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The associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) is the most common licensure pathway for registered nurses (RNs). Because of its short duration, flexible schedule, small class size, and attractive career prospects, the ADN is a highly sought-after degree in Oregon.

ADN program overview
The ADN program requires two years of full-time study and culminates with successful passing of the NCLEX-RN national licensure exam. Candidates study important subjects like anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, health promotion, and the social sciences. The ADN curriculum is rigorous: in addition to 10 to 18 hours of class per week, students spend time in a nursing skills laboratory and at clinical practice sites. They must also complete weekly tutorials and essays. Some schools offer evening classes to accommodate working students with existing job (and family) commitments.

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Career outlook for registered nurses
The ADN program is intense and demanding, but it provides numerous employment opportunities. Oregon’s RNs earn very attractive pay, typically between $65,000 and $95,000 annually. They are also recognized for their clinical knowledge, patient care management, teaching, and leadership – skills which open doors beyond the medical arena.

Oregon’s ADN programs
Oregon has over 15 accredited nursing schools with a state-approved ADN program. Most are offered by the state’s network of community colleges, including Portland Community College, Chemeketa Community College in Salem, and Lane Community College in Eugene. Some schools offer direct non-competitive admission to BSN programs at universities.

Interested in the fastest path to RN licensure? We’ve provided below a complete list of Oregon’s ADN programs, including students’ recent NCLEX test scores where available.

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Eugene

Lane Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 95.9% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Lane Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 95.9% 2008 to 2012

Portland

Mt. Hood Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 96.3% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Clackamas Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 94.2% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Portland Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 91.1% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Sumner College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Mt. Hood Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 96.3% 2008 to 2012
Clackamas Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 94.2% 2008 to 2012
Portland Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 91.1% 2008 to 2012
Sumner College
Associate's Degree in Nursing

Salem

Chemeketa Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 95.4% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Chemeketa Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 95.4% 2008 to 2012

Other Oregon cities

Clatsop Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Columbia Gorge Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Treasure Valley Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 97.6% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Rogue Community College - Grants Pass
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 95.2% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Central Oregon Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 94.6% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Linn-Benton Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 93.1% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Blue Mountain Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 93.0% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Umpqua Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 89.9% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Southwestern Oregon Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 89.6% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Oregon Coast Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 86.5% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Clatsop Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 100.0% 2008 to 2012
Columbia Gorge Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 100.0% 2008 to 2012
Treasure Valley Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 97.6% 2008 to 2012
Rogue Community College - Grants Pass
Associate's Degree in Nursing 95.2% 2008 to 2012
Central Oregon Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 94.6% 2008 to 2012
Linn-Benton Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 93.1% 2008 to 2012
Blue Mountain Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 93.0% 2008 to 2012
Umpqua Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 89.9% 2008 to 2012
Southwestern Oregon Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 89.6% 2008 to 2012
Oregon Coast Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 86.5% 2008 to 2012