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Registered Nursing

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Option to complete Bachelor's degree from Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU)

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RN Students 2Nursing offers the satisfaction of making 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.

2020-21 Application Period is CLOSED.

2021-22 Application Period is early January 2021 -  mid February 2021.

It is wise to prepare now!

Registered Nursing Application

View / Download the RN Application Information Packet

View / Download the OHSU Course Equivalency Grid - Check your transcript against the prereqs

View / Download the RN Application 2020-2022 [IMPORTANT DOCUMENT]  

View / Download the UCCNursingPoints.pdf 

View / Download the Registered Nursing Application FAQs

View / Download the Registered Nursing Application Healthcare Verification Form

View / Download the Registered Nursing Application Volunteer Verification Form

View / Download the Registered Nursing Application Leadership Verification Form

View / Download Obtaining a Copy of your own Oregon Record (Background Check).


Applying Step by Step!

Step 1
UCC Admissions
Brand New to UCC APPLY List your major as AAOT-Pre Nursing and apply for Fall 
Prior UCC Student without a credit course within the last year REAPPLY List your major as AAOT-Pre Nursing and apply for Fall
Current UCC Student Confirm major is AAOT-NUR If major is incorrect, you will need to complete the change of major form 
Step 2
If you have completed college coursework outside of UCC, submit official college transcripts from each issuing institution* to:
 Umpqua Community College
PO Box 967
Roseburg, OR 97470
Or through email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
*If your coursework is from a college outside of Oregon, please also provide course descriptions and/or syllabi from the year you took the course.
Step 3
Information Sessions
It is highly recommended that you attend one of the free information sessions. We will be covering general application questions, frequently asked program questions, and more!
Please attend one of the following:
 Date Time Location
 January 14 9-10 a.m.  Community Workforce Training Room 10 
January 15 1-2 p.m  Community Workforce Training Room 10  
January 16 5-6 p.m.  Community Workforce Training Room 10  
Step 4
Nursing Application


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

Mercy Medical Center
Umpqua Community Health Center
Umpqua Health Alliance
Avalon Healthcare Group

Program Information

View / Download catalog information for the Registered Nursing: Associate of Applied Science Degree

View / Download advising information for the Registered Nursing: Associate of Applied Science Degree

View / Download 2020 to 2022 UCC Nursing School Student Procedure Handbook

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).

View / Download Pass Rate Data

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


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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.


April Myler MSN, RN - Contact
Department Chair of Nursing/Director
Phone: 541-440-7879

Ruth Verkuyl - Contact
Program Coordinator for Nursing
Phone: 541-440-4614