THE NURSING PROGRAM AT CLATSOP COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Thank you for your interest in nursing at Clatsop Community College. Clatsop offers an Associate Degree in Nursing with a four-term Practical Nursing Certificate option. Enrollment is limited and you must apply for admission. If accepted, you will begin nursing classes fall term. Applications are evaluated on a point scale that is based on grade point average, course work completed, residency, previous degrees, and a proctored essay.
PRACTICAL NURSING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM: After successfully completing four quarters of the ADN program, you will be eligible to receive the Practical Nursing Certificate and may take the licensing exam for practical nursing (LPN/LVN). Licensed practical nurses care for patients under the direction of an RN, physician, or dentist. They collect information about the patient's health, help plan care, and administer medications and other treatments. Practical nurses work primarily in hospitals and long-term care. They may also work in medical or dental offices, clinics, and caring for patients in the home.
ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING (ADN-RN program): After successfully completing the two-year ADN program, you will receive an Associate of Applied Science - Nursing Degree and are eligible to take the licensing exam for registered nursing (RN). Registered nurses are caring and use knowledge, skills, and problem-solving abilities to help individuals, families, and groups with health needs. RNs plan, care, and work with people to help them become healthier or to regain health after illness or surgery. Nurses teach health practices to clients and other health care providers, and frequently supervise the work of nursing assistants and practical nurses. RNs also administer medications and perform treatments for patients. Nurses work in a variety of settings, including hospitals and long-term care, schools, industry, clinics, and patients' homes.
RE-ENTRY OR ADVANCED PLACEMENT ADMISSION: Students applying for either re-entry or advanced placement must first schedule a meeting with Laurie Choate, Dean of Nursing, Allied Health, and Education. A student may enter the nursing program after NUR 101 under one of two categories:
RE-ENTRY: A student who withdraws from the Clatsop CC nursing program after NUR 101 has one opportunity to re-enter the program. A student is eligible for re-entry if she/he:
Acceptance is contingent on availability of space.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT: CLATSOP COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATION FOR ADVANCED PLACEMENT AT THIS TIME. CHECK BACK LATER FOR A CHANGE IN THIS STATUS.
A student is eligible for advanced placement if she/he has:
All students seeking admission into the second year of the Clatsop CC nursing program will be required to successfully complete NUR 111. Acceptance into the nursing program at Clatsop CC as an advanced placement student is contingent on availability of space.
Detailed information about the nursing program and the classes can be found in the College catalog.
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