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More than 30 college campuses in Oregon offer accredited nursing programs. Most nursing programs focus on prelicensure education for one of three key roles: certified nursing assistant (CNA), licensed practical nurse (LPN), or registered nurse (RN).

Certified nursing assistant
Aspiring CNAs must complete a 10- to 12-week certificate program that covers the critical aspects of day-to-day patient care, including bathing, dressing, and feeding patients. Several of Oregon’s community colleges offer this brief training course, including Klamath Community College and Oregon Coast Community College. For their skills and service, Oregon’s CNAs earn roughly $27,000 per year; the top quartile earn well over $30,000.

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Licensed practical nurse
Aspiring LPNs must complete a lengthier certificate program, typically requiring 12 to 18 months of fulltime study. Graduates can seek employment at hospitals, clinics, outpatient care centers, and rehabilitation centers throughout the state. Oregon’s major nursing employers include Oregon Health and Science University Hospital, Providence Portland Medical Center, and Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center. LPNs in Oregon typically earn between $42,000 and $55,000 annually.

Registered nurse
Aspiring RNs can pursue one of two education pathways in Oregon: the associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) or the bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). The two-year ADN program is offered at over 15 schools across the state; the vast majority are public community colleges. This program provides nurses with confidence and experience in healthcare provision, ethical decision-making, and leadership. The four-year BSN program is offered at ten Oregon schools, including five schools within the Oregon Health and Science University network. This program covers a broader range of nursing science and research topics, and it prepares the candidate for managerial positions and future graduate study. Oregon’s RNs earn a robust $80,000 annually; those with BSN degrees frequently earn top-quartile pay of $92,000 per year and above.

For more information about local nursing programs, please browse our detailed list below of Oregon’s accredited nursing schools.

Featured Schools

Eugene

Lane Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Northwest Christian University
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Pioneer Pacific College - Springfield
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School City Programs offered
Lane Community College Eugene
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Northwest Christian University Eugene
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Pioneer Pacific College - Springfield Springfield
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing

Portland

Clackamas Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Concorde Career College - Portland
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Concordia University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
George Fox University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Linfield College
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science 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
Pioneer Pacific College - Wilsonville
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Portland Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Sumner College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
University of Portland
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
Walla Walla University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
School City Programs offered
Clackamas Community College Oregon City
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Concorde Career College - Portland Portland
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Concordia University Portland
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
George Fox University Newberg
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Linfield College McMinnville
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing Portland
  • Bachelor of Science 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
Pioneer Pacific College - Wilsonville Wilsonville
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Portland Community College Portland
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Sumner College Portland
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
University of Portland Portland
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
Walla Walla University Portland
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program

Salem

Chemeketa Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Institute of Technology
  • 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
Institute of Technology Salem
  • 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
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