Nov 29, 2021  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, AAS

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Total Program Credits: 90

Total Program Prerequisites: 45 credits

Estimated Program Length: Two years

Offered by the Health Professions  Division 541.463.5617

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements  

Program Director Maggie McHugh, 541.463.5753

Dean Grant Matthews

Purpose 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.

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.

  • Bases personal and professional actions on a set of shared core nursing values.
  • Develops insight through reflection, self-analysis and self-care.
  • Engages in intentional learning.
  • Demonstrates leadership in nursing and healthcare.
  • Collaborates as part of a health care team.
  • Utilizes and contributes to the broader health care system.
  • Practices relationship-centered care.
  • Communicates effectively.
  • Makes sound clinical judgments.
  • Uses the best available evidence.

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 & 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.

Admission Information Program website:

Information on criminal background checks and disqualifying crimes can be found at the Oregon State Board of Nursing at:

Advising For assistance with meeting application or program requirements contact Health Professions Advising in Building 30 at the Information Desk or in Building 1, Room 103 or E-mail with your specific questions.

Cooperative Education (Co-op) Co-op internships may be taken as an optional elective any of the last four terms of the program. Contact Tricia Tully, (Cooperative Education Coordinator for Nursing),

Job Openings and Wages Projected through 2022

Career Pathways Roadmap

Lane County openings - 194 annually
Statewide openings 2,264 annually

Lane County average hourly - $43.06 average annual - $89,553
Oregon average hourly - $43.34 average annual - $90,145

Estimated Program Cost 

Books   $1,400
Certification, Licensure, Exams, Physicals   $248
Computers/Internet Service   $1,300
Differential Fees*   $13,600
Program Specific Fees   $3,811
Resident Tuition and General Student Fees   $9,642
  Total Estimated Cost $30,001

*This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program. These fees and other course fees may change during the year. See the online credit class schedule for fees assigned to courses.

As an accepted PN to RN Bridge Student you will not have the 1st Yr RN costs, but will have approximately $5,918 for your Patho, Pharm & Bridge courses and costs associated with these courses.

Program Notes

  • Prerequisites are required for some courses. See Courses . Be aware that some prerequisite courses for the nursing program may have individual prerequisite requirements as well.
  • Other immunizations, drug testing, criminal background check required. Information relating to criminal background checks and disqualifying crimes can be found at the Oregon State Board of Nursing:
  • 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.
  • If math is taken in the self-paced format through the Math Resource Center, then all credits must be completed to meet the math requirement.
  • 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 classes.
  • LPN to RN Bridge students may take NRS 115 - LPN Transition to OCNE  (6 credits) in place of NRS 112A   and NRS 112B . NRS 115 will be offered in Spring term only to LPN Bridge students.

Program Prerequisites

PREREQUISITES must be completed with a letter grade of C or better. P/NP not accepted. 

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 Natural Science. Work with your academic advisor to determine courses to take

Program Core Courses

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. NRS 110A  meets the Human Relations requirement and cannot be substituted.


ELECTIVES must be completed with a letter grade of C or better. P/NP not accepted. 

Take electives as needed to complete 90 credits for the Nursing AAS. Work with an advisor to determine whether additional electives are needed. 


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