursing using the following information:
Out-of-state CNAs can transfer their certification to Oregon by way of endorsement if they’re in active status with their home state. Following are the requirements for endorsement:
You must provide proof of completing a training program, according to OBRA standards
Provide proof of at least 400 hours of paid employment as a CNA under the supervision of a nurse
Complete a criminal background check
Verification from the nurse aide registry in your home state (if your licensed is expired, you won’t be eligible for endorsement)
Submit the endorsement application along with the required documents.
CNA Nurse Registry
Oregon State Board of Nursing
17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd.
Portland, Oregon 97224-7012
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