The nursing assistant area of study prepares students to be certified nursing assistants (CNAs) who are members of a healthcare team who help patients with activities of daily living and other healthcare needs under the direct supervision of a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN).
Health Careers Center, Bend Campus
Department Chair: Jane Morrow
Career and Technical Education
NUR 103 Nursing Assistant (9 Credits)
Prerequisites: Department approval based on proof of holding a current American Heart Association, BLS Provider CPR card, passing a criminal history check, passing a urine drug screen, and meeting immunization and TB test requirements.
Covers basic nursing assistant level one care and effective communication skills for clients in acute and longterm care facilities. Issues of confidentiality, client rights and role of the nursing assistant are discussed. Students are eligible to sit for the Oregon State Board of Nursing-sanctioned certified nursing assistant level one examination upon completion of the course. Clinic takes place in acute and long-term care facilities.
NUR 104 Certified Nursing Assistant: Level 2 (6 Credits)
Prerequisites: NUR 103 and department approval.
Provides an Oregon State Board of Nursing-approved standardized curriculum and competency evaluation for the designation of Certified Nursing Assistant Level 2. This course focuses on technical skills, interpersonal skills and communication, safety, infection control, and documentation with the outcome of demonstrated proficiency in knowledge, skills and abilities in these areas. The course has a clinical component to be scheduled at a clinical partner. Requires that students hold a current, unencumbered Oregon CNA 1 certificate (verified prior to registration) as well as hold a current American Heart Association BLS Provider CPR card, pass a criminal history check, and meet immunization and TB test requirements (required after registration but prior to class participation).