The CNA training classes in Bend, Oregon are shown below. The available classes for enrollment include two different levels of health care instruction programs. Please call the number provided for the latest schedule of the class, enrollment details, tuition fees, and program requirements.
Nurse Assistant Level 1 Training Programs
Central Oregon Community College Nursing Assistant Program
2600 College Way, Bend, OR 97701
Regency Pacific Inc.
1876 NE Highway 20,
Bend, Oregon 97701
[Level 2 Nursing Assistant classes also available]
Nurse Assistant Level 2 Training Programs
Cascade Healthcare Community Nurse Aide Training
2500 NE Neff Rd.,
Bend, OR 97701
All nursing assistants who wish to work in a nursing facility in Oregon must complete a nursing assistant 1 training program. To ensure that the quality of training that the aspiring nursing aides receive is good and meet the federal and state’s standards, all training programs in Oregon are required to be certified by the OSBN before they take on any student.
For a program to be certified, it must complete the proper forms that were provided by the Board, pay the necessary fees, and provide other important requirements such as a copy of the curriculum, teaching methods, evaluation methods, and a sample of their final exam. These programs must also offer the student a minimum of 150 hours of training, which are divided equally into lectures and duties in an actual clinical area. If a training program loses its certification while still handling students, those students are allowed to complete their training.
The completion of a level 1 CNA training program that is approved by the state will make the student eligible to apply for the state competency evaluation exam. A nursing graduate, regardless of which country he/she graduated, can apply directly and take the exam, provided that he/she is able to provide a copy of his/her diploma and transcript of record. For those that graduated in a different country, they must provide proof of legal entry.
Only the names of individuals that are on the Nurse Aide Registry are allowed to work as a nursing assistant 1in a nursing facility. Aside from passing the state competency exam, another option of getting into the Registry is by applying for reciprocity. A certified nursing assistant who wants to apply through this must have worked for a minimum of 400 hours within the last 2 years. This time requirement is negated if the applicant has had his certificate for less than 2 years. For more information, you can follow this link: http://www.oregon.gov/osbn/Pages/cnacertification.aspx.
Bend is a city with a population of 76,639. It is the county seat of Deschutes County. It is also the principal city of Bend, Oregon Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is considered the largest city despite having a total area of only 32.2 sq miles. You can find this city on the eastern edge of Cascade Range just alongside the Deschutes River.
Health care centers in the area include Desert Orthopedics, Neurology of Bend, Central Oregon Radiology Assoc PC, Blue Skies Healing Arts, Bend Surgery Center, Mountain Medical Immediate Care, Bend Memorial Clinic, St. Charles Immediate Care, HealthSource Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab (Halcrow Chiropractic), and Cascade SurgiCenter. photo attribution: ufv