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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: If I miss any time can I still graduate the NA1 Program?

A: No, all Classroom Hours must be completed to start Clinicals and all Clinical Hours must be completed in order to Graduate the NA1 Program.

Q: Can I still start the NA1 Program without returning the Medical Education Student Physical Examination Form by the given Deadline?

A: No, The Medical Education Student Physical Examination Form must be returned by the deadline given for the Class you are planning on attending as stated on the Application Process.

Q: Will I be required to be fully COVID-19 Vaccinated to start the NA1 and NA2 programs?

A: All students are required to be COVID-19 Vaccinated and provide a copy of COVID-19 Vaccine card during the Application process or Religious Exemption Waiver.

Q: Does ARK Foundation provide a Oregon Approved Medication Aide Training Program?

A: No, ARK Foundation Provides Nurse Assistant Training Programs. To find a Medication Aide Oregon Approved Education program click the Link or contact OSBN.

Q: How big are the ARK Foundation Class sizes?

A: We can have up to ten students per class.

Q: If I use Marijuana can I still attend the ARK NA Programs because its legal in Oregon?

A: We do Drug Test all students and due to the safety of our other students, staff, and patients at clinical sites you would not be able to attend our NA programs if you use Marijuana.

Q: When will I be provided my schedule for LAB/Classroom and Clinical Schedule.

A: You will be emailed your Lab/Classroom schedule the day before class starts and you will be provided your Clinical schedule including Clinical Location via hard copy on the last day of LAB/Classroom after you pass the final exam.

Q: After completing the Nurse Assistant program can I use my Instructor as a personal or professional reference?

A: No, your instructors job is to teach and evaluate your performance as a student and not to provide personal or professional reference.

Q: Do I need my CPR Certification to attend Ark NA programs.

A: You do need a valid CPR Certification to attend the NA2 program, however do not need you CPR Certification for NA1 as this will be something we certify our NA1 students.

Q: Do I need to have a valid NA1 License in order to start the NA2 program?

A: Yes, you do need a Valid NA1 License before enrolling in the NA2 Program.

Q: If I cannot afford new scrubs, however have some that are in good condition but are not the school uniform colors can I use those?

A: Yes, we understand that not everyone's financial means are the same and as long as the Scrubs are in good condition and appropriate you can use them even if they are not the same color as the ARK Foundation School Uniform.

Q: Do I need to be 18 years old to enroll in ARK NA Programs?

A: No, we have helped lots of High School students wishing to get a head start on their Nursing Career.

Q: After I complete the ARK Nurse Assistant Program if I have questions regarding The OSBN Testing Process, Test Scheduling, and Eligibility who do I contact?

A: If you have questions regarding The OSBN Testing Process click on the Link or call (800) 393-8664

Q: How can I access the Oregon State Board of Nursing online Nurse Portal?

A: Simply click this Link

Q: How can I obtain a Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program Reimbursement Form?

A: We will provide you the form when attending the NA Program or you can click this Link to download the form directly.

Q: Will I be required to participate in all hands on Activities including changing Depends and Toileting?

A: Yes, you will be required to participate in all hands on Activities including assisting with changing Depends and Toileting with real live patients during Clinicals.

Q: Where can I find the Oregon Nurse Aide Candidate Handbook Version 15 (Effective 8/7/2023)?

A: Simply click on this Link for the current version.

Q: I want to Donate to The ARK Foundation how would I donate?

A: If you want to be one of our Financial Donors to support The ARK Foundation Non-Profit Program please contact the Office directly so we can assist you.

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