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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 accredited by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.


Nursing Department Chair
Jane Morrow MN, RN, CNE

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

"I wanted to become a nurse because it is fulfilling to help people when they need it the most" 
— Cory, COCC Nursing Student

View more Nursing Student Profiles

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

The COCC Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).  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.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326 404-975-5000


ACEN Accreditation Seal