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Nursing Assistant

NA101 Summer Term Mandatory Orientation and Registration

  • The mandatory orientation for the NA101 Summer term is scheduled for Friday, April 3, 2015,  from 3:00 – 5:00pm at the Table Rock Campus, Room 184.

  • Online registration for the mandatory orientation is still open. If you are placed on the wait list, please attend the orientation; there is still a chance that you will be able to attend the summer class.

  • Students who attend the orientation and complete the required paperwork, background check, drug screening, proof of vaccines, TB screening, and CPR training  will be given the codes to sign up for the summer term NA101 class  on June 1, 2015.

The Nursing Assistant courses meet the education requirements for individuals wishing to become CNAs (Certified Nursing Assistants) in Oregon.  Nursing assistants perform routine tasks under the supervision of nursing and medical staff.  Duties include but are not limited to:

Nursing Assistant

  • Answering patient call bells
  • Serving meals
  • Helping patients eat, dress, and bathe
  • Taking temperatures, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure
  • Helping patients get in and out of bed and walk

After successful completion of a nursing assistant course, you will be eligible for the certification exam through the Oregon State Board of Nursing.

Course Requirements

Nursing Assistant courses (NA101 and the associated clinical course NA101C) are offered summer, fall, winter and spring terms. While the lab and classroom work takes place in White City on the Table Rock Campus, clinical experience may take place in the Medford or Grants Pass areas.

The NA101 program lasts the entire term, and is conducted 8 hours a day, 3 days a week (Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday) during Fall, Winter, and Spring terms.  During the Summer term, the classes are held 8 hours a day, 4 days a week (Monday through Thursday).

A mandatory orientation as the first step toward being allowed to enroll in the NA101 course and is open to a limited number of students.  Please see the Nursing Assistant Program flyer for more information.

Criminal Background Check

Following the mandatory orientation (.250) you must meet deadlines for submission of fingerprints and other items to initiate the required criminal history background check and to be given the permission code and instructions for registering for NA101 and NA101C.

Employment Outlook: Above average

Nursing assistants employed in nursing homes are often the principal caregivers, having far more contact with residents than other members of the staff. Since some residents may stay in a nursing home for months or even years, aides develop ongoing relationships with them and interact with them in a positive, caring way.

Most full-time nursing assistants work about 40 hours a week, but because patients need care 24 hours a day, some CNAs work evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. Many work part-time. CNAs spend many hours standing and walking, and they often face heavy workloads. Because they may have to move patients in and out of bed or help them stand or walk, aides must guard against back injury. Nursing assistants may also face hazards from minor infections and major diseases such as hepatitis, but can avoid infections by following proper procedures.


Nursing Assistant
Table Rock Campus Office 145



This project was funded $3,000,000 (100% of its total cost) from a grant awarded under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.

Rogue Community College is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services, alternate form and language services are available to individuals with disabilities and limited English proficiency free of cost upon request.