The Nursing program is a two-year associate of applied science degree program designed to develop highly skilled generalist nurses. The Nursing program accepts one class per year beginning fall term. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurse licensing (NCLEX-RN). The coursework completed for the ADN may be transferable to RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN programs. Students who apply to the Nursing program should have a strong academic background preparing them for the educational challenges of first- and second-year coursework. Students should have strong technical writing skills and familiarity with the American Psychological Association (APA) format. Students are evaluated in all aspects of the program, including clinical practice, and are expected to be an active participant in their education on a daily basis.

Required clinical rotations occur in a variety of healthcare settings. Clinical opportunities occur during day, evening, night, weekend and holiday shifts. Educational and learning opportunities are primarily located in, but are not limited to, Linn and Benton counties.

The Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) has approved the LBCC Associate Degree program as meeting all requirements to provide pre-licensure nursing education. OSBN reviews applicants for RN licensure upon completion of LBCC’s Nursing program and is responsible for ensuring that approved applicants meet certain criteria regarding issues of substance abuse, criminal histories and felony convictions. Specific questions regarding these issues should be directed to the Oregon State Board of Nursing.

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Program Requirements

LBCC's healthcare-related programs have limited enrollment and special application deadlines. Interested students should review the Nursing program bulletin on LBCC's Special Admissions Programs webpage for detailed application and admissions information. Admission consideration is based on a point system and not a first-come, first-served basis. 

All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. All nursing core courses must be completed at LBCC and taken in the specified sequence. Students accepted into the program will need to complete and pass the criminal background check and drug screen, and show proof of current immunizations and CPR certification. All program applicants must possess a current unencumbered Nurse Assistant certification in the state of Oregon.