Mar 23, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog

Nursing, AAS

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Program Length: 90 credits

Program Prerequisites: 45 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost for Program: $35,408

  • Resident Tuition: $11,925*
  • Technology Fees: $1,170
  • General Student Fees: $813** 
  • Online Course Fee:  (if applicable)
  • Books / Course Materials: $1,100 (Some courses use Open Educational Resources (OER), which are free or low-cost materials.)
  • Program Specific Fees: $3,535 (certifications-licensure-exams, health insurance, application fee, background check, drug/alcohol screening, CPR, Kaplan/DocuCare/ELNEC learning modules, and American Data Bank account)
  • Other Cost / Expenses: $1,995*** (nursing kit, uniforms/stethoscope/shoes, uniform laundry, ID badge, computer)
  • Differential Fees: $14,870****

Estimated Cost for Prerequisites: $6,954

  • Resident Tuition: $5,963*
  • Technology Fees: $585
  • General Student Fees: $407** 
  • Online Course Fee: (if applicable)

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at

Resident tuition is based on all program requirements (general education, core, directed electives). Any prerequisites required prior to the entry of the program will be listed separately.

** General Student fees are paid once each term, depending on whether you are taking classes on Main Campus, or at one of the outreach centers or by distance learning. 

*** Any special info about program costs or expenses.

**** This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program.

Program Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is to prepare the graduate to practice as an associate degree registered nurse, to be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)-RN. Acceptance to the program allows for co-admission to Lane Community College and Oregon Health Sciences University nursing programs for completion of a BSN degree.

Learning Outcomes: Nursing care competencies recognize that a competent nurse provides safe care across the lifespan directed toward the goals of helping clients (individuals, families or communities) promote health, recover from acute illness and/or manage a chronic illness and support a peaceful and comfortable death. As a member of the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education the Lane Nursing curriculum supports the following nursing competencies.

Students who complete this program will be able to:

PLO 1 - Patient-centered Care: Incorporate novice level management skills while providing patient-centered care
PLO 2 - Quality and Safety: Execute nursing care that minimize risk or harm to patients, self, and others, and use data to monitor outcomes of patient-centered care
PLO 3 - Clinical Decision-Making: Formulate clinical judgments when providing nursing care based on current evidence, clinical expertise, and patient preferences, needs and values
PLO 4 - Professionalism: Execute nursing care that reflects integrity, accountability, and legal and ethical practice while modeling the professional roles of coordinator-of-care, educator, advocate and leader
PLO 5 - Informatics and Technology: Execute nursing care using current technology and patient information to maximize safety and optimize health
PLO 6 - Teamwork and Collaboration: Communicate effectively and collaboratively in a self-directed manner with patients, families and members of the healthcare team

Admission Information

For information about the Nursing program, available options, and application packet, please see the following:

Drug testing, criminal background check, and immunizations are required.

Program Requirements

Program Prerequisites

Program Prerequisites must be completed with a letter grade of C or better. P/NP is not accepted.
Completion of all prerequisites (45 credits) with a continuing GPA of 3.00 or higher by the end of Summer term in the year of acceptance is required for Fall entry.

Required Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites required for the Nursing program.

Recommended Prerequisites

Students are encouraged to take approved electives to enhance their application and prepare to pursue a BSN. Courses can be taken from Arts and Letters, Social Science and Science/Math/Computer Science. Work with your Academic Advisor to determine courses to take.

Program Core Courses

Program Core courses must be completed with a letter grade of C or better. P/NP is not accepted. Clinical Labs are only offered P/NP and must be completed with a Pass. In order to receive a passing grade in clinicals, students must complete course work at a C grade level or higher. NRS 110A  and NRS 115  meet the Human Relations requirement and cannot be substituted.


Approved Electives must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted. Take electives as needed to complete 90 credits for the Nursing AAS. Work with an Academic Advisor to determine if additional electives are needed. 

Can use any 100- or 200-level courses offered by Lane from the following subject areas. Students may also transfer in equivalent 300- to 400- level courses to meet these requirements.

  • Arts & Humanities -
    • ART 111, Art History, Communications, Effective Learning (when not taken as part of a developmental writing class), English, Film Arts, Foreign Language, Humanities, Literature, Journalism, Music (non-performance), Philosophy, Religion, Theater Arts (non-performance), Writing (WR 123 or higher)
  • Social Sciences -
    • Anthropology, BA 101, CJA 200, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Geography, History, Philosophy, Human Development (HD prefix, not HDFS), Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women’s Studies
  • Science, Math, Computer Science
    • Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science (CS prefix, not CIS), CJA 214, Engineering, General Science, Geology, Mathematics 100+ level (MTH 243 Statistics for extra points on the application), Physical Science, Physics, Zoology


  1. Studio and performing art courses are not accepted as Approved Electives
  2.  Career-technical education (CTE) courses are not accepted as Approved Electives. See Course Types by Prefix  for a list of CTE courses.
  3. HP/HO 100 Medical Terminology and Health courses are not accepted as Approved Electives. However, HP/HO 100 Medical Terminology is worth extra points on the application
  4. Graduate (500-600) level courses are not accepted as Approved Electives


  • This program follows Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements  unless otherwise specified.
  • BI 233  and BI 234  course must have been completed within 7 years prior to starting the nursing program.
  • Students must be enrolled in the Nursing Program to register for any NRS courses.
  • Cooperative Education: Co-op internships may be taken as an optional elective any of the last four terms of the program. Contact the Cooperative Education Coordinator for Nursing.

Licensing and Certification

Nursing Approval: Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) 27938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd, Portland, OR, 971.673.0685, Lane is a member of the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE) and offers a competency-based curriculum. OCNE is a partnership of Oregon nursing programs dedicated to educating future nurses. Faculty from eleven community colleges and six university campuses created - and continue to develop – a shared curriculum taught on all consortium campuses.

Licensing and Certification: Successful graduates will be awarded an Associate Degree in Nursing and be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination-RN (NCLEX_RN) which confers licensure as a registered nurse.

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