Whether you're launching your nursing career or continuing your education, Chemeketa's premier Nursing program offers a "career ladder" approach to achieving your educational goals. Nursing Student Success Rates for 2014-2016
Effective September 1, 2015, the State of Oregon implemented an electronic process for obtaining fingerprints. The fingerprinting fee is now $64.50 for applying for a license/certification through the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
Our Basic Nursing Assistant Program is an Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) approved program that consists of 80 hours of classroom and lab skills demonstration, and 75 hours of clinical practice in a Skilled Nursing Facility.
Chemeketa's Nursing program prepares students to graduate with an Associate of Science Degree and sit for the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Successfully passing this exam allows the graduate to become a licensed registered nurse.
Chemeketa periodically offers specialized courses to help registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurses and other health care personnel keep abreast of current knowledge and new developments in nursing. Non-credit basic nursing assistant courses approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing are also available. For more information about courses contact the Nursing office at 503.399.5058.
Pre-Nursing Workshops (free but advance sign up requested) - Provides information on required prerequisite courses, financial aid, how to apply to the program and what to expect as a nursing student once accepted into the program. Current students can register using their my.chemeketa.edu account. If not a current student, you will register at the workshop. To attend one of these sessions, please see the Nursing Workshop Flyer Fall 2017
The Nursing Program is replacing the nursing essay with a pre-nursing test as part of the Fall 2018 application process.
Chemeketa's Nursing Program is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). ACEN may be contacted for information about the program's accreditation status, tuition, fees and length. The address for ACEN is: 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone number is: 404.975.5000. The website is: www.acenursing.org.
Enrollment in the program is limited, and the application period comes early -- several months before classes actually begin. These dates are updated yearly and are provided in the application information on this website.
If you are considering Chemeketa's Nursing program, we strongly recommend you contact Counseling and Advising at 503.399.5120 for assistance with details.
For more information call the Health Sciences Department at 503.399.5058.