CNA Classes in Eugene, OR

Eugene is the county seat of Lane County, the most populous county in Oregon according to the 2010 census. Even so, the population growth slowed down between 2000 and 2010 compared to larger counties that are slowly catching up in terms of population. The median age is already 39 years old.

As the general population ages, the need for CNAs become more apparent. It’s no longer a question of present demand but of preparation for eventualities. The presence of CNA training facilities in an area signals not only a need for CNAs but also of concrete opportunities for disadvantaged individuals. CNA training paves the way for the pursuance of higher education without the need to spend thousands of dollars and a commitment for years of education.

If you are seeking a way to pursue a career in healthcare, becoming a CNA is one of the best options out there. And if you live in Lane County area, you have several options for CNA classes.

Holy Cross

Holy Cross is a Catholic institution. Prospective students should be aware beforehand about the institution’s religious leanings and how classes can include religious themes. Holy Cross assures though that they do not have the intention to convert their students to Catholicism but individuals that aren’t comfortable with this should look for other options.

Holy Cross’s CNA I curriculum is in accordance with the Oregon State Board of Nursing Assistant standards. Topics include patient rights, anatomy, growth and development, ethics, body systems, common diseases, and patient care. This includes clinical experience and laboratory practice.

It is an accelerated course with the state’s minimum required class hours being 80 hours with 75 hours or clinical practice. This is for a total of 155 clock hours spread over four weeks. The class size is limited to 14 individuals or below. Classes are for 8 hours for 7.5 credit hours. Classroom lecture and lab practices are held Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Clinical experience is on Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Admission requirements include criminal background checks, drug screening, and vaccination documentation. Students are required by state law to have a current personal health insurance. Well-fitted navy blue scrubs with matching white or black closed shoes are required for clinical practice.

The total tuition is $1000 and already includes the cost of books and CPR classes. There is a $125 registration fee.


Contact the Holy Cross by phone (541-968-4596) or visit their website for more information.

Day 2 Care

Day 2 Care is privately owned and operated by a local Registered Nurse, Sherry Huff. The school CNA programs, especially the Nursing Assistant Level One (NA1) training program is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing. Huff’s mission is to train students to deliver high-quality care and to become compassionate Nursing Assistants.

The program is delivered in a small class setting. Day classes are on Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This is for two weeks’ worth of lecture and skills lab instruction and another two weeks of clinical experience. Night classes are held Monday to Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. This class option has the duration of eight weeks with four weeks of lecture and skills lab instruction and another four weeks of clinical experience.

A valid identification card and a social security card is required during registration. Individuals who want to enroll in the program need to call or go to the school premises to pay for $150 non-refundable registration and reservation fees. The tuition is $980. There are additional costs for a background check and drug screening ($79.75 for both), textbook ($50), scrubs ($30), gait belt ($15), State-required fingerprinting ($64.50), and State testing fee ($106). There are other costs related to the program. Contact the school for more information about specific costs, payment plans, and discounts.


Contact Dare 2 Care by phone (541-688-4CNA (4262)) or visit their location personally.

Lane Community College

The Lane Community College in Eugene is learning-centered and offers affordable education opportunities for those interested in pursuing higher education, technical programs, skills upgrade, and lifelong personal development. These programs and courses are offered in several on-site locations, on online classes, and telecourses.

Lane Community College offers Nursing Assistant 1 and CNA 2 programs under its Continuing Education department. The Nursing Assistant 1 program is focused on basic level nursing care. Topics include an introduction to health care settings, roles of nursing assistants, communication, medical terminology, anatomy and body systems, body mechanics, patient heeds, growth and development, and infection prevention. All of the college’s nursing programs are approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing. The program is non-creditable but graduates will qualify the State certification exam.

Classes are split into two half-terms. The first half-term would be composed of classroom lecture for 83 clock hours. The second half-term would be mainly clinical experience for 75 clock hours. The class size is limited to 10 students per class.

Each half part of the program costs $629 for a total of $1,258. There are two textbooks required and can cost around $70. There is also a $25 fee for a CPR class, $29 for a set of uniforms, and other small extra fees. The college accepts VA Educational Benefits and other scholarships. Regular payments should be done during the online registration.


Contact the Lane Community College Eugene by phone (541-463-3000) or visit their website for more information.

EMT Associates

Located in Springfield City in Lane County, Emergency Medical Training (EMT) Associates opened its doors in 1981. Primarily offering EMT classes and state testing, EMT Associates now offer remote AHA and BLS classes. It had also been an American Heart Association training site for more than 10 years with its instructors teaching under the association for more than 30 years.

EMT is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing to offer an NA1 program. The program follows the state-approved curriculum including the required hours of instruction and training. Upon completion of the program, NA1 graduates can also take CPR for Healthcare Providers and Heartsaver optional classes.

Admission requirements include a background check (with a FACIS Report), drug screen, government-issued ID, health insurance card, vaccination documentation, and recent negative TB test result.

The tuition fee is $970. There is a $150 non-refundable tuition deposit. The course textbook is worth $50 with an accompanying $20 workbook. There is also a $45 fee for the American Heart Association BLS training.


Contact the EMT Associates by phone (541-844-1328) for information on course schedules or visit their website above.

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