Nursing Assistant Program

The Oregon Coast Community College Nurse Assistant Level 1 Training Program (NUR101) is an eight (8) credit, 165-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 53 or more hours to complete. Students spend 36 hours in the skills lab and 76 hours in a licensed health care facility gaining hands-on clinical experience. The programs are offered from the OCCC North County Center in Lincoln City.

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 1

 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.
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Level 2

The Oregon Coast Community College (OCCC) Nursing Assistant Level 2 Training Program (NUR102) is an 92-hour course fulfilling the Oregon State Board of Nursing requirements for certification as a NA Level 2. This program is open to those individuals who have a valid NA 1 certification with the Oregon State Board of Nursing.  NUR 102 is a six (6) credit course. The Nursing Assistant Level 2 Certificate (NA2) prepares individuals to work as a Nursing Assistant Level 2 in the clinical setting.  As a member of the health care team and under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, individuals perform clinical duties including identifying findings, patterns, habits, and behaviors that deviate from normal in an acute care setting, use accepted terminology to describe and report finding, and take action within scope of responsibilities and as designated by the RN for abnormal findings. A Nursing Assistant Level 2 Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the required coursework and become a Nursing Assistant Level 2 (NA2).

Level Two Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this certificate should be able to:
  1. Deliver healthcare with relevant cultural knowledge and communication 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 NA’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


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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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