Nursing students practice on their skills in the nursling labs at CCC

CCC Nursing Program Receives Approval by Oregon State Board

The Clatsop Community College Nursing Department reaffirmed their exemplary program by receiving the maximum 8-year re-approval by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) on April 15, 2021. The OSBN approval was the culmination of a yearlong process to prepare and submit a self-study, as well as, host a 3-day site visit for OSBN representative Dr. Sarah Wickenhagen, DNP, RN.   Dr. Wickenhagen’s report to the OSBN Board found no deficiencies in Clatsop’s Nursing Program and her recommendations will guide the College in providing increased support to the Program and students. The surveyor’s findings also noted commendations for several college support staff and to the “CCC Administration—particularly the Clatsop Board of Education (BOE) for their ongoing support of the Nursing Program and their recognition of the contribution of the Nursing Program to the college’s mission, vision, and values in the BOE’s ongoing efforts to support the citizens, businesses, and quality of life of Clatsop County and the surrounding region.”

The site visit report developed by Dr. Wickenhagen for the OSBN included commendations for the CCC Director of Nursing & Allied Health, Doris Jepson, and the nursing faculty for the work they have done. The OSBN report praised “Columbia Memorial Hospital and Providence Seaside Hospital for their obvious dedication and support of the CCC Nursing Program, their participation in the Programs’ Advisory Committee, their sharing of resources, and their efforts to provide quality clinical placements.” Jepson, in response to the site visit report, said, “We are very honored and excited to receive approval for the maximum amount of time from the OSBN. It validates the work that the CCC Board of Education, faculty, and staff are doing in our region to provide a top-notch nursing program. It also confirms our community partner’s high regard and continued support of this vital training program.”

The CCC Nursing Program has been supporting local communities since 1985 by providing essential workers who are qualified to safely deliver healthcare in the 21st century. Since 2015, the Program has been a partner school with the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE). Clatsop Nursing faculty use a curriculum jointly developed by faculty from the 10 other OCNE community college nursing programs and the 6 Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) campuses. Clatsop CC Nursing Program graduates who achieve licensure are eligible to continue their nursing education and complete a bachelor’s degree in nursing at OHSU, Linfield University, or at many other institutions. They may work as RNs while they complete their bachelor’s degree online.

More information on the CCC Nursing program can be found at

Non-Discrimination Declaration- It is the policy of Clatsop Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, gender, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or disability in any educational programs, activities, or employment. Questions or complaints should be directed to Desiree Noah, Affirmative Action/Gender Equity (Title IX) Officer, Lower Library, Suite 103, 503-338- 2450; TDD 503-338-2468. The Director of Student Access Services, Mallory Vollner, is in Columbia Hall, Suite 111, 503-338-2474.

Accommodations- Persons having questions about or a request for special needs and accommodation should contact JoAnn Zahn, Vice President of Finance and Operations, at Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, Oregon 97103, Lower Library Suite 110, Phone (503) 338-2421 or TDD (503) 338-2468. Please send special needs and accommodations requests here. Contact should be made at least two business days in advance of the event.

Declaración de no-discriminación- Es la política de Clatsop Community College que no habrá ningún tipo de discriminación o acoso por razón de raza, color, sexo, género, estado civil, religión, origen nacional, edad, orientación sexual, identidad de género o expresióno discapacidad en los programas educativos, actividades o en la contratación. Preguntas o quejas deben ser dirigidas al Desiree Noah, Oficial de Acción Afirmativa / Título IX localizado en Library número 103 número de teléfono 503-338-2450, TDD (discapacidad auditiva) 503-338-2468. Director de Servicios de acceso para estudiantes, Mallory Vollner, se encuentra en Columbia Hall, numero 111, número de teléfono 503-338-2474. Para ADA y otras peticiones de servicios llame al 503-338-2474 o para TDD (discapacidad auditiva) 503-338-2468.

Ayuda a personas discapacitadas- En cuanto a las personas discapacitadas, se les pide que se comuniquen con JoAnn Zahn, la Vice Presidente de Finanzas y Operaciones en Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, Oregon 97103, Library Suite 110, número teléfonico (503) 338-2421 o a TDD (503) 338-2468. Haga el favor de notificar a la oficina para que se le pueda proporcionar apoyo. La comunicación debe tomar lugar por lo menos dos días de trabajo antes del evento por el cual se requiera tal ayuda. Para más información, vea la página Web de Clatsop Community College bajo Información en Español.


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