Nursing Schools in Oregon
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Nursing programs in Oregon are graduating some of the top registered nurses in the country. Unfortunately, there haven t been enough nursing school graduates to meet the high demand for highly skilled registered nurses in Oregon. This has created a critical nursing shortage in the state that needs to be solved. The rural areas of Oregon are feeling the impact of the nursing shortage to a greater extent due to the lack of access to nursing education facilities. This isn’t a dyer situation. There are many actions being taken by the state’s nursing organizations to prevent future shortages. Learn more about becoming a Registered Nurse in Oregon .
Online Nursing Schools in Oregon
There is a needed focus on providing rural Oregon access to nursing school education through CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) accredited online nursing schools. These online nursing schools have also created opportunities for registered nurses seeking their BSN or MSN who are waitlisted or turned away from other Oregon nursing programs. The cost per credit is similar to other Oregon nursing schools and the schools you find on this site will also help students find clinical training locations.
The University of Phoenix School of Nursing has a number of campus locations in Oregon offering RN to BSN and MSN programs if physically attending class is a more appealing option. Qualified applicants can again avoid waitlists in most cases at this Oregon nursing school. If you are a registered nurse seeking to advance your career in nursing this is a great place to start your research. Request information from the nursing programs you find on this site.
Oregon Nursing Job Outlook and Salary Information
The job outlook for nurses in Oregon is very good, primarily due to the critical nursing shortage the state is experiencing. Hospitals all over the state are offering sign on bonuses, flexible work schedules, great benefits packages and plenty more enticements, especially for registered nurses holding a baccalaureate degree in nursing. There has not been a better time to become a nurse in Oregon.
According to the 2006 Occupational Summary for Registered Nurses by the Oregon Employment Department, the Median hourly wage for a registered nurse is $29.77 and the average annual salary is $61,523. These wages will vary depending on experience, location and specialty.
Featured Campus Based Nursing Schools in Oregon
University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix offers accredited nursing degree programs at Oregon campuses in the cities of Clackamas, Hillsboro, TIgard, and Salem. Request information below to learn more.
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Concorde Career College
Concorde Career College offers a Licensed Practical Nursing program in Portland, OR. The Program is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Programs Approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing
Blue Mountain Community College
2411 NW Cardin
PO Box 100
Pendleton, OR 97801
Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97701
Chemeketa Community College
4000 Lancaster Drive NE or
PO Box 14007
Salem, OR 97309
Clackamas Community College
19600 S. Molalla Ave.
Oregon City, OR 97045
(503) 657-6958, Ext. 2855
Clatsop Community College
Astoria, OR 97103
Columbia Gorge Community College
400 East Scenic Dr.
The Dalles, OR 97058
Lane Community College
4000 E. 30th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97405
Linn-Benton Community College
6500 SW. Pacific Blvd.
Albany, OR 97321
(541) 917-4514 or (541) 917-4511
Mt. Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark
Gresham, OR 97030
Oregon Coast Community College
332 SW Coast Highway
Newport, OR 97365-4928
Portland Community College
12000 SW 49th or PO Box 19000
Portland, OR 97280
Rogue Community College
3345 Redwood Highway
Grants Pass, OR 97527
Southwestern Oregon Community College
1988 Newmark Ave.
Coos Bay, OR 97420
(800) 962-2838 or (541) 888-7340
Treasure Valley Community College
650 College Blvd.
Ontario, OR 97914
(541) 881-8822, Ext. 345
Umpqua Community College
1140 College Rd. or PO Box 967
Roseburg, OR 97470
(Source: Oregon State Board of Nursing)
Baccalaureate Nursing Degree (BSN) Programs Approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing
Oregon Health & Science University – School of Nursing
The Oregon Health & Science University – School of Nursing BSN program is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing. The School of Nursing undergraduate and master programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
Programs Offered. Bachelor of Science with a Major in Nursing, Accelerated BS with a major in Nursing, RN to BSN, Accelerated BS to MSN, Part-Time MSN, MSN – (Tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Nursing Education (offered as a Post Master’s Certificate only), Nursing Education with an emphasis in Community Health Nursing, Nursing Education with an emphasis in Gerontological Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner), Post-Master’s Certificates – (Tracks: same as MSN w/ addition of gerontology and nursing education
Oregon Health & Science University – School of Nursing, 3455 SW US Veterans Hospital Road, Portland, OR 97239
University of Portland – School of Nursing
University of Portland – School of Nursing BSN program is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing. The University of Portland School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
Programs Offered. BSN, MS – AEM UP (Alternate Entry master s at UP for students with a non-nursing degree – these students earn an MS clinical nurse leader specialty), MS degree in nursing – clinical nurse leader specialty, RN-MS – (for people with associate degree and have an RN – clinical nurse specialty), Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) – family nurse practitioner specialty
University of Portland School of Nursing, 5000 North Willamette Blvd, Portland, OR 97203
2811 NE Holman Street
Portland, OR 97211-6099
George Fox University
414 N. Meridian Street, #6238
Newberg, OR 97132-2697
Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing
2255 NW Northrup, Room 304
Portland, OR 97210-2952
Oregon Health Science University (OHSU) School of Nursing–Portland
3455 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Rd. (SN-5S)
Portland, OR 97239-2941
OHSU School of Nursing at Eastern Oregon University
1 University Blvd.
LaGrande, OR 97850
OHSU School of Nursing at Oregon Institute of Technology
3201 Campus Drive
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
(800) 422-2017 or (541) 552-6226
OHSU School of Nursing at Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520
OHSU School of Nursing at Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth
Monmouth, OR 97361
University of Portland School of Nursing
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.
Portland, OR 97203
Walla Walla College School of Nursing
10345 SE Market St.
Portland, OR 97216