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If you are interested in starting anew career in the health care profession, Oregon Coast Community College’s lineup of allied health programs may well be the right choice for you. More than 150 graduates of our program are currently working in the industry – many right here in Lincoln County – helping patients, supporting families, and contributing to their communities.

Program Options

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing

This two-year degree is a combination of nursing and transfer credits. This Associate Degree qualifies you to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEXLRN) to become a Registered Nurse (RN).

Practical Nursing Certificate

The Practical Nursing Certificate provides a one-year curriculum for students who desire to be a member of a nursing or health care team and gives care to patients of all ages under the direction of registered nurses and/or licensed physicians.

Certified Nursing Assistant Level 2: Career Pathway

The Certified Nursing Assistant Level 2 Career Pathway Certificate prepares individuals to work as certified Nursing Assistant Level 2.  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 the scope of responsibilities as designated by the RN for abnormal findings. A Career Pathway Certificate in Certified Nursing Assistant Level 2 will be awarded upon successful completion of the required coursework.  Individuals receiving this Career Pathway Certificate will be eligible to become Certified Nursing Assistant Level 2 under the guidelines of the Oregon State Board of Nursing.

Certified Nursing Assistant Level 2

Less Than One-Year Certificate: The Certified Nursing Assistant Level 2 Certificate (CNA2) prepares individuals to work as Certified Nursing Assistant 2 in the hospital 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 findings, and take action within the scope of responsibilities and as designated by the RN for abnormal findings.  A Certified Nursing Assistant Level 2 Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the required coursework.  Individuals receiving the Certified Nursing Assistant Level 2 certificate will become Certified Nursing Assistants 2 (CNA2).

Medical Assistant Certificate

The Medical Assistant Program prepares students for entry level employment in a physician’s clinic or a variety of other healthcare settings. Program graduates will have the academic, administrative and clinical skills necessary for an allied healthcare professional.