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Public post-secondary institutions are funded and operated by the local state government. Residents therefore pay subsidized tuition fees to attend a public college or university. In addition to affordable tuition, state schools provide access to a large network of resources and a broad variety of program offerings.

Public universities in Oregon
Oregon Health & Science University is one of Oregon’s largest public universities. It is known for its excellent medical, nursing, and dental divisions. OHSU offers at least 15 distinct nursing programs. Its bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program has both traditional and accelerated prelicensure tracks. The school’s master of science in nursing (MSN) program offers specializations in nursing anesthesia, family practice nursing, nursing midwifery, psychiatric nursing, and nursing education. OHSU also offers the coveted doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree. Four of Oregon’s other public universities offer the BSN program as part of the OHSU network: Southern Oregon University, Western Oregon University, Eastern Oregon University, and Oregon Institute of Technology.

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Public community colleges in Oregon
Over 15 of Oregon’s public community colleges offer accredited nursing programs. Community colleges focus their nursing education on two programs: a certificate for aspiring licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) for aspiring registered nurses (RNs). Thanks to the low tuition and short duration of both programs, students can forge a rapid entry into the healthcare industry.

Public nursing education is both cost-effective and high-quality, preparing graduates for a successful career in Oregon’s expanding healthcare industry. To help you get started, we have compiled below a detailed list of the state’s public nursing schools.

Featured Schools

Eugene

Lane Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School City Programs offered
Lane Community College Eugene
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing

Portland

Clackamas Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Mt. Hood Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Perioperative Nursing for the RN
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Oregon Health & Science University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse-Midwifery
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • MSN: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Nursing in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nurse-Midwifery
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Portland Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
School City Programs offered
Clackamas Community College Oregon City
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Mt. Hood Community College Gresham
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Perioperative Nursing for the RN
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Oregon Health & Science University Portland
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse-Midwifery
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • MSN: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Nursing in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nurse-Midwifery
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Portland Community College Portland
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing

Salem

Chemeketa Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Oregon Health & Science University at Western Oregon University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
School City Programs offered
Chemeketa Community College Salem
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Oregon Health & Science University at Western Oregon University Monmouth
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Other Oregon cities

Blue Mountain Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Central Oregon Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Clatsop Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Columbia Gorge Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Klamath Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Linn-Benton Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Oregon Coast Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Oregon Health & Science University at Eastern Oregon University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Oregon Health & Science University at Oregon Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Oregon Health & Science University at Southern Oregon University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Rogue Community College - Grants Pass
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Rogue Community College - Medford
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Southwestern Oregon Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Treasure Valley Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Umpqua Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School City Programs offered
Blue Mountain Community College Pendleton
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Central Oregon Community College Bend
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Clatsop Community College Astoria
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Columbia Gorge Community College The Dalles
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Klamath Community College Klamath Falls
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Linn-Benton Community College Albany
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Oregon Coast Community College Newport
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Oregon Health & Science University at Eastern Oregon University La Grande
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Oregon Health & Science University at Oregon Institute of Technology Klamath Falls
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Oregon Health & Science University at Southern Oregon University Ashland
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Rogue Community College - Grants Pass Grants Pass
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Rogue Community College - Medford Medford
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Southwestern Oregon Community College Coos Bay
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Treasure Valley Community College Ontario
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Umpqua Community College Roseburg
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing