CNA Programs in Oregon

A list of state-approved CNA programs in Oregon, including information about the average CNA salary in OR, job prospects, and more.
CNA Programs in Oregon

Is your heart set on a nursing career in Oregon, but you need to start getting a weekly paycheck as soon as possible? If so, you should consider enrolling in a Certified Nursing Assistant/Nurse Aide (CNA) program.

Requirements to Become a CNA in Oregon

According to rules set by the Oregon State Board of Nursing, you must complete an approved training program for you to become a CNA in Oregon.

You must also register for and take the state's CNA Certification Exam. In the state of Oregon, the CNA exam is administered by the D&S Diversified Technologies, LLP. You can register for the test by submitting an examination application to Oregon's State Board of Nursing.

If you pass the test with an acceptable score, your results will be sent to Oregon's Nurse Aide Registry, and your name will be automatically added to its list of Certified Nurse Aides in the state.

State-Approved CNA Programs in Oregon

If you decide to train as a CNA in Oregon, you will have many fine schools to choose from. Some of the best schools in the state include:

  1. Linn Benton Community College

    6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, OR 97321 (541) 917-4999
  2. Clatsop Community College

    1651 Lexington Ave, Astoria, OR 97103 (503) 338-2411
  3. Central Oregon Community College

    2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR 97703 (541) 383-7700
  4. Southwestern Oregon Community College

    1988 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420 (541) 888-2525
  5. Lane Community College

    4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405 (541) 463-3000
  6. Wolf Creek Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center

    2010 Opportunity Ln, Glide, OR 97443 (800) 588-9003
  7. Mt. Hood Community College

    26000 SE Stark St, Gresham, OR 97030 (503) 491-6422
  8. Klamath Community College

    7390 S 6th St, Klamath Falls, OR 97603 (541) 882-3521
  9. Rogue Community College

    101 S Bartlett St #7217, Medford, OR 97501 (541) 245-7500
  10. Clackamas Community College

    19600 S Molalla Ave, Oregon City, OR 97045 (503) 594-6000
  11. Concordia University

    2811 NE Holman St, Portland, OR 97211 (503) 288-9371
  12. Portland Community College

    705 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217 (971) 722-6111
  13. Portland Community College

    722 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204 (971) 722-6642
  14. Portland Community College

    2305 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216 (971) 722-6111
  15. Portland Community College

    12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland, OR 97219 (971) 722-6111
  16. Umpqua Community College

    1140 Umpqua College Rd, Roseburg, OR 97470 (541) 440-4600
  17. Chemeketa Community College

    4000 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, OR 97301 (503) 399-5000
  18. Columbia Gorge Community College

    400 E Scenic Dr, The Dalles, OR 97058 (541) 506-6000
  19. Springdale Job Corps Center

    31224 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019 (503) 695-2245
  20. Oregon Institute of Technology

    27500 SW Parkway Ave, Wilsonville, OR 97070 (503) 821-1250

CNA Job Outlook and Salary in Oregon

CNAs are in high demand in Oregon, and the demand is expected to stay high for almost the decade to come. Overall employment of CNAs in Oregon is expected to grow by 13.7% from 2018 to 2028. As a CNA in Oregon, you can expect to make a median salary of $42,960 per year.

Take a look at the CNA employment and salary situation in different metro areas in Oregon below to get a detailed picture.

AreaTotal EmploymentAvg Hourly WageAvg Annual Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA7,480$21.1$42,710
Salem, OR1,270$21.5$41,360
Bend-Redmond, OR410$20.3$39,690
Grants Pass, OR360$20.3$40,160
Eugene, OR1,260$19.4$38,580
Medford, OR840$19.7$38,470
Albany, OR460$18.9$39,090
Corvallis, OR330$18.8$38,590

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) May 2022

Oregon Nurse Aide Registry

If you have any questions about CNA programs or certification in Oregon, you can contact the Oregon State Board of Nursing at:

Oregon State Board of Nursing

17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd, Portland, OR 97224
Phone: (971) 673-0685
Fax: (971) 673-0684

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