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Nursing Assistant Staffing Program


The Nursing Assistant Staffing Program was initiated based on the Nursing Facility Governor's Commission Report (2006), which concluded that enforcing minimum levels of nursing assistants was an important step in maximizing the quality of care and life for nursing facility residents.

The commission prescribed a minimum standard of 2.46 Hours per Resident Day (HPRD) which was converted to a nursing assistant to resident ratio on each shift.

On August 24, 2021, Nursing Facility Certified Nursing Assistant staffing rules were temporarily revised (OAR 411-086-0100(C)) due to Oregon's statewide hospital capacity crisis.

Staffing data

Nursing facilities are required to submit a quarterly report with staffing data to the department. Facilities are to post the Direct Care Staff Daily Report which shows the actual number of nursing staff on each shift to provide care to residents and post the Nursing Assistant (NA) Staff Ratio Chart which translates the ratio into the minimum number of nursing assistants required on each shift based on the census of the facility.


Guide questions

Nursing Assistant Staffing Program Guide - Instructions for completing the Nursing Assistant Staff Quarterly Report


Registry-Verification of certification information

Visit the Oregon State Board of Nursing for licensing and/or renewal information.

Reimbursement of CNA training costs

Federal and state regulations require under certain conditions a first-hiring nursing facility reimburse a nursing assistant for the cost of training and required course materials.

Nursing Assistant Training and Competency Evaluation Program Quarterly Payment Request (APD 0451B)


Contact Sean Scott at or by phone at 503-910-4703.