Becoming a CNA with Marquis

It’s not just a class, it's a career with Marquis Companies. A 6-week, all-inclusive, free, training course designed for compassionate individuals who want to become a CNA with Marquis.

PHASE I: Qualify

Qualify

It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to become a CNA; we want to help you get there. Success in the Marquis Nursing Assistant Training Program starts with understanding and meeting the following requirements:

MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Ability to pass a criminal background check


Authorized to work lawfully in the United States


Ability to meet the physical requirements of the position, including, but not limited to: lift up to 50 pounds, bend, squat, and be on your feet for long periods of time


Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend the English Language
(ESL level 6)


Possess a passion for working with senior population


Be a team player who is professional, attentive, and ready to participate


Have effective communication with classmates, residents and staff

RESEARCH YOUR LOCATION OF CHOICE

Your location of choice is the facility where you seek long term employment following your training


Select a location near you, or which is most convenient, based on your commuting options

EVALUATE NURSING ASSISTANT CLASS OFFERINGS

Consider a class offered based on schedule


Consider a class offered based on location

APPLY TO THE FACILITY WHERE YOU WANT TO WORK

Complete an in-person interview


Finalize class selection


Complete background check and pre-enrollment paperwork

  • Step 1

    MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

    Ability to pass a criminal background check


    Authorized to work lawfully in the United States


    Ability to meet the physical requirements of the position, including, but not limited to: lift up to 50 pounds, bend, squat, and be on your feet for long periods of time


    Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend the English Language
    (ESL level 6)


    Possess a passion for working with senior population


    Be a team player who is professional, attentive, and ready to participate


    Have effective communication with classmates, residents and staff

  • Step 2

    RESEARCH YOUR LOCATION OF CHOICE

    Your location of choice is the facility where you seek long term employment following your training


    Select a location near you, or which is most convenient, based on your commuting options

  • Step 3

    EVALUATE NURSING ASSISTANT CLASS OFFERINGS

    Consider a class offered based on schedule


    Consider a class offered based on location

  • Step 4

    APPLY TO THE FACILITY WHERE YOU WANT TO WORK

    Complete an in-person interview


    Finalize class selection


    Complete background check and pre-enrollment paperwork

Phase I

Frequently Asked Questions

QUESTION

Do I need to have experience?

ANSWER

If you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of seniors, prior caregiving experience is not required.

QUESTION

How do I know if my application was received and being considered?

ANSWER

After you complete your online application and ‘submit’ it, you will receive a 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. 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 questionnaire.

QUESTION

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

ANSWER

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 if you meet the requirements.

Phase II: Learn

Learn

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.

COMPLETE CLASSROOM PORTION OF THE PROGRAM

Attend all scheduled classroom days, typically held Monday through Friday, 8am-3:30pm


Complete at least 80 classroom hours:
53 classroom hours consisting of lecture and group demonstrations
27 lab hours consisting of hands on learning and return demonstrations


Successfully demonstrate all items on the skills checklist while in a classroom setting


Pass 4 checkpoint exams with a score of 75% or greater


Pass final exam with a score of 75% or greater

RECEIVE CPR CERTIFICATION TAUGHT BY QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

All students are required to have a BLS AHA CPR Certification

COMPLETE CLINICAL PORTION OF THE PROGRAM:

Attend all scheduled clinical days. Clinicals are held, Monday through Friday, during the following hours:
5:45am-2pm
6:15am-2:30pm
6:45am-3pm


Complete 75 clinical hours: during the clinical portion of the program, you will provide direct care to residents in a Marquis facility, under the supervision of our Clinical Instructor


Successfully demonstrate all items on the skills checklist while in a clinical setting

ATTEND GRADUATION

Celebrate your accomplishment together with friends and family


Receive your Certificate of Completion

  • Step 1

    COMPLETE CLASSROOM PORTION OF THE PROGRAM

    Attend all scheduled classroom days, typically held Monday through Friday, 8am-3:30pm


    Complete at least 80 classroom hours:
    53 classroom hours consisting of lecture and group demonstrations
    27 lab hours consisting of hands on learning and return demonstrations


    Successfully demonstrate all items on the skills checklist while in a classroom setting


    Pass 4 checkpoint exams with a score of 75% or greater


    Pass final exam with a score of 75% or greater

  • Step 2

    RECEIVE CPR CERTIFICATION TAUGHT BY QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR

    All students are required to have a BLS AHA CPR Certification

  • Step 3

    COMPLETE CLINICAL PORTION OF THE PROGRAM:

    Attend all scheduled clinical days. Clinicals are held, Monday through Friday, during the following hours:
    5:45am-2pm
    6:15am-2:30pm
    6:45am-3pm


    Complete 75 clinical hours: during the clinical portion of the program, you will provide direct care to residents in a Marquis facility, under the supervision of our Clinical Instructor


    Successfully demonstrate all items on the skills checklist while in a clinical setting

  • Step 4

    ATTEND GRADUATION

    Celebrate your accomplishment together with friends and family


    Receive your Certificate of Completion

Phase II

Frequently Asked Questions

QUESTION

What happens if I score below 75% on one of the exams?

