Nursing and Nursing Assistant Programs

Whether you're launching your nursing career or continuing your education, Chemeketa's premier Nursing program offers a "career ladder" approach to achieving your educational goals.

Nursing Assistant

Our Nursing Assistant Program is an Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) approved program that consists of 80 hours of classroom and lab skills demonstration, and 75 hours of clinical practice in a Skilled Nursing Facility.

Nursing Associate of Applied Science Degree

Chemeketa's Nursing program prepares students to graduate with an Associate of Science Degree and sit for the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Successfully passing this exam allows the graduate to become a licensed registered nurse.

Specialized Courses

Chemeketa 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. 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 at 503.399.5058.

Application for 2015

Application available here - accepted Feb. 9-13, 2015. Due to nursing accreditation standards requirement, the program has eliminated two elective courses from the curriculum. This change will affect all students equally.

Announcements & Important Dates:

  • Jan. 9, 2015- Deadline for transfer students to submit transcripts
  • Feb. 9-13, 2015 - Fall 2015 application submission
  • Pre-Nursing Workshops - To attend please call 503.399.5120
    • December 4, 2014, 6:30-9:00pm, Salem Campus
    • March 3, 2015, 6:30-9:00pm, Salem Campus

Chemeketa's Nursing Program is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
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 Chemeketa's Nursing program, we strongly recommend you contact Counseling and Advising at 503.399.5120 for assistance with details.

For more information call the Nursing staff at 503.399.5058.