COCC's Nursing program provides a career ladder with exit points at the Practical Nurse (PN) and Registered Nurse (RN) levels. All students, regardless of desired exit point, complete the required prerequisite courses, then apply Spring term, and if accepted, enter the Nursing program together Fall term. Admission is competitive. Nursing Program Information sessions are held multiple times each year to explain minimum qualifications, selection criteria, and general information about the COCC nursing program. Attending a Nursing Program Information session is the first step for those interested in the Nursing program. Information on the program requirements, prerequisite courses, application and selection process is available in the Selection Process Handbook - see Related Links.
Registered Nursing (RN), Associates of Applied Science
- Awarded after completing all prerequisites, acceptance into the Nursing program, and subsequent successful completion of Nursing 106, 107, 108, 206, 207, and 208
- Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN and apply for RN licensure by the OSBN.
Practical Nursing (PN), Certificate
- Awarded after completing all prerequisites, acceptance into the Nursing program, and subsequent successful completion of Nursing 106, 107, and 108.
- Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN and apply for PN licensure by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN).