Certified Nursing Assistant Level 2

The Certified Nursing Assistant Level 2 Certificate (CNA2) prepares individuals to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant Level 2. Students will learn the knowledge and skills necessary to care for patients in a variety of healthcare facilities. This course requires both time and a “personal caring” commitment from the students.

Students must be able to meet the physical requirements, engage in therapeutic communication, and deal with stressful interpersonal situations. As a member of the healthcare team and under the supervision of a registered nurse,individuals will perform clinical duties including identifying findings, patterns, habits, and behaviors that deviate from normal in a care setting,use accepted terminology to describe and report findings, and act within the scope of responsibilities and as designated by the RN for abnormal findings.

Students may earn a Level 2 Nursing Assistant Certificate by successfully completing the required 14 credits of coursework. Individuals receiving the Level 2 Nursing Assistant certificate will be eligible to become a Certified Nursing Assistant Level 2 under the guidelines of the Oregon State Board of Nursing.

Program Outcomes

  • Utilize appropriate infection control measures while providing patient care, including hand hygiene, disposal of contaminated articles, and hazardous wastes.
  • Utilize proper body mechanics and safety transfer to prevent injury to self and client.
  • Implement basic principles of personal care, including bathing, hair care, dressing/undressing, oral care, shaving and nail care.
  • Utilize basic communication and interpersonal skills with  patients as well as staff members, family members, and other health care team members.
  • Provide safe and effective patient care to include meeting basic needs, personal care, restorative services, mental health services, social needs and patient rights.
  • Distinguish between personal and professional values and legal/ethical responsibilities in practice.
  • Deliver healthcare with relevant cultural knowledge and communicate between people from culturally diverse backgrounds using therapeutic and professional communication techniques in the clinical setting.
  • Demonstrate adherence to clients’ plan of care.
  • Demonstrate proper use of diagnostic, safety, and therapeutic devices within the CNA’s scope of practice.
  • Recognize and report normal and abnormal patterns in clinical findings and behavior of clients to members of the health care team.
  • Distinguish between personal and professional values and legal/ethical responsibilities in practice.
  • Demonstrate Proficiency in skills related to common disease processes and conditions that affect body system function and the person functional ability.
  • Demonstrate person-centered care by meeting the individual person’s needs, preferences and abilities.

Employment

Certified Nursing Assistant Level 2 work in various care facilities. 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 scope of responsibilities as designated by the RN for abnormal findings. Employment is projected to grow faster than average. Excellent job opportunities are expected. Please see the college website regarding employment opportunities and salaries noted at the State of Oregon Department of Employment.

Other Requirements

Once conditionally admitted, students will be required to complete various state and program requirements such as a criminal background check, immunizations and drug screening. For more information contact the Health and Human Service Department and/or Academic Advising.

Certified Nursing Assistant Level 2 Certificate

Students may earn a Level 2 Nursing Assistant Certificate by successfully completing the required 14 credits of course work with a C or better in all courses and meeting the requirements of the CNA 1 from the Oregon State Board of Nursing.

Pre-requisites

High School Completion or GED; placement in Writing 121 or completion of WR 115 and RD 115 with a C or better; and placement in MTH 20 or higher.

Program Cost

Please refer to the college website for current program costs at http://www.oregoncoastcc.org/certificates/. Contact Student Services at 541-867-8503 to find out about Financial Aid eligibility.

Technical Standards and Student Disability Information

Nursing Assisting is a physically and mentally challenging occupation. Education related to this field is designed to prepare nursing assistants for these challenges. Nursing Assistant students must be able to meet all established essential academic and clinical requirements to successfully complete the program. Persons with questions concerning qualifications are encouraged to contact the Health and Human Services office for individual consultation prior to formal application.

OCCC Certified Nursing Assistant Level 2 program provides the information on technical standards with examples of learning activities to inform prospective and enrolled students of the skills required in completing their chosen profession’s curriculum and in the provision of health care services. These technical standards reflect the performance abilities and characteristics that are necessary to successfully complete the requirements of clinical based health care programs. The technical standards are available on the college website.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to contact Dean of Students 541-867-8501To be eligible for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must provide clear documentation of their disability. The Dean of Students is responsible for determining if reasonable accommodations can be identified and ensuring that accommodations are provided for OCCC students. These services are confidential and are separate from the nursing and college application processes. Early contact with the Dean of Students will ensure that accommodations can be made available when students begin the program.

Additional Requirements

Applicants and students must demonstrate a personal history compatible with obtaining a license to practice as a Nursing Assistant in Oregon. Admission to and completion of the Certified Nursing Assistant Level 2 program does not assure eligibility for licensure. The Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) makes the determination about eligibility for licensure. The OSBN may not license persons with certain criminal convictions or with a major mental or physical illness that could affect ability to practice safely.

All applicants are required to read the Oregon Department of Human Resources Potentially Disqualifying Crimes from Division 7 and the Oregon Board of Nursing’s criminal history requirements and policies found in Division 1 of the Nurse Practice Act   Applicants or students with questions about licensing regulations may want to call OSBN at 971-673-0685. 

Every Nursing Assistant program applicant and student must answer questions to determine if there is personal history of:

  • conviction for a criminal offense or

  • physical or mental health problems that might

    interfere with the requirements of nursing practice.

  • Failure to provide truthful and complete answers to these questions will result in denial of admission for applicants and dismissal for students.

  • If the college becomes aware of criminal or unethical behavior on the part of the applicant, admission will be denied.

Prior to acceptance into the nursing assistant program students will be required to submit to a criminal background check and a drug screen. A student admitted to the program with a history of substance abuse will be monitored for indications of a recurrence of substance abuse according to College policy. Any student whose behavior, appearance, or breath odor indicates inappropriate use of alcohol or other drugs can be required to undergo immediate drug testing to detect the presence of alcohol or other drugs and to report the results of such testing to the CTE Director.The student’s status in the program will be reviewed by the nursing assistant faculty and the director.

Any required testing and counseling shall be at the student’s expense. Failure to follow a counselor- prescribed treatment plan will result in dismissal from the program.

Term 1

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
8

Term 2

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6
Total credits:
14

Overview

Comprehensive Certificate Requirements

Subject

Type

Certificate