Practical Nurse


The Practical Nursing program prepares the graduate to care for a diversified group of patients in various settings including long term care, hospitals, outpatient clinics, correctional facilities, and home healthcare. Practical nurses provide care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, physician, or dentist. More than 95 percent of UCC PN graduates pass their licensure exam.


A list of required courses is available in the UCC catalog. Nursing students must pass a drug screening and background check, and provide immunization records and health history.

UCC's curriculum includes coursework from the biological and applied sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Students study the fundamentals of practical nursing, including administering medication, controlling infection, and working as part of a team.

Practical Nursing Application

View / Download the Practical Nursing Application - Currently CLOSED!

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

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 14, 2018 (Wednesday) 5:00 PM; Student Center $25.00
Register for one of the following exams by calling 541-440-4604.  (AFTER January 2nd, 2018)
Registration and payment MUST BE made prior to the date of your exam. You DO NOT need to sign up if you are already signed up for the RN Nursing Application proctored essay exam.
CRN Number Date Time / Location Fee
35038 Feb 17, 2018 (Saturday) 10:00 AM; Student Center $25.00
35039 Feb 17, 2018 (Saturday) 12:00 PM; Student Center $25.00
Letters are sent out around the end of May or the first of June 2018.


Students who successfully complete UCC's PN program are qualified to take the National Council for State Boards of Nursing licensure exam to work as a licensed Practical Nurse.

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

VA Medical Center
Rose Haven Nursing Center
Umpqua Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Gainful Employment

View Gainful Employment information for graduates with the Practical Nursing program.


LPN to RN Bridge Application

Students who have completed this course and gained 500 hours of work experience can apply for placement in the Registered Nursing program

View / Download the 2016-17 LPN to RN Bridge Information 

View / Download the 2016-17 LPN to RN Bridge Application - CLOSED for the 2016-17 Year! 


Program Information

View / Download catalog information for the Practical Nursing Program (Certificate)

View / Download Nursing School Procedure Handbook

View / Download Nursing Policy Manual

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