Sherwood Park Nursing and Rehab is proud to offer to the Salem/Keizer community a certified nursing assistant program. Each class consists of 8-10 students and runs for 7 weeks, starting each January, April and September. Upon successful completion of each class, students are qualified to apply for testing and certification through the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
Each class is broken into two segments:
Segment 1: 52 hours of on-line computer work and 27 hours of on-site labs
Each student will need to complete 52 hours of on-line course work during the 1st four weeks of the class. This coursework is broken into modules, to move from one module to another the student must pass an exam. Upon completion of all the modules and prior to the beginning of segment number 2 the student must pass a final exam with a score of 80% or better.
During the first four weeks each student must attend all labs. Normally labs are scheduled on Wednesday evenings and Saturdays. Any missed labs may jeopardize the student’s ability to complete the class.
Segment 2: 75 hours of Clinicals
During the last 2-3 weeks of the class each student will participate in a clinical experience consisting of 75 hours of on-site training. Each student will have an opportunity to “check off” skills learned on-line, as well as in labs.
Clinicals require a full-time commitment, which may impede with other work, school and family commitments. Prior to the start of the class each student should make necessary arrangements in order to be able to complete this segment of the course.
The cost of each program is between $500.00 - $700.00. All fees are due and payable upon acceptance into the program. Strict refund guidelines are in place and will be provided upon acceptance into the program. Program fees cover the cost of course work, including books, materials, on-line subscription fees, licensing and testing fees. Additional costs may include CPR training, criminal history background check.
Candidate Qualifications and Expectations:
In order to be considered for entrance into the program, each candidate must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Be at least 17 years of age
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent
- Be proficient in reading, writing and communicating in English
- Able to commit the time to attend all lab and clinical hours