Where can I get a CNA in Oregon?

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    i was wondering where in oregon i could get a cna. how long do the programs usually take and what does it entail? how much does it cost? any info would be much appreciated. thanks!!

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    You find the complete list of sites avalible at the State Board of Nursing website here in PDF Form(You need Adobe Acrobat): http://www.oregon.gov/OSBN/pdfs/CNA_CMAprograms.pdf

    Be careful where you pick because nursing homes need people and they will pay for your training/certification/state test so in a way, the ball is in your court..

    I am a CNA currently, have worked in Nursing Homes and Adult & Geriatric Psych. If you have any more questions, i'd be happy to help you.

    Best of luck!
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    Hi guys,
    I am a LPN from the Roseburg area and wanted to let Lindsay know that in our area Rose Haven, Umpqua Valley Nursing both have scholarship plans and hire from their own. Umpqua Community College also has the college credit CNA program if you are thinking about nursing later on, it is 9 credit hours, and costs 55.00 per credit with a few extra fees. It can be done in one term.
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    There were several ads in this weeks Sunday Oregonian for nursing facilities offering the classes. Most will provide the State approved class for free (and pay for the State certification test) if you work a specified length of time afterward.

    Choose your facility wisely, be sure you will want to work there for the required amount of time. I have know a couple of people who took a class and didn't work out their agreement. They were sued by the facility for its costs (a couple thousand dollars) and they lost in small claims court. The judges didn't care how bad the employee thought the conditions were, the employee should have considered it before signing the agreement.
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    I agree with what the others have offered as opinions. If there is an area or place you know you want to work, you can try calling and find out if they offer any programs that can get you your license... for example, the hospital that I work at offers a cna training program...as do several LTC facilites in the area...when in doubt, you can always get in touch with the BON at the address that FutureRNMichael recommended...Good Luck...
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    Quote from lindsay112
    i was wondering where in oregon i could get a cna. how long do the programs usually take and what does it entail? how much does it cost? any info would be much appreciated. thanks!!
    i went through the pcc program (http://www.healthprofessionals.pcc.edu/cna.htm) and highly recommend it. it takes 11 weeks and they really do an awesome job. you get to do clinicals in both a nursing home and hospital settings. the program costs around $800, but if you get hired on at a facility with medicare beds, they will reimburse a substantial portion of that to you (it's based on the number of medicare beds they have). they also will reimburse you for your licensing fee.
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    This is a very informative thread for newbies to nursing like me. I received a BFA with top marks (and work as a marketing manager, web designer, graphic designer, and technical editor), but decided to go into a trade where I am making a difference and not be a cubical hermit. I am interested in hospice care (and will be volunteering for hospice assistance first) and definitely geriatrics.

    Does anyone have any recommendations?

    I am currently fulfilling the prereq's for nursing at PCC and would like to get a job as a CNA part-time, but I am not sure where to go to get skills/training and what facilities are good ones in the Portland metro area.

    Thanks so much for your help! (-:
    Last edit by realkreativ on May 10, '07
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    Last edit by tofutti on Jul 29, '07
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    Thanks so much Tofutti - this is really helpful! I wasn't sure about PCC's CNA program (through Mt Hood) and this cinches it. I think I'm just going to push through prereq's at PCC and try for OHSU, if possible. Seems like Washington preps CNAs differently too and it doesn't tie in well with Oregon's system.

    By the way --- Tofutti brand ice cream is my husband's fave!!

    Best wishes and thanks again for the great info.
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    Last edit by tofutti on Jul 29, '07

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