Oct 06, 2022  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, AAS

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Program Length: Two years, 90 credits

Program Prerequisites: 45 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $32,897

  • Books - $1,400
  • Certification, Licensure, Exams, Physicals - $248
  • Computers/Internet Service - $1,300
  • *Differential Fees* - $13,940
  • Program-Specific Fees - $3,811
  • Resident Tuition and General Student Fees - $12,198

Course tuition and fees may change during the year. Learn more and view updated tuition and fee information at www.lanecc.edu/esfs/credit-tuition. *This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program. Tuition and fee estimates are based on the prior academic year's rates.

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.

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:

  • Base personal and professional actions on a set of shared core nursing values
  • Develop insight through reflection, self-analysis and self-care
  • Engage in intentional learning
  • Demonstrate leadership in nursing and healthcare
  • Collaborate as part of a health care team
  • Utilize and contributes to the broader health care system
  • Practice relationship-centered care
  • Communicate effectively
  • Make sound clinical judgments
  • Use the best available evidence

Admission Information

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

Drug testing, criminal back-ground check and immunizations required. Consult lanecc.edu/hp/nursing/licensed-practical-nursing. Information on criminal background checks and disqualifying crimes can be found at the Oregon Board of Nursing at: https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/displayDivisionRules.action?selectedDivision=3929

Program Requirements

Program Prerequisites

Program Prerequisites must be completed with a letter grade of C or better. P/NP is 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

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.


Program 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. 



  • This program follows Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements  unless otherwise specified.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cooperative Education: 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), tullyt@lanecc.edu.

Licensing and Certification

Nursing Approval: Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) 27938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd, Portland, OR, 971.673.0685, oregon.gov/OSBN. 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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