Our goal is simple: Dare to Care! We dare to care for each student and dare our students to care for others!


We focus on one thing and we do it right! We are a small, locally owned training center offering Nursing Assistant 1 (CNA title comes after passing state board exam) & CNA 2 classes. Since we opened our doors in 2012, we have become the third largest school in the state of Oregon while maintaining small, intimate classes.

Welcome to Dare to Care Learning Center! Now in Eugene and Albany for Level one and CNA 2!

Test Preparation

  • Our curriculum is written by a certified state tester
  • Free lab time, after graduation for practice
  • Our students take their state board in the same classrooms they learn in

*Hannah B. 5/5 Stars-"Amazing place! Everyone here is extremely supportive and helpful. I felt prepared for my job and for future. I would suggest to anyone looking to get their CNA 1 or 2!"

​*Katie L. 5/5 Stars-"They have amazing programs love the hands on learning and small class sizes. The instructors and all the staff are very helpful and have great interpersonal skills. I have absolutely enjoyed both my experiences with CNA 1 and CNA 2 courses definitely would recommend them to anyone interested in doing CNA courses."

What our students are saying!

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Free Class February 10!

If you are looking for a way to complete a nursing assistant course and have a job immediately following, come to our job fair! Dare to Care is partnering with Valley West to provide a free level one class for selected participants. Valley West is looking for full time employees and is willing to invest in qualified people to fill their positions. If you're interested, come to Dare to Care Learning Center on Monday, January 20th between 10:30a and 3p. Make sure to bring two pieces of ID,  all your personal and professional information and be prepared for an onsite interview. Qualified candidates must be able to pass a drug screen, background check and commit to the mandatory attendance schedule of the class (please see course schedule under "Level one Nursing Assistant" tab.) Light refreshments will be provided. Call with any questions. Independent registration for class is still available for this class.



We offer day classes, night classes, Albany classes, payment plans and funding resources all to help make our program more accessible! You may even qualify to get all costs reimbursed after successful completion! Call us for more info! 

*Karlee F. 5/5 Stars-"This program is amazing! The class size is perfect for students who learn better in small settings! Everyone here is so friendly and they really work with you if you have no prior experience! Highly recommended!

Our Instructors

Our state approved instructors have a passion for teaching future health care professionals. We use hands on, compassionate and functional teaching to prepare our students to pass their state board certification exam.