Free Nursing Assistant Class

Union Position
Location : City




Free Nursing Assistant Class! Start your Nursing Career!


New Class starts: January 3, 2022

Class Graduates: February 15, 2022

(Classes run Monday-Friday)


Other class options may be available, please contact recruiting@avamere.com for more details.


Registration deadline is December 13th, 2021 by 12:00pm


We have more applicants than seats for the class. To increase your chances of a seat, you must complete the ENTIRE ONLINE registration process correctly and completely, and follow the steps in email correspondences you receive from the program.


Selected candidates will receive an email invitation to attend a MANDATORY Informational Orientation held on ZOOM on: 

December 15th, 2021 from 7:00pm-8:00pm



Seats to the class will be awarded after the ZOOM meeting via email. These selected students will be required to attend a MANDATORY Screening Day on December 20th, 2021 from 9:00am-11:30pm at Crestview of Portland.



Lecture & Lab: January 3rd, 2022 - January 28th, 2022

1:00pm - 7:00pm (up to 96 hours) 

Clinical: January 31st, 2022 - February 15th, 2022

1:00pm - 9:00pm (75 hours)

Clinical Make-Up Day on February 16th, if necessary


(No Classes on: 1/17, 1/27, 2/4, 2/11)



Avamere Crestview of Portland

6530 SW 30th Ave

Portland, Oregon 97239


Avamere Rehabilitation of King City

16485 SW Pacific Highway

Tigard, Oregon 97224


The Pearl at Kruse Way

4550 Carmen Drive

Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035


Avamere Rehabilitation of Beaverton

11850 SW Allen Blvd

Beaverton, OR 97005


Avamere Rehabilitation of Oregon City

1400 Division Street

Oregon City, OR 97045


Avamere Rehabilitation of Clackamas

220 E Hereford Street

Gladstone, OR 97027


Avamere Rehabiliation of Hillsboro

650 SE Oak Street

Hillsboro, OR 97123



All questions about the class should be emailed to:

Patricia Winter, RN

Primary Instructor & Program Director




This is a great start to becoming a Nursing Assistant in the State of Oregon and is also a wonderful step to becoming a licensed nurse. Avamere offers tuition reimbursement for Nursing School after one year of full-time employment.



Employment opportunities as an NA may also be available within any of our Avamere Facilities. After completing the class and obtaining your NA certification, you would be eligible to apply!



You will learn to:

  • Check each resident routinely to ensure that his/her personal care needs are being met in accordance with his/her wishes.
  • Review care plans daily to determine if changes in the resident’s daily care routine have been made on the care plan.
  • Inform the Nurse Supervisor of any changes in the resident’s condition so that appropriate information can be entered on the resident’s care plan.
  • Assist resident’s with daily needs, including preparation for activity and social programs, and transporting residents to/from appointments.
  • Create and uphold an atmosphere of warmth, patience, enthusiasm, and a calm and cheerful environment.
  • Ensure that resident’s rooms are ready for receiving and make residents comfortable.
  • Participate in facility surveys by authorized government agencies.
  • Must possess a minimum of a 10th grade education.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all resident care information in accordance with HIPAA guidelines.
  • Effectively communicate necessary resident information to Charge Nurses, Director of Nursing and/or Administrator.

Facility Information

Nestled in the bustling, beautiful city of Portland, Oregon sits Avamere Crestview of Portland. This location offers skilled nursing, rehabilitation, long-term care, and respite care. Avamere Crestview of Portland features 127 skilled nursing beds. Amenities include 24-hour staff, private transportation services, a Resident Council, a library, and an extensive activities calendar. Their engaging employee culture fosters trust and fun through their team, residents, and those just stopping by for a visit. 


“I love the family-team vibe that I feel when I come to work. – Cierra, CNA 


“I find my job very rewarding. I love our residents and staff, they’re like my second family.” – Trisha, Housekeeping Manager 


“Here at Crestview of Portland, residents aren’t just another face or patient. I get to learn their story and be a part of their journey.” – Joshua, Director of Medical Records 


“I never expected to walk away with bits of wisdom each day working at Crestview of Portland. I could never have guessed just how much my own life would be impacted by getting to know residents. So many stories, experiences, and lessons to learn. It’s truly amazing.”  Chazmyne, Admin Assistant 


Team members appreciate that there are always opportunities for education and networking which can help you get to where you want to go. Avamere offers several programs to help in career development, including tuition assistance and mentorship. Many employees who began in entry-level positions, like a CNA, have gone on to have advanced positions, like a resident care manager. 


Avamere Crestview of Portland is a team-oriented community and prides itself on longevity; many team members have been at the community for over 10 years, with one employee putting in over 30 years of service!  


The American Health Care Association recognized Avamere Crestview of Portland for quality care as part of the Quality Initiative Recognition Program. 


Get to know more about Avamere Crestview of Portland on their blog and on Facebook.   


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