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 basically. In the end, I found it easier to go to a school that lists a slightly higher price, but brings CPR, fingerprinting and the TB to you, rather than you searching around for it. So I chose American Healthcare. They have night, weekend or a daytime series. Night & Weekend take 8 weeks since you have less time per week than day classes.
I have not yet sat for my boards, but hear horror stories. One person I've met failed a skill test, and therefore failed all skills and is awaiting a "do over." The failure was that the testing person claimed he gave an inaccurate radial pulse. However, the tester was not monitoring the pulse on the other hand or with a stethascope, she apparently just watched? The student challenged it, and the State has decided he doesn't have to pay the fees again as you normally would, but they are still making him retest all five skills. Kind of like admitting some guilt, but not wanting to get all that involved.
I'm wondering if anyone has any pointers for Boards? Be confident, but not cocky, be humble, but don't grovel, be friendly, but not familiar..... am I on track?