Nursing & Nursing Assistant Programs
Update for LPN to RN requirement:
Students who receive passing scores on the three ACE tests will receive 24 credits in Nursing. Students must complete NUR261 - Transitions into Long Term Care and NUR272 - Pathophysiology for an additional 5 credits. The combined total of 29 credits will be equivalent to credits of the first year nursing courses (NUR106, NUR108 and NUR109).
The Nursing Assistant Training Program is an Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) approved program offered at Chemeketa. It consists of 80 hours of required classroom and lab skills demonstration, and 75 hours of required clinical practice in a Skilled Nursing Facility. We offer both day and evening classes.
This training allows students to obtain employment in many areas of the medical field; such as Assisted Living Facilities (ALF), Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF), Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF), and Hospitals.
The Nursing Program at Chemeketa Community College prepares students to graduate with an Associate of Science Degree and sit for the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses); successfully passing this exam allows the graduate to become a licensed registered nurse. The Nursing Program is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
The Nursing Program provides a "career ladder" format that also qualifies students, after the first year, to test and become licensed practical nurses. The program encourages graduates to continue their educational journey and earn a bachelor's and/or master's degree in nursing. Chemeketa Community College maintains partnerships with several colleges of higher learning, including Linfield College, University of Wisconsin, and Oregon Health Science University (OHSU).
Nursing Workshop Schedule - Salem Campus
- September 12, 2013 6:30pm
- December 3, 2013 6:30pm
- March 4, 2014 6:30pm
Nursing Worshop Schedule - Yamhill Valley Campus
- October 8, 2013 5:30pm
Application Completion Work Sessions -
Sessions provide help completing nursing application for the fall 2014 Nursing Program:
Thursday, December 5, 2013, Salem Campus, Building 8, Room 215, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, Salem Campus,Building 8, Room 215, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Two courses are required for application to the Chemeketa Community College Nursing program: These courses must be completed by the end of winter term (the year of application) with a grade of C or better.
1. BI231 Anatomy and Physiology (completed within seven years).
2. MTH095 Intermediate Algebra (or higher). This requirement cannot be waived by a placement test score.
Note: Chemistry is a prerequisite for BI231. Chemistry, CH110 or 104 or 121 or 221 or successful completion of chemistry proficiency exam are acceptable. A full sequence of chemistry is recommended for students planning to pursue a four-year degree.
Most students spend one or more years in pre-Nursing courses to prepare for applying to the Nursing program. In order to enhance their chance of admission, most students complete the majority of general education and science requirements prior to application.
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 the Nursing program at Chemeketa, we strongly recommend you contact Counseling and Career Services at 503.399.5120 for assistance with details.
The college 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. A 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, 503.399.5058.
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