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In Oregon, there are multiple levels of nursing education and licensure/certification.

Nursing Student with Chart

  • CNA 1 - Certified Nursing Assistant Level 1

    • Employed by long-term care facilities (nursing homes) and home-care agencies.
    • Assist patients in activities of daily living and assist LPNs and RNs in the care of patients at home or in long-term care facilities.
  • CNA 2 - Certified Nursing Assistant Level 2

    • Employed by acute care facilities (hospitals).
    • Assist patients in activities of daily living; monitor patient vital signs, and assist RNs in the care of hospitalized patients.
  • LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse

    • Employed by long-term care facilities, medical offices, and public health departments.
    • Provide care of stable patients, perform procedures, reinforce patient education.
  • RN - Registered Nurse, Associate of Applied Science

    • Employed by hospitals, medical offices, long term care facilities, and public health departments.
    • Provide patient assessment, patient care, and patient education and complete a variety of treatments and procedures.
  • RN, BSN - Registered Nurse, Bachelor of Science

    • Employed by hospitals, medical offices, long term care facilities and public health departments.
    • RN, BSN graduates provide patient assessment, patient care, patient education and complete a variety of treatments and procedures; they can progress to nursing administration and leadership roles.
    • They also have the option of pursuing a Master's or Nurse Practitioner degree in Nursing.
  • Nursing Graduate Degrees

    • After completion of the RN, BSN students may further their education by pursuing a Masters in Nursing or a Nurse Practitioner program at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland.

 

 

Nursing (RN) Careers Practical Nursing (LPN) Careers Nursing Assistant (CNA I & II) Careers

 

 

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