Associate of Applied Science Degree
Option to complete Bachelor's degree from Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU)
Nursing program alum Kelli Finlay (2018) says she chose UCC for her education because it was local and because of the reputation the program maintains.Read more ...
“Something I had always dreamed about doing ever since I came back from my first mission trip to Guatemala, was to one day be able to go down there and help in the medical field."Read more ...
"The Nursing program was something that has and will continue to be very important and special in my life."Read more ...
Following a rigorous evaluation, Oregon State Board of Nursing grants nursing program maximum time allotment until next evaluation.Read more ...
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Nursing 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.
Registered Nursing Application
View / Download the Registered Nursing Application Information Packet
View / Download the OHSU Course Equivalency Grid - Check your transcript against the prereqs
View / Download the RN Application 2019-2021
View / Download the UCCNursingPoints.pdf
View / Download the Registered Nursing Application FAQs
View / Download Obtaining a Copy of your own Oregon Record (Background Check).
Applying Step by Step
See the following employment opportunities available at local health care institutions.
View / Download catalog information for the Registered Nursing: Associate of Applied Science Degree
View / Download 2019-2021 UCC Nursing School Student Procedure Handbook
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).
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At 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
Ruth Verkuyl - Contact
Administrative Secretary for Nursing