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 listed on the OSBN registry as a CNA in good standing prior to registering in the CNA-2 training program.
  • CNA-2 students must  provide:
    • a copy of their Certificate of Completion from a NA-1 training program verifying they have 75 clinical training hours; or
    • a letter from an employer documenting they have worked 75 hours as a CNA-1 under the supervision of a nurse; or
    • documentation of a combination of their clinical training hours and work hours that add up to 75 hours.
  • CNA-2 students must be able to read, write and communicate in English.
  • CNA-2 students must be able to pass a state and national criminal background check and a 10-panel drug screening.
  • CNA-2 students must certify they are free from contagious disease, physically and mentally fit, and be able to successfully participate in skills labs and clinicals.
  • CNA-2 students must complete an Online Information Session at least two (2) business days prior to registering into a CNA-2 program and submit a digital signature acknowledging they have viewed a CTI’s Online Information Session and have received, understand, and agree to the information covered in the presentation.
  • CNA-2 students must present a current government-issued, signature-bearing, photo ID with their legal name and birth date for identity verification at least two (2) business days prior to the first day of class.

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


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.


Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

Address 1015 N.W. 22nd Ave. Portland OR 97210

Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, known as “Good Sam,” was founded in 1875 by the Episcopal Church in historic Northwest Portland. Locally owned and community-focused, Legacy Good Samaritan is one of the region’s most advanced medical centers with nationally accredited and top-rated specialty services. Legacy Health is a local, nonprofit health system with six hospitals and dedicated children’s care offered at Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel.


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.

Cost of Training

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



(Pricing is effective for classes starting June 1, 2019)

Program Deadlines

  • CNA-2 students must complete an Online Information Session, select a class/clinical schedule, submit their completed, signed and dated registration packet, any required program pre-registration prerequisites / eligibility documentation, and pay their program 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 obtain and provide documentation of current AHA BLS CPR training; Two-Step TB Skin Test (PPD) screening; 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 must have their required textbooks, workbooks, and supplies by the first day of class.
  • CNA-2 students must have their required scrub uniform and a watch with a second hand by the first day of scheduled labs.

Student Responsibility - Additional Expenses (Varies)

  • AHA BLS CPR Certification (available for purchase at the school for $60)
  • Two-Step TB Skin Test (PPD)
  • 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.

  • Scrub Uniform (any color / pattern) Shoes (closed toe non-skid sole or athletic shoes) for program labs and clinical
  • A wristwatch, with a second hand (not digital)
  • Note-taking Supplies (paper, post-it flags, notebook / 3-ring binder, pens, pencils, highlighters)