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Nursing Course Sequences

See the classes you should take each term to complete the Nursing degree.

Nursing Degree Course Sequence

Getting Started

The first step is to take part in an assessment process, which includes taking the college's free placement test. You might need to complete program entry requirements reflected below. Fees are an estimated cost and subject to change. Failure to be assessed may delay your entry into program courses.

Entry Requirements
CourseTitleCredit Hours
CIS101 Computing Concepts 3 or
CIS120  Digital Literacy 4 or
  Higher CIS course, with CIS101 as a prerequisite  
MTH095 Intermediate Algebra 4

You may earn a certificate by successfully completing the required 60 credit hours with a grade of “C” or better in all courses. You must earn grades of “C” or better in all required courses in order to progress to the next term. Completion of this level qualifies you to apply to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-PN) to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN).

Be sure to review the catalog for important information about program outcomes and other details not found in this listing.

See course descriptions for more information about your classes.

Prerequisites
CourseTitleCredit Hours
BI231 Human Anatomy and Physiology* 4
BI232 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
BI233 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
PSY201 Psychology: Mind and Body† 4
PSY237 Life Span Development 4
WR121 Academic Composition+‡ 4
  General Education elective 4
  Additional elective**  

Practical Nursing Certificate

Core Practical Nursing Course Sequence
TermCourseTitleCredit Hours
1 NUR106 Fundamentals of Nursing 9
2 NUR108 Acute and Chronic Condition 1 1o
3 NUR109 Acute and Chronic Condition 2 10

*CH110 is a prerequisite for BI231.

**Additional elective: Any course of at least three credits and with a course number of 100 or above chosen from one of the following academic areas –

ART, ASL, ATH, BI, CH, CLA, COMM, CIS, CS, ENL, ENG, FA, FR, GE, GEG, GEO, GS, HDF, HE, HOR, HPE, HST, HUM, JNL, JPN, MTH, MUS, NFM, OC, PE, PH, PHL, PS, PSY, RD, REL, RUS, SOC, SPN, SSC, SSP, WR, WS

†The following options may be used to fulfill the Psychology requirement –

Psychology Requirement Options
CompletionCourseCredit Hours
Pre-Summer Term 2010 PSY201 3
Pre-Summer Term 2010 PSY202 3

‡The following options may be used to fulfill this Writing course requirement –

Writing Requirement Options
CompletionCourseCredit Hours
Pre-Summer Term 2010  WR121 3
Pre-Summer Term 2010 WR122 3
Pre-Summer Term 2010 WR123 3
Pre-Summer Term 2010 WR227 3

Nursing Degree

Nursing Program Prerequisites
CourseTitleCredit Hours
BI231 Human Anatomy and Physiology* 4
BI232 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
BI233 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
CIS101 Computing Concepts** 3
MTH095 Intermediate Algebra (or higher 4
PSY201 Psychology: Mind and Body† 4
PSY237 Life Span Development 4
WR121 Academic Composition‡ 4
  General Education elective 4
  Additional elective** 3

 

Core Nursing Courses
TermCourseTitleCredit Hours
1 NUR106 Fundamentals of Nursing 9
2 NUR108 Acute and Chronic Condition 1 10
3 NUR109 Acute and Chronic Condition 2 10
4 NUR206 Complex Health Problems 11
5 NUR208 Care in Urgent and Community Settings 10
6 NUR209 Entry into Practice 8

*CH110 is a prerequisite for BI231.

**Or CIS120 or higher CIS course with CIS101 as a prerequisite.

***Additional elective: Any course of at least three credits and with a course number of 100 or above chosen from one of the following academic areas –

ART, ASL, ATH, BI, CH, CLA, COMM, CIS, CS, ENL, ENG, FA, FR, GE, GEG, GEO, GS, HDF, HE, HOR, HPE, HST, HUM, JNL, JPN, MTH, MUS, NFM, OC, PE, PH, PHL, PS, PSY, RD, REL, RUS, SOC, SPN, SSC, SSP, WR, WS

†The following options may be used to fulfill the Psychology requirement –

Psychology Requirement Options
CompletionCourseCredit Hours
Pre-Summer Term 2010 PSY201 3
Pre-Summer Term 2010 PSY202 3

‡The following options may be used to fulfill this Writing course requirement –

Writing Requirement Options
CompletionCourseCredit Hours
Pre-Summer Term 2010  WR121 3
Pre-Summer Term 2010 WR122 3
Pre-Summer Term 2010 WR123 3
Pre-Summer Term 2010 WR227 3

Note: The number of clock hours required for the above courses is higher than the number of credit hours. Details about clock hours for each course may be found in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. Nursing courses are comprised of a combination of classroom and clinical hours with each classroom credit hour equal to one clock hour per week and each clinical credit hour equal to three clock hours per week. Preparation time for class and clinical experiences is outside the clock hours required for each course.

Specialized Courses

The college periodically offers specialized courses to help registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and other health-care personnel keep abreast of current knowledge and new developments in nursing. A non-credit basic nursing assistant course approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing is also available. For more information about courses, contact the nursing office, 503.399.5058.

You may be interested in our Cooperative Work Experience program, which allows you to earn college credit for work related to your program. With the approval of the program chair, you may enroll in NUR280C-D Cooperative Work Experience and earn college credit hours. For more information, look under Cooperative Work Experience in the catalog index.