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  1. How to: get paid by Medicare for private in home care
    I recently passed my CNA 1 & 2. A friend will be removing her father from a care facility and putting him in her home next month as he is gaining strength and the docs determined this was the best...
    Apr 5, '11
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  2. CNA needs adivce please
    I applied for that, got the reject email yesterday (Ortho). I love that the only qualification is CNA 1 cert and ability to have CNA 2 in 45 days. Which I assume is them training you. Or not. But I...
    Dec 1, '10
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  3. CNA needs adivce please
    Just passed in the 3rd week of October. Taking off until my CNA2 class in December, then I'll do a job search. So you got in to Salem with a CNA2 and no experience? They usually just have MA...
    Nov 14, '10
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  4. Adventist and Agnostics?
    I believe the original writer's letter was respectful and honest. Having only dealt with a "public" facilities, I was unaware that these types of questions and requirements could come up in a job...
    Nov 14, '10
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  5. CNA needs adivce please
    Hey! Just wondered if you ever got a CNA2 position. I will be attending CNA2 classes in a few weeks, but have seen no job advertisements for them. Our hospital's site lists the job as "CNA/MA," in...
    Nov 14, '10
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  6. CNA exam study group
    For future test takers: The written exam is so easy it's criminal. It's the skills test. So our school had a skills booklet with 40+ skill pages. HDMaster.com listed 28 skills. I concentrated on...
    Nov 14, '10
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  7. Oregon CNA skill exam questions
    Aw Ruby, I wish I'd have logged in before you took your test. I would ask where exactly you are testing and told you this: Everyone I've spoken to is absolutely terrified of the practical and it...
    Nov 14, '10
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  8. Possibly moving-multiple questions
    Remove California and New York and Oregon is considered one of the highest priced places to live. The Willamette Valley was in Money's top 10 (sometimes 5) most exp real estate in late 1990's early...
    Sep 12, '10
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  9. Are you happy at your workplace?
    I think the most frustrating thing for me, is small things that could be fixed with almost no cost. For example, we are not allowed to have linen carts on our floor, or store linens in a patient's...
    Sep 12, '10
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. What do you wear
    Just ask your school. Everyone here, even in the high school CNA classes, wears scrubs during class to put you in the mood of being in health care. If they require scrubs, often they will have a...
    Sep 12, '10
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. My first clinical day..
    Other awkward stories, but no, we have to knock and announce ourselves before entering. Usually the door is open so we can see if the patient is sleeping and often just make sure they are breathing...
    Sep 12, '10
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. CNA hourly pay rate?
    In Oregon the min wage is $8.40 an hour and even an unlicensed, but trained NA will get at least $9, but a beginning CNA at least $10. I don't know of any hospitals or docs who hire CNAs, only...
    Sep 12, '10
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. Familiar with "American HealthCare Training?"
    Interesting. There are 5 CNA programs that I can find in the Portland area that offer an intense 4 week class. They all have different starting prices and lists of other costs. Smoke and mirrors...
    Aug 29, '10
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  14. Familiar with "American HealthCare Training?"
    I'm curious.... they say to "bring a set of fingerprints." I wonder how you do that? Plus, I have been fingerprinted several times over the years in assorted jobs, including last month for the census...
    May 4, '10
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  15. Familiar with "American HealthCare Training?"
    Thank you! The state site (http://www.oregon.gov/OSBN/pdfs/CNA_CMAprograms.pdf) lists training sites, but is incomplete. I know of other Nursing Homes in the area who offer classes. I also know that...
    May 4, '10
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  16. Familiar with "American HealthCare Training?"
    Does anyone have any experience with American HealthCare Training (CNA) on Stark Street in Portland? It almost seemed too good to be true to have a 4 week program with new classes starting every two...
    May 3, '10
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  17. Salem Hospital CNA grads vs Chemeketa (CCC)
    I don't want this to turn into a spitting match, really. My comments were made 4 months ago when the previous class was graduating, which I stated. They seemed pretty young. A few folks I've worked...
    Nov 17, '09
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  18. Salem Hospital CNA grads vs Chemeketa (CCC)
    Well, our hospital finally opened up it's CNA training in June. Went to the second round session where 50 or so of us were told all the great parts about the program. Then we were told there was...
    Jul 19, '09
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  19. Salem Hospital CNA grads vs Chemeketa (CCC)
    So if you had CCC schooling, the hospitals around the valley would consider that the same as the classes at Salem Gen? I really don't know the textbook vs practicum hours for either location.
    May 19, '09
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  20. Salem Hospital CNA grads vs Chemeketa (CCC)
    I'd like to hear experiences of the grads from both the Salem Hospital and the Chemeketa Community College CNA programs with regard to the schooling. I'm interested in both, although CCC hides...
    May 19, '09
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  21. Question about Salem
    There is only one Hospital in Salem, Salem Hospital. Check their career tab on their site: www.salemhospital.org. Most positions give pref to experienced, but not required.
    Oct 5, '08
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  22. Newbie- CNA to Nurse path?
    Thanks for the info. He'll be graduating a year early and have some college credits also. So he's a little younger than the other students, and while mature, I tend to hate the idea of the chick...
    Oct 5, '08
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  23. Young female patients
    Someone from Oregon correct me if I'm wrong, but I beleive there is a legal requirement for a minor female (but not male) to have a female chaparone in the room when conducting a pelvic exam. As to...
    Oct 4, '08
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  24. Newbie- CNA to Nurse path?
    My son (still in High School) has the intention of applying for the Chemeketa Nursing program when the time comes. We understand to have a hope at all, he needs to have all prereqs completed with a...
    Oct 4, '08
    Forum: Oregon Nursing


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