Nursing Program

Central Oregon Community College's Nursing Program is accredited by the Oregon State Board of Nursing to provide students with the academic and clinical preparation necessary to sit for state and national licensure exams upon completion of the appropriate program.

The Nursing Program provides a career ladder with exit points at the Certified Nursing Assistant, Practical Nurse and Registered Nurse levels. In addition, students who complete the RN, AAS degree may then complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing online in cooperation with Linfield College or Oregon Health Sciences University. Alternatively, students may complete the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Nursing Preparation degree to prepare for application directly to many of the Oregon Universities that offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Certified Nursing Assistant

Practical Nurse and Registered Nurse

  • Traditional Program- for students who would like to earn their Practical Nurse Certification and/or Registered Nurse, Associates of Applied Science
  • Transfer Placement Program- for students who are currently enrolled in an Oregon Accredited Nursing Program and would like to transfer to COCC
  • Advanced Placement Program - for Oregon Licensed Practical Nurses who wish to complete the RN, AAS degree

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Standards, Policies & Program Outcomes

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