ANSWER

One retake is allowed. If you fail the exam a second time, you are dismissed from the program.

QUESTION

What happens if I miss a scheduled day of class or clinical?

ANSWER

Limited makeup days are available. If the hours cannot be made up within the allotted makeup time, you are dismissed from the program.

QUESTION

If I am dismissed from the program, am I allowed to apply again?

ANSWER

Students are considered for re-entry in the program if they can demonstrate that previous barriers to success have been eliminated.

Phase III: Certify

Certify

Launch your career as a Nursing Assistant; begin working at a Marquis facility while pursuing your CNA Certification.

SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO OREGON STATE BOARD OF NURSING (OSBN)

OSBN will process and approve your application


Once your application has been approved, you can register for your board exam

STUDY AND PREPARE

Complete your electronic fingerprints


Attend a Marquis hosted review session
Sessions are led by Marquis Instructors, free of charge, and prepare you for the written and skills portion of the exam

ATTEND AND SUCCESSFULLY PASS OSBN BOARD EXAM

Board exams are offered at Marquis facilities


The written portion for the board exam consists of 80 questions that must be completed within 90 minutes. A score of 73% or better is considered passing


The skills portion for the board exam consists of demonstrating 3 or 4 manual skills over a 45-minute time period. You must complete all key steps and 80% of the non-key steps to pass the skills test

RECEIVE OSBN ISSUED CNA LICENSE!

OSBN will notify you when your license is active


Congratulations! You are now officially a Certified Nursing Assistant with limitless possibilities

  • Step 1

    SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO OREGON STATE BOARD OF NURSING (OSBN)

    OSBN will process and approve your application


    Once your application has been approved, you can register for your board exam

  • Step 2

    STUDY AND PREPARE

    Complete your electronic fingerprints


    Attend a Marquis hosted review session
    Sessions are led by Marquis Instructors, free of charge, and prepare you for the written and skills portion of the exam

  • Step 3

    ATTEND AND SUCCESSFULLY PASS OSBN BOARD EXAM

    Board exams are offered at Marquis facilities


    The written portion for the board exam consists of 80 questions that must be completed within 90 minutes. A score of 73% or better is considered passing


    The skills portion for the board exam consists of demonstrating 3 or 4 manual skills over a 45-minute time period. You must complete all key steps and 80% of the non-key steps to pass the skills test

  • Step 4

    RECEIVE OSBN ISSUED CNA LICENSE!

    OSBN will notify you when your license is active


    Congratulations! You are now officially a Certified Nursing Assistant with limitless possibilities

Phase III

Frequently Asked Questions

QUESTION

How long can I work as a Nursing Assistant while pursuing my CNA Certification?

ANSWER

You can work as a Nursing Assistant for 120 days from your Date of Hire.

QUESTION

How long after I submit my application can I take my board exam?

ANSWER

Your application will typically be approved within one week of submission. From there, it depends on what testing options in your area are available.

QUESTION

Do I have to take the test at a Marquis location?

ANSWER

This is not required, but it is STRONGLY encouraged. You have a higher likelihood of passing at a Marquis location-it’s the same place where your review session will be held, so you will practice exactly where you will be tested.

QUESTION

What if I fail one portion of the exam? Do I have to retake both portions?

ANSWER

You only retake the portion of the exam (written or skills) that you failed. You have unlimited retakes for one year from application date. There is a retake fee associated with each portion ($25 written, $45 skills).

Class Cost Comparison Tool

Jumpstarting your career as a CNA is a big commitment, but we believe it should not be a financial burden. Marquis is dedicated to providing employees everything they need to apply, attend, and maintain their certification, completely free of charge.*

Comparable NA ClassMarquis NA Class
NA Class application fee$100No charge
NA Class tuition$1,785No charge
Textbook set$75No charge
Drug screening$50No charge
TB testing$75No charge
CPR card$60No charge
Flu vaccine$25No charge
Gait belt$5No charge
Medical equipment$45No charge
Fingerprinting$65No charge*
OSBN application fee$106No charge*
Skills review class$40No charge
Relicensing fee (every 2 years)$145No charge *
TOTAL$2,576$0

*for employees of Marquis Companies

Nursing Assistant Training Course Classroom Locations

Once you have applied and been accepted into the program by the facility of your choice, select the class location and calendar that works for you.

Apply to the Facility Where You Want to Work

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