Who is a Certified Nursing Assistant Level 1?

Nursing Assistant Level 1 students learn the responsibilities, duties, and skills expected of a CNAs in the State of Oregon. Students will be actively involved in the classroom setting, skills lab, and will complete the practicum in a nursing facility in the community.  Upon successful completion of the program, students will be issued a Certificate of Completion and be eligible to apply for certification by competency examination with the OSBN.

NA-1 Training Program Prerequisites & Eligibility Documentation

  • NA-1 students must be at least 16 years of age. (The signature of a Parent/Legal Guardian is required for all NA-1 students who are under the age of 18.)
  • NA-1 students must be able to pass a state and national criminal background check and a 10-panel drug screening.
  • NA-1 students must be able to read, write and communicate in English.
  • NA-1 students must certify they are free from contagious disease, physically and mentally fit, and be able to successfully participate in skills labs and clinicals.
  • NA-1 students must complete an Online Information Session at least five (5) business days prior to registering into a NA-1 program and submit digital signature acknowledging they have viewed an CTI’s Online Information Session and have received, understand, and agree to the information covered in the presentation.
  • NA-1 students must obtain and submit documentation to the school business office of a current negative TB Skin Test (PPD), or Quantiferon blood test, and/or Chest X-ray for TB documentation, conducted in a manner consistent with CDC guidelines as set by OSBN and OHA regulations at least five (5) business days prior to the first day of class.
  • Online NA-1 Self-paced Program students must obtain and submit documentation to the school business office of a current negative TB Skin Test (PPD), or Quantiferon blood test, and/or a Chest X-ray for TB documentation, conducted in a manner consistent with CDC guidelines as set by OSBN and OHA regulations prior to registration.
  • At least five (5) business days prior to the first day of class, NA-1 students must present a current government-issued, signature-bearing, PHOTO ID with their legal name and birth date for identity verification.
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Which NA-1 Class is Right for Me?

NA-1 Hybrid Virtual & On-campus Program

  • The NA-1 Instructor-Led Hybrid Program offers students the option of attending the didactic classroom portion of the program either in an on-campus classroom setting, or in a virtual Zoom class setting.
  • The program is comprised of 90 hours in class/lab time, and 75 hours in a clinical setting, a total of 165 hours.
  • Classes are offered on accelerated day, day, evening, and weekend schedules year-round. All labs are on-campus, and clinical rotations at a facility.
    • Accelerated Day Classes allow students to complete the program quicker. They are designed for students with good reading comprehension skills, strong study habits, and good time management skills.
    • Day & Evening Classes give students more time to read and absorb the required chapters, review, and prepare for exams.
    • Weekend Classes run eight hours and are held on Saturdays and Sundays over a ten-week period. Classes are designed for students who have commitments during weekdays and evenings that preclude them taking other schedules.
  • Students who elect to attend a hybrid class virtually, must have a reliable computer or tablet with a microphone and camera, an internet connection, and an email address.
  • Students who attend a hybrid class on-campus are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet with a microphone and camera to class. If a student does not have a laptop or tablet, they can check out a computer at the school during class to take module quizzes, tests, and to participate in any online activities.
  • The purchase of a textbook is not required. All students will be assigned individual logins to access online program modules and supplemental materials for study, review, and download. An optional NA-1 Textbook / Workbook Combo Set is available for purchase as supplemental reference material.

Online NA-1 Program

  • The Online NA-1 Self-paced Program offers more flexibility and is ideal for students with a busy schedule who are self-motivated, self-disciplined, and able to work independently during the online didactic classroom portion of the program from the comfort of their home.
  • The program consists of 53 hours and is the didactic classroom portion of the program only. Students attend labs for 35 hours on-campus, and 75 hours in a clinical rotation, a total of 163 hours.
  • Online NA-1 Program students must have a reliable computer or tablet with a microphone and camera, an internet connection, and an email address.
  • The Online NA-1 Student Self-paced Program is offered throughout the year and Caregiver Training Institute allows students to start the Online NA-1 Program at any time following registration.
    • At registration, students must select their final exam date and their on-campus lab schedule. The final exam date must be scheduled in a two-week window prior to the start of labs.
    • If students fail to complete the 53-hour didactic portion of their program prior to their scheduled final exam date and selected lab schedule, and they will incur a fee to reschedule their program.
  • The purchase of a textbook is not required. All students will be assigned individual logins to access online program modules and supplemental materials for study, review, and download. An optional NA-1 Textbook / Workbook Combo Set is available for purchase as supplemental reference material.

