The available nursing assistant programs located in Enterprise, Oregon are listed below. To find out more about their classes, get program schedules, requirements or tuition fees, just contact the number provided or go to the address during working hours.
Wallowa Valley Care Center Nurse Aide Training Course
601 Medical Parkway,
Enterprise, Oregon 97828
If you want to work as a nursing assistant in the state of Oregon, you must get your name entered into the state’s Nurse Aide Registry. The general way to get into the registry is by completing the state license exam, which is only available to those who have established eligibility to take the exams.
For those with no proper background training in healthcare, their option is to complete an OSBN-approved training program. To complete this program, they must meet the 150 hour training requirement, which is divided equally into lectures and clinical duties. There is also a final exam, which the students must pass. The exam will consist of a knowledge test and a skills test, which is very similar to the license exam. Nursing assistant students who completed a 75-hour training course from a different state may also apply.
RNs, LPNs, and unlicensed nursing graduates can also work as nursing assistants if they want to change in their career. Before they work as a nursing assistant, they are required to get certified by passing the nursing assistant 1 license exam. Since their training is similar, they are allowed to directly apply for the exam. RNs and LPNs who are working as nursing assistants are not allowed to do procedures that are not under the duties of a nursing assistant.
The state of Oregon is very open to CNAs that come from other states. These individuals may transfer and work in Oregon, if they wish, by applying through reciprocity. When they apply, they must provide a copy of their license and show proof that they had worked for at least 400 hours as a nursing assistant within the last 2 years.
All nursing assistants and CMA employers are required to check the validity of their prospective employees. For those that are certified within the state, the employers may check by going online (http://osbn.oregon.gov/OSBNVerification/) and either do license number checks or a name search. For those who are applying through reciprocity, then they will have to call the state where the applicant came from or visit their official website.
Enterprise is the county seat of Wallow County. According to the census of 2010, their population has now reached up to 1,895, which was only around 1,940 back in 2007. They have a total area of 1.5 sq miles for all of it is city land. Their population density is 1,289.7/sq miles. This city was incorporated by the Oregon Legislative Assembly back in 89. A notable business in the city is the Terminal Gravity Brewery and Public House which provides beer state wide.
Examples of health care centers in the city include Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness (541) 426-4524, Pioneer Guest Home (541) 426-4222, Wallowa County Mental Health Clinic – After Hours (541) 426-3111, and Wallowa Memorial Hospital & Home Health Service, which is found on 601 Medical Pkwy, (541) 426-5427. photo attribution: ufv