CNA in Oregon or WA? What is better?

  1. Hi everyone!

    I'm currently located in Oregon and am thinking about moving up to Washington this summer and becoming a CNA while I apply to nursing schools. I have noticed that in Oregon, to become a CNA you have to take two classes (CNA-1, CNA-2) and in Washington there is only one.

    I was wondering if I took my classes in Oregon, would Washington accept them? If someone could let me know, that'd be great!

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  3. by   nlcooper
    I'm sure you have gotten your answers by now, but as far as I know, you still have to be certified in WA. I wish these two border states would just let you test out. Living in WA, I was told to work as a CNA in OR, I had to have at least a year in a skilled facility. I hate facitilies and am only interested in home care, not sure how it works the other way though. I've gotten far more experience in many areas working in private homes than I ever did in a facility. Good luck to you!