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At Marquis we believe that there is always more to learn and improve on. Part of being able to hire the best people means investing in resources and opportunities for their continuing education, personal growth and career development.

Career Development

At Marquis, we understand the importance of continuing education and we offer a wide variety of educational seminars and courses directed towards the daily operations and needs of the senior health care setting.


We currently have the following course offerings:

  • Minimum Data Set (MDS)
  • Leadership Training
  • Activity Directors Course
  • Chemical and Physical Restraint Utilization
  • Documentation Standards
  • Quality Indicators
  • Mock Survey
  • Resident Care Management/MDS Coordinator Course
  • CMA
  • Therapists Continuing Education courses

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Administrators in Training (AIT) Program

We believe that strong leadership keeps us successful. Our Administrator in Training (AIT) program allows us to organically develop the natural talents of future leaders. In a hands-on program, AITs learn how each department functions by working side by side with employees. These experiences develop resourceful future Administrators who understand the day-to-day challenges of their employees. AITs also learn to evaluate efficiencies of facility operations.

Ascend Program

Some people are born leaders and for others it’s more of a discovery process. Understanding this, we’ve created a leadership development program called Ascend. The purpose of our Ascend program is to recognize and invest in the leadership potential across the organization as well as develop clear career pathways for our staff. We want our employees to “find their right seat on the bus” and to know there are opportunities for them to grow within the company.


Marquis internships can provide participants invaluable training in many areas of the senior healthcare industry while experiencing our welcoming company culture and all that we have to offer. We offer internships in the following areas: Nursing Home Administration, Assisted Living Administration, Social Work, Dietary, Recreational Activities Therapy, Human Resources / Recruiting, Accounting / Finance, Information Technology, and Marketing. To apply, please complete our online application.

Clinical Placements

Marquis is committed to educating the future clinical experts in senior care. We work with StudentMax Connections (SMC) Clinical Placement Consortium in hospitals and university networks to coordinate clinical rotations for CNAs, LPNs and RNs.

Rotations will provide your students with experience and training in the Senior Care nursing environment. Our Education Coordinator will work with you to find the right placement for your students.

Requests need to be sent to the Marquis Education Coordinator with the following information:


  • Name of educational institution
  • Program of study
  • Clinical rotation objectives
  • Faculty member name and contact information that will be on-site
  • Dates of rotation
  • Times of rotation (preferred)

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CNA Certification Program

Interested in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant? Marquis’ dedicated education department trains qualified applicants to become Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA). Our CNA certification class is offered on a monthly basis.


  • Who can apply for the NA Training Course?

    Marquis provides a Nursing Assistant Training Course for people who want become certified as a Certified Nursing Assistant and then want to work with Marquis Companies. Applicants should:

    • be at least 17 years of age
    • be able to provide legal documentation to establish your identity and eligibility to be legally employed in the United States
    • be able to pass a criminal background check

  • What is expected of the candidate applying?

    The primary responsibility of a candidate that is selected for the Nursing Assistant training class is to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to obtain certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) through participation in the facility’s planned educational program. Successful candidates must:

    • act in a professional manner (follow instructions, take constructive criticism, use appropriate language, stay calm and collected in stressful situations)
    • be able to have direct contact with residents in a potentially infectious environment
    • have effective communication with classmates, residents, and staff
    • work as a team
    • have a positive attitude
    • have the ability to lift forty (40) pounds, bend, and squat
    • have the ability to be on your feet or knees for long periods of time
    • have the ability to read, write, and understand/comprehend English

  • Do I need to have experience?

    It is best to highlight any healthcare experience you have on your application (paid or unpaid). If you don’t have any healthcare experience, you might consider spending some time volunteering in a facility to gain some experience. A passion for working with seniors is required.  

  • How are classes structured/scheduled?

    Classes are offered in person and online (see next section for additional information regarding our online program).

    In person classes begin monthly and last approximately 6 weeks-consisting of:

    • 12 Classroom Days consisting of lecture, group demonstrations, and hands on learning
    • Class starts at 8am and concludes at 3pm
    • Typically held Monday-Friday, occasional weekend hours. No holidays.
      • 1 Day CPR Certification Class
    • AHA/BLS CPR certification taught by qualified instructor
      • 10 Clinical Days consisting of hands on learning with residents in a Marquis Facility
    • Clinical hours are approximately 6am-2pm
    • Typically held Monday-Friday, occasional weekend hours. No holidays.

  • Can you tell me more about the Online NA Training Program?

    Students enrolled in our online program are able to move through the course at their own pace. Students navigate through the classroom portion of the class by completing several virtual modules. At least 54 hours must be dedicated to this section of the course to meet OSBN requirements- how long that 54 hours takes, is up to you!

    Students must fulfill laboratory hours and clinical hours in person at an approved Marquis facility. Hours vary by location.

    To apply for the ONLINE Nursing Assistant Training Program, click HERE

  • Where are the classes offered?

    Nursing Assistant training classes are offered at multiple Marquis Locations:

    Portland Metro Area

    • East Side Classroom Locations:
      • Marquis Piedmont
        319 NE Russet St, Portland OR 97211
      • Marquis Mt Tabor
        6040 SE Belmont St, Portland OR 97215
    • West Side Classroom Locations:
      • Marquis Tualatin
        19945 SW Boones Ferry Road, Tualatin, Oregon 97062
      • Marquis Wilsonville
        30900 SW Parkway Avenue, Building A, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070
      • Marquis Newberg
        441 Werth Blvd, Newberg OR 97132


    Southern Oregon

    • Marquis Plum Ridge
      1401 Bryant Williams Drive, Klamath Falls OR



    • Marquis Shasta
      3550 Churn Creek Road, Redding CA 96002


    To apply for the IN PERSON Nursing Assistant Training Program, click HERE

  • How do I know if my application was received?

    After you complete your online application and ‘Submit’ it, you will receive notification on your computer screen that your application was received and will be reviewed. Email notifications will also be sent to the email address associated with your profile.

  • How do I know if my application is being considered?

    Those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the Staffing Director of the facility they have applied to. The interview process also includes a skills assessment and a completion of a CNA questionnaire.

  • Will I be notified if I'm not accepted into the class?

    Yes.  You should receive an email notifying you that you were not selected.  Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we encourage you to apply again when the next class is open.

  • What happens after I successfully pass the class?

    If you successfully pass the final exam and other evaluations, the facility that placed you in the class will work with you on your new work schedule; your pay will begin post graduation.

    You will also be required to take the Oregon State Board of Nursing exam to become certified with the State of Oregon as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

    While preparing for your OSBN examination, you are able to work as a Nursing Assistant in a Marquis facility for up to 120 days post graduation.

  • Where can I apply?

    Click here and follow the prompts.

  • What is the cost?

    The class is free. Costs associated with becoming licensed (testing, fingerprinting, licensing fees, etc.) will be paid by Marquis for all current employees.