TVCC offers Nursing Assistant courses throughout the year. This is a 110-hour course which includes clinical experience at local healthcare agencies and a CPR class.

Upon successful completion of the 110 hours OSBN approved Nursing Assistant Course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. This certificate will enable you to take the OSBN state test. When this exam is passed, you will be issued the designation of a "Certified Nurse Assistant".

To enter the Nursing Assistant Course, a student must be at least 16 years old, be in good health, be current on immunizations, and pass a background check and drug screen urinalysis. There is limited seating and applications are processed in the order received, submitting paperwork as soon as possible is recommended.

NA Classes Scheduled!

Check out our class schedules.
Become a "Certified" Nursing Assistant (CNA) through this program.
Click Here for the Nurse Assistant Weekly Class Schedule

      Click Here for the 8-Week Summer Nurse Assistant Schedule

*Background Check and Drug Screen Urinalysis must be completed through American Databank/Complio by opening a personal account through here and selecting the "Nursing Assistant" package: http://tvccbackgroundcheck.com

Please contact the Rachel Grace with any questions about the offer and more information via email at rgrace@tvcc.cc or via phone at (541) 881-5940.

Our application packet has important information about the program.
Click the button below to review it.

Accepting applications for Fall Quarter - June 14 - September 16

Click Here for the Application Packet

Nursing Assistant Handbook


Nursing Assistant FAQs

This course is a 10-week course of 110 hours which is divided into 40 hours of didactic,
28 hours of lab, 40 hours clinical, and a 2-hour Final Exam.

This is a 2-step process: 1.  Apply to TVCC 2. Complete TVCC’s certified nursing assistant application located on the TVCC’s certified nursing assistant webpage at https://www.tvcc.cc/nursing/na/index.cfm. Application due dates are updated on the website. 

Once you have registered as a TVCC student, complete the online application.  The application can be mailed, emailed or hand delivered to Rachel Grace (rgrace@tvcc.cc). 

Applications may be mailed or hand-delivered to:
TVCC Nursing Department
Tech Lab – Ontario campus
Attn. Rachel Grace
650 College Blvd.
Ontario, OR 97914

After delivery of the application and required documents have been received, you will
be allowed to register for the class 

Copy of High School Diploma/GED or - College transcript with Writing 90 completed and
passed with a “C” or better or - “Next Generation Sentence Skills” test with a score of
237 or better.

Class will begin quarterly and be completed in 10 weeks (about 2 and a half months).
Weeks 1-4 are synchronous hybrid learning in a live online class in the evenings for
three (3) days. Saturday’s will be a skills lab day on-site at the Ontario campus. Week 5
concludes online learning and the start of clinical experiences. Week 6-9 are 1-day
clinical experiences on Saturdays. During the summer clinical experiences are twice a week
to conclude the course is 8 weeks.

Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Professional certification is required prior to
the start of the program. A current American Heart Association BLS/CPR certification is
required throughout the duration of the certified nursing assistant program, without a
current certification there is a risk of exclusion from clinical experiences, missing clinical
time could result in clinical failure. American Heart Association (AHA is the only accepted

Yes, students can maintain their current employment while in the program however
schedules cannot be adjusted. Please be aware that scheduling issues are the student's responsibility. There are no make-up days, please adjust your schedule accordingly

Clinical experiences are a requirement of all certified nursing assistant education
programs. Students will be caring for patients of all ages and in various stages of health
and illness. Clinical experiences will be 8-hour shifts per week. Clinical times will vary by
term and are conducted at local health care agencies and agencies in Oregon.

The cost of the program is$725 for in-state tuition and $800 for out-of-state tuition.
Additional costs/fees include the background check and drug screen, book, scrubs, and
licensing fees. See the fee schedule in the Application Packet accessed via the website.

Please contact Efren Garza (egarza@tvcc.cc) for information regarding available grant

Yes, having a certificate and work experience as a CNA will add up to 10 points on your
RN nursing school application, depending on hours worked.

Oregon Law requires that any student obtaining a health professional degree completes
specific administrative requirements. These requirements include a criminal background
check to establish admission and to maintain eligibility for clinical placements. Applicants
with felony or misdemeanor criminal records may not be able to complete the program
of study or may not be eligible for licensure. Exclusion is the result of clinical partnerships
patient safety, and Oregon Administrative Rule. Only the program approved criminal
background check will be accepted. Instructions on how to complete the program
approved criminal background check will be provided to admitted students. 

TVCC requires a 10-panel urinalysis, both prescription and illegal substances are screened. Marijuana is not a federally legal substance; therefore, it is cause for rejection to a healthcare education program. Substance use has significant negative effects on performance; serious injury could be inflicted upon patients if a student is under the influence of a performance inhibiting substance. The safety of the patient is the first priority. For more details, please refer to the Substance Abuse Policy in the Certified Nursing Assistant Student Handbook.

*Drug screening must be completed an American Databank approved facility*

TVCC does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission to its programs.
Provision of direct health care is required to meet the objectives of the core certified
nursing assistant courses. Some disabilities are easily accommodated, and others are
more difficult. A minimum standard for physical, cognitive, and behavioral core
competencies are available to applicants on Applicants are encouraged to contact the
Accessibility & Accommodation Services at the link below or or 541-881-5812 for accommodation requests. 
Disability Services 

TVCC relies on clinical partners to meet student learning outcomes, some of which have
enacted policies regarding mandatory vaccinations for COVID-19. Decisions regarding
requirements for various vaccinations are outside TVCC’s control, TVCC has limited
resources for clinical placement. Without the ability to meet the clinical requirements
imposed by these valued partners. Although legal issues related to the federal and state
government’s mandates for COVID-19 vaccinations are pending, should facilities require
the COVID-19 vaccination, TVCC’s certified nursing assistant and Allied Health programs
and colleges across the nation must comply. Currently a COVID vaccine exemption form
is available.