RN Programs in Oregon

Oregon RN Programs

Registered nurses are everywhere in the medical field, making sure that patients are well taken care of. An RN is a well trained person that enjoys helping others. For those who want to be a part of this exciting career, all one has to do is look into RN programs in Oregon.

When exploring RN programs in Oregon, one should note the amount of time it takes to complete each one. An associate's degree is a simple two year program, while some RN programs lead to a bachelor's degree, which is a four year program. There are also options to specialize or obtain advanced degrees.

Becoming Licensed by Examination in Oregon

In Oregon, one can become licensed either by examination or by endorsement. An Oregon license is necessary for practice in this state. In order to become licensed, one must first have completed a state-approved nursing education program. A background check is also required of all applicants.

The exam used to license RNs is the NCLEX. In order to become licensed by examination, one must pass this exam and submit an application to the Oregon Board of Nursing, along with the $160 fee.

Those who were educated in a foreign country and have not yet been licensed by examination in the United States must also submit a CGFNS Certificate or VISA-Screen. Documentation of English proficiency is also required.

Becoming Licensed by Endorsement in Oregon

In order to become licensed by endorsement, one must already have been licensed in another state or jurisdiction. Nurses must already have passed the NCLEX or SBTPE. Verification of original and current licensure must be submitted to the board.

Those applying for licensure by endorsement must fulfill the continued competency requirement of working 960 hours in the past 5 years. This requirement is waived if the individual graduated in the past 5 years or completed a re-entry program within the past 2 years. Those educated outside of the U.S. must also submit a CGFNS Certificate or VISA-Screen. Documentation of English proficiency is also required.

Renewing an RN License

RN licenses must be renewed every 2 years. In order to be eligible for renewal, one of the following must be true:

  • The individual worked as an RN for 960 hours in the past 5 years.
  • The individual completed a re-entry program in the past 2 years.
  • The individual graduated from a board-approved nursing program in the past 5 years.

Additional Resources

RN Schools Near You & Online in Oregon

Linn – Benton Community College

  • 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW Albany, OR 97321
    Programs: ADN, CNA, Medical Assistant, Radiography, RN
    (541) 917-4811

Oregon Health & Science University

  • 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. Ashland, OR 97520
    Programs: BSN, RN
    (541) 552-6226

Clatsop Community College

  • 1653 Jerome Ave. Astoria, OR 97103
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (503) 338-2322

Central Oregon Community College

  • 2600 N.W. College Way Bend, OR 97701
    Programs: ADN, CNA, Health Information Management-Bachelor's, LPN, Medical Assistant, RN
    (541) 383-7700

Southwestern Oregon Community College

  • 1988 Newmark Avenue Coos Bay, OR 97420
    Programs: ADN, CNA, RN
    (541) 888-2525

Lane Community College

  • 4000 East 30th Ave. Eugene, OR 97405
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Medical Assistant, RN
    (541) 463-3000

Rogue Community College

  • 3345 Redwood Hwy. Grants Pass, OR 97527
    Programs: ADN, RN
    (541) 956-7500

Mt Hood Community College

  • 26000 Southeast Stark Street Gresham, OR 97030
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Medical Assistant, RN
    (503) 491-6422

Oregon Health & Science University

  • 3201 Campus Drive Klamath Falls, OR 97601
    Programs: BSN, Nuclear Medicine Tech, Radiography, RN
    (541) 885-1665

Oregon Health & Science University – Lagrande

  • One University Blvd. Lagrande, OR 97850
    Programs: BSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner - certificate, Nurse Anesthetist, Physician Assistant, Psych Nursing - Certificate, Psychiatric Nursing, RN
    (541) 962-3803

Linfield – Good Samaritan School

  • 900 SE Baker Street Mcminnville, OR 97128
    Programs: Accelerated BSN, BSN, RN, RN to BSN
    (503) 883-2200

George Fox University

  • 414 N. Meridian St. Newberg, OR 97132
    Programs: BSN, RN
    (503) 554-2240

Oregon Coast Community College

  • 400 SE College Way Newport, OR 97366
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (541) 265-2283

Treasure Valley Community College

  • 650 College Blvd. Ontario, OR 97914
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (541) 881-8822

Clackamas Community College

  • 19600 Molalla Avenue Oregon City, OR 97045
    Programs: ADN, Medical Assistant, RN
    (503) 657-6958

Blue Mountain Community College

  • 2411 NW Carden Ave. Pendleton, OR 97801
    Programs: ADN, LPN, RN
    (541) 276-1260

Concordia University

  • 2811 NE Holman Street Portland, OR 97211
    Programs: BSN, Medical Assistant, Pre-Nursing Studies, RN

Oregon Health And Science University

  • 700 Southwest Campus Drive Portland, OR 97239
    Programs: Accelerated BSN, Accelerated MSN, BSN, BSN to DNP, DNP, Health Information Management-Bachelor's, MSN, Nursing PhD, Radiation Therapy, RN, RN to BSN
    (503) 494-8311

Portland Community College

  • 705 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, OR 97217
    Programs: ADN, CNA, Health Information Management-Associate, Medical Assistant, Radiography, RN
    (971) 722-6111

University of Portland

  • 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. Portland, OR 97203
    Programs: Accelerated MSN, BSN, BSN to DNP, Clinical Nurse Leader, DNP, Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN, Nursing Administration, RN
    (503) 943-8000

Umpqua Community College

  • 1140 Umpqua College Rd. Roseburg, OR 97470
    Programs: ADN, CNA, RN
    (541) 440-4600

Chemeketa Community College

  • 626 High St. NE Salem, OR 97301
    Programs: ADN, CNA, EMT Paramedic, LPN, RN
    (503) 399-5181

Columbia Gorge Community College

  • 400 East Scenic Drive The Dalles, OR 97058
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Medical Assistant, RN
    (541) 506-6021