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Registered Nurse


Nursing offers the satisfaction of making an immediate differences in other people's lives. It is a dynamic, humanistic, and scientific discipline which diagnoses and treats actual or potential health problems. Nursing is a rigorous, intellectual discipline requiring people with critical and decision-making skills.

A successful candidate for the nursing profession should have a genuine desire to help people, a strong commitment to career development, the ability to use scientific information and be a team player.

Registered Nursing Application

View and/or download the Registered Nursing Application - CLOSED for the 2015-16 year. Review application for information only.

View and/or download Obtaining a Copy of your own Oregon Record (Background Check).

Dates to Remember

January 19th, 20th, or 22nd, 2016

Attend Application Information Meeting

Sign up online until January 3rd, 2016 or by calling       541-440-4604

Jan 19th  8:00am - 9:00am WCH20 (CRN 31251)

Jan 20th  6:00pm - 7:00pm PE 10 (CRN 31253)

Jan 22nd 12:00pm - 1:00pm JH14 (CRN 31252)

February 13, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.

Application Deadline

Schedule & pay for Proctored Essay exam


Applications & non UCC transcripts must be received in the Admissions Office (Welcome Center) by 5:00 p.m. OR postmarked by Friday, February 13, 2016.


February Proctored Essay Exam  
End of May/first of June 2016 Letters of Acceptance  


See the following employment opportunities available at local health care institutions.

Mercy Medical Center
Umpqua Community Health Center
Umpqua Health Alliance
Umpqua Valley Nursing Care
Veterans Administration Medical Center

Catalog Information

View / Download catalog information for the Registered Nursing Program (AAS Degree)

OHSU Connection

Students should understand that although co-admitted to the Oregon Health Sciences University School of Nursing, those who choose to transition from the UCC Nursing Program to OHSU will have to undergo a background history check for OHSU at the time of transition and ability to enroll in OHSU courses may be negatively impacted by any criminal history in their background.

Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education

UCC is a member of the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE) and offers a competency-based curriculum jointly developed by nursing faculties from the nine community college and Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) consortium partners. The core competencies address the need for nurses to be skilled in clinical judgment and critical thinking; evidence-based practice; relationship-centered care; interdisciplinary collaboration; assisting individuals and families in self-care practices for promotion of health and management of chronic and acute illness; end of- life care; and teaching, delegation, leadership and supervision of caregivers. The first five terms after admission to the UCC Nursing program are identical for the associate and bachelor’s degree courses. Term six offers students the ability to complete the AAS degree at UCC and provides the educational eligibility for NCLEX-RN licensure testing. Students who complete the AAS degree at UCC and pass the NCLEX-RN exam also have the option to complete the upper division nursing courses for the bachelor’s degree from OHSU (the OHSU bachelor’s requirement of statistics may be completed at UCC but 15 credits of upper division non-nursing courses must be completed through other colleges or universities).



The Nursing program is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) and the Accreditation Commission for Education on Nursing, Inc. (ACEN formerly NLNAC)

17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd
Portland, OR
Phone: 971-673-0685

3343 Peachtree Road NE #850
Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: 404-975-5000
Fax: 404-975-5020

Why UCC?

Why UCCAt UCC, you can earn a variety of certificates and degrees that can enhance your current career or place you in the workforce sooner. Plus, UCC offers:

• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes


Prospective students should visit Advising and Career Services to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.

Tamra Samson MSN, RN - Contact
Allied Health Department Chair, Associate Professor, Nursing
Phone: 541-440-7684

LaVera Noland - Contact
Admissions Officer
Phone: 541-440-4662

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