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 ...
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.
2022-24 Cohort Application Period
Early January - Mid February 2022
2022-24 Application Information for Covid
Thank you for your interest in UCC’s Registered Nursing (RN) program! We are excited to work with you through the application process. Please make sure that you follow these important first steps:
- Please ensure that you are registered to become a UCC student (and receive an 800#) before applying to the program. If you already have an 800#, you are good-to-go!
Please know that we continue to navigate COVID-19. Flexibility is key as daily, weekly, and monthly changes have been a common theme for UCC RN program students and staff. The UCC Nursing Team continues to advocate for an exceptional educational experience, and works closely with community partners to promote safety in the clinical setting.
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 2022-2024 - CLOSED
View / Download the RN Application Points
View / Download the RN Application FAQs
View / Download the RN Application Healthcare Work Experience Verification
View / Download the RN Application Volunteer Verification
View / Download the RN Application Leadership Verification
Steps to Apply
Upstairs 2nd Floor Room 200
January 12 1pm - 2pm
Upstairs 2nd Floor Room 200
January 13 5pm - 6pm
Downstairs 1st Floor Room 101
Step 4 RN Application 2022-2024
See the following employment opportunities available at local health care institutions.
View / Download 2022-24 UCC Nursing Program 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 colleges 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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17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd
Effective June 28, 2022, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on June 28, 2024.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Note: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation.
Licensure and State Reciprocity
Before enrolling in the Registered Nursing program, students should consider whether the license they need to obtain to work, will be valid outside the state of Oregon. Use this table to determine state to state licensure.
Residents of WA, ID, NV, and CA
If you are from Washington, Idaho, Nevada, or California, you pay Oregon resident tuition rates. That's a big discount! You might also be interested in what life is like around UCC. Find out.
Money for College
Get access to millions of dollars that are available to students - not just loans. There are scholarships, grants and work study opportunities too! Every student can use money for college. It can help you to be more successful. Plus, it can lower your debt load when you finish college. Some students actually leave college debt-free! Here are some important sources of money for college. Don't let these opportunities for financial aid pass you by. Act now! Decide. Commit. Succeed.
- Pell Grants part of FAFSA (for undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need.)
- Federal Work Study part of FAFSA (Work on Campus. Get experience in the workforce.)
- Scholarships, OSAC, FAFSA, and more (Sources of money for college.)
- UCC Scholars (Tuition waiver for high school seniors with high GPAs.)
Chelsea Gillespie-Towne, MSN, RN - Contact
Director of Nursing
Ruth Verkuyl - Contact
Program Coordinator for Nursing
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