Klamath Community College's Nursing Assistant Training Course (HEA 100) is a seven-credit course divided into lecture, lab and clinical classes. It prepares students for the Oregon State Board of Nursing: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) exam and provides workforce training aimed at entry-level positions in sub-acute centers, some hospitals and doctors' offices, as well as academic transfer credits required with some nursing programs. Students study personal care skills, nutrition, safety, legal and ethical issues, infection control, emergency care, and interpersonal skills. Students not maintaining a C or better on exams, tests, or quizzes will not be allowed to complete the program or state exam. Successful course completion does not guarantee state certification.

Regional Employment Forecast

Hourly Salary Range (Klamath Area):
$10.86 - $18.05
Hourly Salary Range (State of Oregon):
$11.38 - $18.82
Area Employment Projections: Projected growth (2014-2024) in the Klamath area is 16%. Projected growth in the state of Oregon is 16.5%.
Statewide Employment Analysis: The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2024. This occupation is expected to grow at a somewhat faster rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2024. Educational Requirements: The typical entry level education for this occupation is a postsecondary non-degree award.
All data was gathered from the State of Oregon Employment Department
Data provided for Accountant position. For a different employment forecast please visit the State of Oregon's Employment Department.
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Marylin Culp
Nursing Assistant Program Lead
7390 S. Sixth St.
Klamath Falls, OR 97603

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What are the program prerequisites?

Students must test into WRI 090 with a combined score of 42 and MTH 020 with 50% on fractions and decimals, or complete WRI 090 and MTH 010 with a C or better. Students must also complete a negative background check and drug screening, required two-step TB testing and immunizations, interview, entrance packet ,and obtain instructor approval for course registration. Refer to the forms and documents section on this page for applications, immunizations forms, deadlines, and essential functions needed for the program.

What do CNAs need to know?

Refer to Oregon State Board of Nursing website under division 63 and 63. Part of the HEA 100 application process is to read this information and sign a statement that you have read these documents.

What are the program fees/tuition/costs?

To find the most up-to-date cost information please view the course information for the specific course in our catalog.