Nursing Assistant

Program Details

Nursing Assistant Level 1

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. The clinical portion of this course is direct patient care, applying all of the technical skills from a didactic teaching method.

Course subjects include: interpersonal skills and communication, growth and development throughout the life cycle, cultural aspects, legal and 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.

Before applying to the Nursing Assistant Level 1 course, view the following information:

  • 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 Criminal History Affects Your Application" and Department of Human Services list of prohibiting crimes ORS 443.004. You will be required to self-disclose any/all criminal history to license as a CNA.
  • Review these important links for the Nursing Assistant program: 

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. 

IMPORTANT: 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. 


Financial Aid

This is a non-credit course. Financial aid is not available for non-credit courses. You may be eligible for a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Scholarship. 

When applying for a scholarship or grant, please remember to submit an application for the course during open enrollment and note in an email that your acceptance is dependent on grant or scholarship funds so that we may assist you in the process.



If you have any additional questions, not outlined in the application bulletin (see Program Overview page), please contact Pauletta at (541) 917-4738.

For Advising Appointments please call Lorraine Lara at 541-917-4923.