Nursing Program Degrees and Certificates

Nursing Faculty & Staff



Nursing Program

If you are a compassionate person who cares about the well-being of others, particularly in healthcare, this challenging and intense program is for you. Core courses will set the foundation for the next level of demanding, hands-on training by some of the best nurses and instructors in the Pacific Northwest. You’ll learn the necessary skills to be able to take state and national licensure exams.

Students are admitted to the COCC Nursing program once per year and begin in the fall term. In order to be eligible to apply for admission, students must complete minimum Nursing program application prerequisites. Students should work closely with their advisor and the Admissions Office selection process coordinator to learn more.

Whether your interests lie in direct patient care or medical office management, COCC prepares you to succeed.

This Nursing Program is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.

Our program aligns with the legal standards of practice necessary for professional licensure in the state of Oregon. After obtaining your license, if you consider relocating to another U.S. state, explore our resources to understand whether your skills meet licensing requirements in different states.

Video overview of the Nursing Program at COCC



Nursing Department Chair
Carmen Ingulli MN, BSN, COI

Nursing Program Administrator
Susan Miller MSN, RN

For information contact:
Daura Bowman, Nursing Department Admin Assistant
Phone: 541-383-7540


The Heart of Nursing

"The Heart of Nursing" (pdf)
by Mark Russell Johnson
Excerpt from COCC Foundation Legacies Fall 2018

Student Success

Nursing student story from Page"Nursing is about more than just helping with patient's physical needs . . . I want to be a nurse so that I can provide emotional support to those who need it most."
Robyn, COCC Nursing Student

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Approved by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

The Associate Degree nursing program at Central Oregon Community College located in Bend Oregon is approved by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
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The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree nursing program is Initial Accreditation. –

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding the COCC program at

In March 2020, the ACEN Board of Commissioners granted initial accreditation to the associate nursing program and scheduled the next evaluation visit for Fall 2024. Based on ACEN Policy #34 Candidacy for a Governing Organization/Nursing Program Seeking Initial Accreditation, the effective date for initial accreditation of the associate nursing program is August 3, 2018.

ACEN Accreditation Seal