Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant Certificate Info

Nursing Assistant Certificate Info

Nursing Assistant Faculty and Staff

Nursing Assistant - What you need to know
Registration Information
Medical Assistant OSBN Info


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.

Our program aligns with the legal standards of practice necessary for professional licensure in the state of Oregon. After obtaining your license, if you consider relocating to another U.S. state, explore our resources to understand whether your skills meet licensing requirements in different states.

Nursing Assistant Certificate Information

Nursing Assistant Director
Megan Michell MN, RN

Phone: 541-383-7586

For information contact:
Daura Bowman, Nursing Department Administrative Assistant
Phone: 541-383-7540

Additional Nursing Assistant contacts

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

Video overview of the Nursing Assistant Program at COCC