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The nursing program at Southwestern is designed to prepare students with entry-level skills needed to assume the role of a Registered Nurse. Students will need to successfully complete the licensure exam at the end of six quarters. Students who have completed an Associate of Applied Science degree would need to complete an additional four quarters to receive a Bachelor’s in Nursing degree.   

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Associate of Applied Science Nursing

Contact Jade Stalcup for further application requirements.The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree prepares graduates to become licensed as a Registered Nurse. Successful completion of six quarters qualifies students for meeting the academic requirements to take the NCLEX exam for licensure in the state of Oregon. The license is transferable across the nation. Once admitted, the student is required to take all curriculum courses as they appear in the catalog or before. This is a restricted entry program, and students must submit a separate application along with their college admission application.

Please check back in December for the 2020 application materials.

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LPN Advanced Placement

LPNs who are interested in applying to Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Nursing Program shall fill out the nursing program application between January 2nd – February 15th. Those LPNs accepted into the Nursing program will start the following winter term and take NRS 230 (Pharmacology) and NRS 232 (Pathophysiology) only. They will then then start with the rest of the nursing class spring term taking NRS 112, NRS 231, and NRS 233. This is a restricted entry program, and students must submit a separate application along with their college admission application. Contact Jade Stalcup for further application requirements.

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Nursing Assistant Course Level I Training Program (NA)

This course prepares students to be eligible for certification as outlined by the Oregon State Board of Nursing. Once certified as a Nursing Assistant (CNA), the student will be able to work as a Nursing Assistant in long-term care facilities, home care, hospitals and adult foster homes.

Prerequisites: The Nursing Assistant course is a restricted entry course, requiring pre-application testing, health assessment, immunizations, criminal history background check, drug screening, and eLearning training. Please refer to the application materials for the complete application process and procedures. 

For more information, contact:

Jade Stalcup 
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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) 2 

This course is for the currently certified nursing assistant 1, who assists licensed nursing personnel in the provision of nursing care. This course will provide the knowledge, skills and clinical experience for the student to prepare for the certification for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) 2  as specified by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.

Prerequisites: Unencumbered Oregon CNA1 certificate, current AHA BLS CPR certificate, immunizations to include MMR, TB and Hepatitis B, criminal clearance.

For more information, contact:

Jade Stalcup
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