Nursing Assistant Program

The Oregon Coast Community College Nurse Assistant Level 1 Training Program (NUR101) is an eight (7) credit, 120-hour course fulfilling the Oregon State Board of Nursing requirements for certification as a nursing assistant level one. The lecture portion of this course is taught on-line through independent study. It takes 40 or more hours to complete. Students spend 40 hours in the skills lab and 40 hours in a licensed health care facility gaining hands-on clinical experience. The programs are offered from either the OCCC North County Center in Lincoln City or the OCCC Central County Center in Newport.

Students will learn basic bedside nursing skills, basic restorative skills, mental health and social service needs, personal care skills, and knowledge of client rights. Students will learn the knowledge and skills necessary to care for patients in long-term care and acute care facilities. This course requires both time and a “personal caring” commitment from the students. Students must also be able to meet physical requirements, engage in therapeutic communication, and deal with stressful interpersonal situations.

Please read the following information prior to submitting your application

 Level One Learning Outcomes

  1. Utilize appropriate infection control measures while providing patient care, including hand hygiene, disposal of contaminated articles, and hazardous wastes.
  2. Utilize proper body mechanics and safety transfer to prevent injury to self and client.
  3. Implement basic principles of personal care, including bathing, hair care, dressing/undressing, oral care, shaving and nail care.
  4. Utilize basic communication and interpersonal skills with  patients as well as staff members, family members, and other health care team members.
  5. Provide safe and effective patient care to include meeting basic needs, personal care, restorative services, mental health services, social needs and patient rights.
  6. Distinguish between personal and professional values and legal/ethical responsibilities in practice.

Career Information

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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: 
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