We've organized a comprehensive list of Oregon nursing schools. Below you'll find information on specific nursing programs such as LPN certificates and ADN, BSN, and MSN degrees. You'll also find a profile of nursing education and careers in each major Oregon city.

Oregon is home to a number of universities, colleges, and vocational schools at both the public and private level. Four-year colleges and universities offer a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN), master of science in nursing (MSN), and/or doctor of nursing practice (DNP) for aspiring registered nurses (RNs). Two-year community colleges and vocational schools offer certificates for certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs), as well as an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) for aspiring RNs.

Although it can be pricey, a degree or certificate in nursing is an extremely worthwhile expense. Students of Oregon’s nursing schools should budget for several significant costs, including tuition, books, clinical supplies, living expenses, and transport. If the student is not a local resident, room and board must also be budgeted. Fortunately, Oregon’s nursing schools offer high-caliber programs that prepare students for success in the state’s rapidly changing healthcare industry.

The investment

Oregon is home to a dozen private institutes, colleges, and universities that offer accredited nursing programs. These private schools can be either non-profit organizations, like University of Portland and Linfield College, or for-profit entities, like Pioneer Pacific College and ITT Technical Institute. Both types of private schools tend to charge higher tuition than their public counterparts.

Oregon’s community colleges award certificates, diplomas, and associate’s degrees in a variety of fields. One of the most popular career fields is nursing, with well over 40,000 practicing nurses across the state. Community colleges focus their nursing education on two roles: licensed practical nurse (LPN) and registered nurse (RN).

Licensed practical nursing programs