Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistants are vital parts of a health care team. They are responsible for direct patient care under the supervision of nursing staff. Nursing Assistants perform duties including feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, and moving patients.

Nursing Assistants are certified by the Oregon State Board of Nursing, and must take a training course and a certification examination to become Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA-I). Clatsop Community College offers the Nursing Assistant course every term and the class lasts approximately 11 weeks. The course is 155 total hours, with 80 classroom hours and 75 hours of clinical experience.

This program is open to all students.

Students must complete the following (information will be emailed after course registration):

  • A criminal background check
  • A tuberculosis (TB) test
  • CPR for Healthcare Providers training
  • Current immunization status, drug screen

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Call or email the Director of Nursing & Allied Health at 503-338-2436 (If you need help, contact the Student Services Center at 503-338-2411 or email) for the course permission code. 
  3. Register for Classes.

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