JOSEPHINE COUNTY — Rogue Community College (RCC) is offering an easy pathway to start a career in the medical field through the Nursing Assistant (NA1) Program. Winter term, the program will be offered at RCC’s Grants Pass Campus, beginning Jan. 17. This state-approved NA1 program consists of 155 hours of online and in-person training.
To help interested students learn more, a free, no-obligation orientation is being offered on Monday, January 9, 5-6 p.m. on the RCC Redwood Campus. Financial assistance for course costs is available through WorkSource Rogue Valley and information on eligibility will be shared.
Orientation will take place in Building I (Illinois), Room 2 and the campus is located at 3345 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass, Oregon. Attendance at the orientation is required prior to the first day of class.
Staff will be available to help with program applications and WorkSource scholarship information at the orientation meeting or by appointment.
In just six weeks, students who successfully complete this training program will be eligible to take the certification exam through the Oregon State Board of Nursing. More than 90% of RCC’s NA graduates have passed the state board exam to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA1), and most have received a job offer prior to graduation.
During the first three weeks, students complete 53 hours of self-paced online learning and 27 hours of skills labs. During the final three weeks, students take part in 75 hours of hands-on, supervised clinical training at a local health care facility.
This program is offered through RCC’s Continuing Education department and does not earn college credit. The program will be offered at the Table Rock Campus of RCC during spring term.