Basic Nurse Assistant (CNA1/CNA2)

The Basic Nurse Assistant course is a non-credit course normally offered every term (summer, fall, winter, and spring) on Chemeketa's Salem campus and Yamhill Valley campus. The Salem Campus class is offered as an evening class (4:00pm - 9:30pm) three days a week (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday). Scroll to bottom of page for Yamhill Valley class information.

SALEM CAMPUS – Accepting applications for Fall, Winter, and Spring. Submit completed application packet to the Health Sciences Department, Building 8, Room 114 between the hours of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Salem Campus Deadlines for 2015-2016 Basic Nursing Assistant Application:

Enrollment Term

Application Deadline

Deadline to Submit Required Immunizations

Fall 2015

August 27, 2015

September 28, 2015

Winter 2016

December 3, 2015

January 4, 2016

Spring 2016

February 25, 2016

March 28, 2016

Salem Campus - BNA Application for Fall, Winter, Spring Terms 2015-2016

The approximate cost of the course is (subject to change):

  • Tuition and fees
  • Textbook
  • Scrubs for clinical, stethoscope, gait belt, etc.

Total cost - $1,200

Non-credit courses are not eligible for financial aid

Additional Fees:

Students will be required to pay for a background check (approx. $45) and required drug testing (approx. $45), immunizations (cost varies), CPR training (cost varies) and parking pass (approx. $25).

List of Disqualifying Crimes

After course completion, student will be responsible for testing fees for the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) include:

  • Application to test - $106
  • Fingerprinting - $64.50

Prerequisites include:

  • Chemeketa student identification number and Chemeketa email address.
  • Successful completion of RD 080 and RD085 or RD090 with a C or higher or placement into RD115 via Chemeketa's placement test or proof of completing an Associate Degree or equivalent credits or higher.
  • Successful completion of CPR Certification - American Heart Association "Healthcare Provider Level".
  • Attendance at Mandatory Orientation, passing the Criminal Background Check and required Drug Screen, and completing required immunizations.
  • Mandatory Orientation for applicants accepted into the class.
  • Commitment to being at every class session and clinical session.
  • Reliable transportation


Basic Nurse Assistant (CNA1) at Yamhill Valley campus- Cost is only $475!

  • The next time we will offer a class is spring term 2016! For the general information flyer click HERE
  • You must submit an application to be considered for the program during the spring term application period (Feb 16-Mar14th). To download and print off the spring term application please click HERE

Certified Nurse Assistant 2 (CNA2) Acute Care Program at Yamhill Valley Campus (not offered at the Salem Campus)

  • Program is suspended and not being offered at this time. Please check OSBN website for a list of approved "level two" training program locations.

    Applicants are also welcome to go the Oregon State Board of Nursing website at to find a listing of all the Basic Nurse Assistant (CNA1) and CNA2 courses offered in the state.

Call the Health Sciences office at 503.399.5058.
If questions regarding testing, call the Testing Center at 503.399.6556.