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Registered Nursing

Associate Degree

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.

Registered Nursing Application

View and/or download the RN Application 2019-2021 Open

View and/or download the Registered Nursing Application Information Packet

View and/or download the Registered Nursing Application FAQs

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

Applying Step by Step

Step 1
UCC Admissions DUE by NOVEMBER 15
Brand New to UCC Apply Here List your major as AAOT-Pre Nursing and apply for Fall 2019 
Prior UCC Student without a credit course within the last year Reapply Here List your major as AAOT-Pre Nursing and apply for Fall 2019 
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 transcript from each issuing instution* 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 15 9-10 a.m. CWT 10 (old science building)
January 16 1-2 p.m. CWT 10 (old science building)
January 17 5-6 p.m. CWT 10 (old science building)
Step 4
Nursing Application POSTMARKED by FEBRUARY 15



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 Program (AAS Degree)

View / Download Nursing 2018-20_UCC_Nursing_School_Student_Procedure_Handbook.pdf

View / Download Nursing Policy Manual

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 OSBN_RN_Pass_Rate_Data_for_2014_2015_2016_2017

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

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 VerkuylContact
Administrative Secretary for Nursing
Phone: 541-440-4614