Nursing Assistant Level 2

The  Nursing Assistant Level 2 Career Pathway Certificate prepares individuals to work as Nursing Assistant Level 2.  As a member of the health care team and under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, individuals perform clinical duties including identifying findings and patterns, habits, and behaviors that deviate from normal in an acute-care setting, use acceptable terminology to describe and report findings and take action within the scope of responsibilities as designated by the RN for abnormal findings.

A Career Pathway Certificate in Nursing Assistant Level 2 will be awarded upon successful completion of the required coursework.  Individuals receiving this Career Pathway Certificate will be eligible to become a Nursing Assistant Level 2 under the guidelines of the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
Notes: This certificate is only open to students who have applied and been accepted into the associate of applied science in nursing program.

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Intended Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes: Students who complete this certificate should be able to:
  1. Deliver healthcare with relevant cultural knowledge and communicate between people from culturally diverse backgrounds using therapeutic and professional communication techniques in the clinical setting.
  2. Demonstrate adherence to clients’ plan of care.
  3. Demonstrate proper use of diagnostic, safety, and therapeutic devices within the CNA’s scope of practice.
  4. Recognize and report normal and abnormal patterns in clinical findings and behaviors of clients to members of the health care team.
  5. Distinguish between personal and professional values and legal/ethical responsibilities in practice.
  6. Demonstrate proficiency in skills related to common disease processes and conditions that affect body system function and the person’s functional ability.
  7. Demonstrate person-centered care by meeting the individual person’s needs, preferences and abilities.

Career Information






Lack of English language skills will also not be a barrier to admission and participation in the College’s CTE programs.

Oregon Coast Community College is committed to providing equal opportunities for students with disabilities throughout the College community. Students with documented disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Our philosophy is to maximize your independence and self-reliance, providing a variety of support options to assist you in achieving your educational and/or vocational objectives. To receive services, you must submit documentation of your disabling condition(s) to the Vice President of Student Affairs. To initiate support services, please contact the Vice President of Student Affairs at 541-867-8511 or via email. Students are responsible for requesting, in a timely manner, accommodation and documenting the nature and extent of their disability.

De conformidad con la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (American with Disabilities Act, ADA), Oregon Coast Community College ofrece adaptaciones razonables o acomodaciones. Si desea una adaptación razonable, comuníquese con el Vicepresidente de Asuntos Estudiantiles y el Oficial de Cumplimiento de la Sección 504 400 SE College Way, Newport, OR 97366) at 541-867-8511 or at

Equal Opportunity & Non-Discrimination

The College prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law in any area, activity or operation of the College. The College also prohibits retaliation against an individual for engaging in activity protected under this policy, and interfering with rights or privileges granted under anti-discrimination laws. In addition, the College complies with applicable provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), related Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended), Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (“USERRA’), and all local and state civil rights laws. Under this policy, equal opportunity for employment, admission, and participation in the College’s programs, services, and activities will be extended to all persons, and the College will promote equal opportunity and treatment through application of this policy and other College efforts designed for that purpose.

Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact either: 
Andres Oroz, Vice President of Student Affairs
Joy Gutknecht, Human Resources Manager

Questions can also be mailed to their attention at:
400 SE College Way
Newport, OR  97366

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