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All program maps reflect the 2018-2019 catalog requirements.
Nursing Assistant Level I
Nursing Assistant Level 1 Course offers an online learning course, textbook/lecture material only, with live "skills labs" and "clinicals" of this course in direct patient care applying all of the technical skills from the didactic, online, classroom.Course Map
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- Why Go into Nursing Assistant
- Nursing Assistant Course Expenses
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Why Should You Go into Nursing Assistant?
A Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) is an integral part of the interdisciplinary health care system and the nursing team. A CNA works directly under the supervision and direction of a licensed nurse to care for clients in a variety of clinical settings. CNA's are an essential part of the health care team who give physical care and emotional support to clients under the direction of the licensed nurse. CNA's are listed as one of the top ten growing employment opportunities in our state and local communities.
The Nursing Assistant course at Linn-Benton Community College prepares the student to assist patients and family members with activities of daily living. Students will receive instructions in basic bedside nursing skills, basic restorative skills, mental health and social service needs, personal care skills, and knowledge of client rights. Students will learn knowledge and skills necessary to care for patients in long-term care and acute care facilities.
Students must be able to meet physical requirements, engage in therapeutic communication, and deal with stressful interpersonal situations.
The "clinical" portion of this course is direct patient care applying all of the technical skills from didactic classroom.
This 155 hour training course is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN). It consists of 80 hours classroom and skills lab and 75 hours of clinical in a long term care facility. Course subjects include: Interpersonal skills and communication, growth and development throughout the life cycle, cultural aspects, legal/ethical aspects, medical and nursing terminology, general patient care; patient bathing, taking and recording vital signs, feeding patients, infection control, and caring for patient's personal needs.
Nursing Assistant Course Expenses
Estimated Course Expenses
Costs to apply for the class:
BLS Healthcare Provider CPR/AED Course$ 40-95.00*
TB (PPD) Skin Test$ 40.00 & up*
Application FeeNO APPLICATION FEE
*Costs vary depending on the provider you select to complete your procedures.
Costs Upon Acceptance into a course:
As of Fall 2016, LBCC offers an online didactic course with live classroom skills and clinicals at an OSBN approved facility.
Tuition:This is a non-credit class so TUITION IS NOT CHARGED.
Photo ID Badge:$10.00
Uniforms (scrubs)Cherokee Color-Khaki (Students should purchase two pair):
Shoes:$30.00-$100.00 (Varies depending on style and manufacturer)
Watch w/Sweep Second Hand:$15.00- $50.00 (Varies on style & manufacturer)
LBCC drug screen/background check:$110.75
Online Class:New - $47.40 or Used - $32.00
OSBN Nursing Assistant Certification Exam$106.00
OSBN Background/Fingerprinting Process$64.50
Nursing Assistant Program Information
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Nursing Assistant Level I
The Linn Benton Community College Nursing Assistant Level 1 Course offers an online learning course, textbook/lecture material only, with live "skills labs" and "clinicals" of this course in direct patient care applying all of the technical skills from the didactic, online, classroom.
Before applying to the Nursing Assistant Level 1 course, view the following informational slide presentation, Disqualifying Crimes, listed below (you will be required to self-disclose any/all criminal history to license as a CNA), LBCC training policies and requirements:
- Review the Nursing Assistant, Level 1, Course Details
- Criminal History Disclosure - If you have a previous misdemeanor or felony conviction(s) you should read the following Oregon State Board of Nursing page "How a Criminal History Can Affect the Licensure Process" and Department of Human Services list of prohibiting crimes ORS 443.004.
- Use the following link to review Important Links for the Nursing Assistant program which includes the current course calendars and policies. All applications must include a signed Disclosure Agreement (found with the policies) with your application.
The Nursing Assistant course is a Restricted Special Admission course that requires students to apply for acceptance into a class.
Students interested in applying to the Nursing Assistant Training course must complete the following requirements to qualify:
- Must have a GED or High School Diploma, unless otherwise stated
- BLS Healthcare Provider CPR card (only card accepted).
- TB Test - Report with a negative response (test must be taken within 1 yr. of term ending date)
ALL STUDENTS, AS OUTLINED IN THE "LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE", WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS:
- Attend a Mandatory Orientation
- Register with Linn Benton Community College by presenting a printed copy of your "Letter of Acceptance" at the LBCC Albany Registration Office in Takena Hall or any of our centers in Corvallis, Lebanon, or Sweet Home.
- Pass a criminal background check and drug screen as directed by LBCC (non-refundable process)
BE ADVISED: THE BACKGROUND CHECK OR DRUG SCREENING WILL NOT BE CONDUCTED UNTIL YOU HAVE SECURED ACCEPTANCE, AS DIRECTED IN THE "LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE", WHERE YOU WILL RECEIVE DIRECTIONS ON ACCOUNT SET-UP AND COMPLETION OF THE BACKGROUND AND DRUG SCREENING.
**IF ANY OF THE ABOVE LISTED REQUIREMENTS ARE NOT MET BY THE DEADLINE GIVEN, THE LINN-BENTON NURSING ASSISTANT COURSE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO EXIT STUDENTS FROM THE COURSE.
THIS IS A NONCREDIT COURSE. FINANCIAL AID IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR NON-CREDIT COURSES. YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR A WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT SCHOLARSHIP. CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO "APPLICATION PACKET".
When applying for a grant, please remember to submit an application to course during the open enrollment and note in an email that your acceptance is dependent on grant or financial funds so that we may assist you in the grant process.
**If any of the above listed requirements are not met by the deadline given, the Linn-Benton Nursing Assistant course reserves the right to drop students from the course.
2018 FALL TERM
Please print the application packet and read it carefully.
*If you have any additional questions, not outlined in the application packets, please contact Pauletta at (541) 917-4738.
For Advising Appointments please call Lorraine Lara at 541-917-4544.