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Nursing Assistant Training Program
Level 2 (CNA-2)

Healthcare support expected growth by 2024


Who is a Certified Nursing Assistant Level 2?

A Certified Nursing Assistant Level 2 is a CNA who has received specialized training to assist licensed nursing personnel in hospital and other settings in providing nursing care for patients. CNA-2s receive more in-depth training in caring for the dementia patient, restorative technical skills, safety procedures, preventing complications and recording patient outcomes.


  • CNA-2 students must be at least 18 years of age.
  • CNA-2 students must be able to read, write and communicate in English.
  • CNA-2 students must be listed on the OSBN registry as a CNA in good standing prior to enrolling in the CNA-2 training program.

CNA-2 Training Care Program Curriculum

The comprehensive CNA-2 training program provides students with training in all aspects of the CNA-2 role in Acute Care, Dementia Care, and Restorative Care, plus core competencies.  CNA-2 curriculum provides a level of knowledge, skills, and abilities at a greater depth than a NA-1 training program, including the concepts of safety and preventing complications.  The course includes a combination of classroom lectures, videos, small group work, lab skills practice and supervised clinical work.  The program consists of a total of 88 hours, 60 hours in class/lab and 28 hours in an acute care/hospital setting.  Upon successful completion of the program, students will be listed as a CNA-2 on the OSBN registry.

Clinical Training Facilities

Vibra Specialty Hospital of Portland 
Address: 10300 NE Hancock St, Portland, OR 97220

Vibra is a long-term acute care hospital (LTAC) offering specialized services for critical care patients who need a higher level of nursing care for their recovery. These patients come from ICU units throughout the Portland-Metro area who are not yet ready to be transferred to a skilled nursing facility or other acute care facility.

Adventist Medical Center  
Address: 10123 SE Market St, Portland, OR 97216

Adventist Medical Center is a faith-based not-for-profit full-service acute care 302-bed hospital serving 900,000 residents. For more than 100 years Adventist Health has served the community with excellent quality and service, earning top recognition for the services they provide.

Cost of Training

(Pricing are effective for classes start May 1, 2018)

CNA-2 Program Tuition (Includes Class, Labs & Clinical)
School CNA-2 Workbook (purchase required at school)
Criminal Background
Substance Abuse (Drug Screening)



Student Responsibility – Additional Expenses (Varies)

  • AHA BLS CPR Certification (available for purchase at the school for $60)
  • Two-Step TB Skin Test (PPD) (available for purchase at the school for $30 per placement)
  • Immunization Documentation – CNA-2 students must obtain and provide documentation of the following immunizations consistent with CDC guidelines and as set by the mandatory OHA regulations & hospital requirements:

Hep B (Hepatitis B):  documentation of three (3) shots given, a positive titer for Hepatitis B antibodies, or the first shot given in the series that is no more than 30 days old.

MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella): documentation of two (2) injections of MMR; or the first vaccination in a series; or a titer must be done to establish immunity.

Varicella (Chicken Pox): documentation of two (2) injections of Varicella; or a titer to establish immunity; or medically documented history of the disease.

TDAP (Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis): documentation of TDAP within past 10 years.
Influenza (Flu): documentation of current Influenza immunization when injection is available during the flu season. Hospitals will notify the school of timeframe requirements.

  • Scrubs (any color/pattern); shoes (closed toe non-skid sole or athletic);
  • A wristwatch, with a second hand (not digital);
  • Note-taking Supplies (paper, pens, pencils, highlighters)

Program Deadlines

  • CNA-2 students must complete an Information Session, submit their all their completed enrollment paperwork, and pay their tuition in full (unless they set up a tuition payment plan) at least two (2) business days prior to the first day of class.
  • A payment plan must be set up at least two (2) business days prior to the first day of class.
  • CNA-2 students must pay their Criminal Background Check fee in full at least two (2) business days prior to the first day of class.
  • CNA-2 students must purchase their School CNA-2 Workbook at least two (2) business days prior to the first day of class.
  • CNA-2 students must obtain and provide documentation of current AHA BLS CPR training; Two-Step TB Skin Test (PPD); and completed drug screening at least two (2) business days prior to the first day of class.
  • CNA-2 program required Immunization documentation must be received by the school office at least two (2) business days prior to the first day of class.
  • CNA-2 students are required to sign a Statement of Good Health, certifying:

They are in good health;

Free of infectious disease; and

Have no existing conditions that would interfere with their ability to perform the essential functions of a CNA (For example – they can talk and hear; can stand for long periods of time; can lift and/or move up to 25 pounds frequently; and able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more occasionally).