Program Deadlines

Eligibility Documentation & Registration Packet Submission Deadline:

  • At least five (5) business days prior to the first day of class, NA-1 Hybrid Program 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 eligibility documentation (including a current negative TB test), a copy of their current government issued photo ID, 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, NA-1 students must complete their substance abuse screening and obtain and provide documentation of current TB screening and any required immunization documentation.
  • Prior to registration, Online NA-1 Self-paced Program 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 eligibility documentation (including a current negative TB test), a copy of their current government issued photo ID, and pay their program tuition in full (unless they set up a tuition payment plan).
  • NA-1 students sponsored by facilities and agencies are not eligible for a tuition payment plans.

Clinical Eligibility Documentation Submission Deadline:

  • At least two (2) business days prior to the first day of class, NA-1 Hybrid Program students must complete their SUBSTANCE ABUSE SCREENING and provide documentation of current AHA BLS CPR TRAINING.
  • Prior to beginning the didactic portion of their program, Online NA-1 Self-paced Program students must complete their SUBSTANCE ABUSE SCREENING and provide documentation of current AHA BLS CPR TRAINING.
  • NA-1 students who have scheduled and purchased AHA BLS CPR training through the school must have completed their training prior to the beginning of their clinical rotation.
  • Students who do not submit their clinical eligibility documentation by the required deadline will be removed from their scheduled clinical rotation and moved to a wait list to go into the clinical setting.

Supplies Deadline:

  • Face coverings or PPE must be worn in labs as required by the CDC, OHA, or other State of Oregon government regulatory bodies, and by facilities during clinicals. Masks / PPE will be supplied by the school when required if students do not have their own.
  • NA-1 students are required to have their required scrub uniform and shoes, medical equipment, and a watch with a second hand, by the first day of labs.
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Cost of Training

(Pricing effective for class starting 8/01/2021)

DescriptionPrice
NA-1 Hybrid Virtual & On-campus Program Tuition (Includes Class, Labs & Clinical; Criminal Background Check; Course Pack; Lab Supplies; Gait Belt)$1,475
Online NA-1 Program Tuition (Includes Class, Labs & Clinical; Criminal Background Check; Course Pack; Lab Supplies; Gait Belt)$1,500
Substance Abuse (Drug Screening)$60
Total$1,535 to $1,560

Student Responsibility - Additional Expenses (Varies)

  • AHA BLS CPR Certification (available for purchase at the school for $65)
  • TB Skin Test (PPD)
  • Medical Equipment – Blood Pressure Cuff / Stethoscope Kit (available for purchase at the school in kit form for $45; also, priced individually)
  • Scrubs (any color/pattern) and shoes (closed toe non-skid sole or athletic);
  • A wristwatch, with a second hand (not digital)
  • Note-taking Supplies (paper, post-it flags, notebook/ 3-ring binder, pens/pencils, highlighters)
  • Possible Facility-Required Immunizations: Influenza (during the flu season) & COVID-19 Vaccination

*OSBN Certification Fees

DescriptionPrice
OSBN CNA-1 Examination Fee$106.00
Fieldprint Fingerprint Collection Fee$64.50

Total

$170.50

* These fees are paid by the student to the OSBN after completion of their program for certification testing. The FIELDPRINT Fingerprint Collection fee is paid by the student after submitting their testing application and fee to the OSBN and receiving an emailed link from the OSBN.