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.
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Registered Nursing Application
View and/or download the Registered Nursing Application - CLOSED for the 2017 year!
View and/or download Obtaining a Copy of your own Oregon Record (Background Check).
Dates to Remember
|APPLICATION INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS|
|Register for one of the following meetings online in your Student Self Service or by calling 541-440-4604. (AFTER Janurary 3rd, 2017)|
|CRN Number||Date||Time / Location|
|33166||Jan 17, 2017 (Tuesday)||9:00 - 10:00 AM; WCH 20|
|33167||Jan 18, 2017 (Wednesday)||1:00 - 2:00 PM; WCH 20|
|33168||Jan 19, 2017 (Thursday)||6:00 - 7:00 PM; WCH 20|
|Note: Bring a copy of your application to your meeting!|
|Must be received in the Admissions Office by 5pm or postmarked by the date below. NO EXCEPTIONS|
|Non-UCC Transcripts MUST be included with the application as well. NO EXCEPTIONS|
|Date||Time / Location||Fee|
|Feb 15, 2017 (Wednesday)||5:00 PM; Welcome Center||$25.00|
|PROCTORED ESSAY EXAM|
|Register for one of the following exams by calling 541-440-4604. (AFTER Janurary 3rd, 2017)|
|Registration and payment MUST BE made prior to the date of your exam.|
|CRN Number||Date||Time / Location||Fee|
|33169||Feb 18, 2017 (Saturday)||10:00 AM; Campus Center||$25.00|
|33170||Feb 18, 2017 (Saturday)||12:00 PM; Campus Center||$25.00|
|LETTERS OF ACCEPTANCE|
|Letters are sent out around the end of May or the first of June 2017.|
See the following employment opportunities available at local health care institutions.
View / Download catalog information for the Registered Nursing Program (AAS Degree)
View / Download Nursing School Procedure Handbook
View / Download Nursing Policy Manual
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)
View / Download ACEN Student Acheivement Outcome Data for the RN Class of 2016
View / Download OSBN RN Pass Rate Data FA16
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