Nursing Assistant Area of Study
The nursing assistant area of study prepares students to be certified nursing assistants (CNAs) who are members of a healthcare team who help patients with activities of daily living and other healthcare needs under the direct supervision of a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN).
Students may have an opportunity to partner with local healthcare facilities to work and to receive some support for the class while taking the Nursing Assistant Level 1 class at COCC, and then transition to working as a CNA after successfully completing the class and earning their CNA certification. Contact Megan Michell, Nursing Assistant program director, or Daura Bowman, Nursing administrative assistant, for more information.
Students can take classes independently or as part of the one-year certificate.
Nursing Assistant Director
Megan Michell MN, RN
For information contact:
Daura Bowman, Nursing Department Administrative Assistant
Healthy Rural Oregon Grant
If you live in Redmond, Prineville, Madras, or Warm Springs, you may be eligible for a grant towards your full tuition, fees, and educational expenses when enrolled in one of the following programs: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, and EMT/Paramedicine. Enter your address through the Health Resources & Services Administration app to check for eligibility. If you qualify for the grant, please complete this interest form. For questions concerning the grant, don't hesitate to get in touch with Jill Ridling, Health Careers Outreach Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.