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.
2021-23 Application Period is January 4 to February 16, 2021.
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2021-23 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. We strive to provide a hand-on experience with local patients, which comes with an inherent risk (but there is always some risk in healthcare). Please make sure that this is a good time for you to apply, knowing that PPE use is non-negotiable despite personal beliefs, reliable daycare options are hard to find, and we may still be teaching didactic courses remotely by the time you join us in the fall. We are committed to your success, so please come prepared with a willingness to learn and grow!
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 2021-2023 OPEN [IMPORTANT MAIN APPLICATION DOCUMENT]
View / Download the 2021 RN Application Points
View / Download the 2021 RN App FAQs
View / Download the 2021 RN App Healthcare Work Experience Verification
View / Download the 2021 RN App Volunteer Verification
View / Download the 2021 RN Application Leadership Verification
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 advising information for the Registered Nursing: Associate of Applied Science Degree
View / Download 2020 to 2022 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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Money for College
Don't miss your chance to apply for a UCC Foundation Scholarship! The application period is open now through March 5. The UCC Scholars application is combined in the same application process. Need help? Check out scholarship nights. (Feb 13 & 26)
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.)
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
Program Coordinator for Nursing