Clackamas Community College

Nursing (RN), AAS

Program Code: AAS.NURSING

The Clackamas Community College nursing program, which is approved by the Oregon State Board of Education and the Oregon State Board of Nursing, is also a partner in the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE). OCNE is a coalition of nurse educators and nursing programs across the state. The curriculum in OCNE nursing programs is competency-based and was developed in collaboration with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and other community colleges around the state. The curriculum was created to educate nurses regarding the prevalent health needs of our population: Health Promotion, Chronic Illness Management, Care of the Acutely Ill and End of Life Care. As a part of the consortium, Clackamas Community College nursing program has joined with ten other Oregon community college programs and all campuses of the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in a unique, unified approach to nursing education. In addition, OCNE schools share the same Required Preparatory courses and have comparable application processes for students. For more information on the OCNE curriculum, refer to

Admission into the nursing program is by special application only. The application is a two-step process. Students must submit an application to the Allied Health Admissions Office by the stated deadline. Based upon a point system, qualified applicants will progress to the interview/essay portion of the application process. Acceptance to the nursing program allows for co-admission to Clackamas Community College and Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing.

A criminal background check will be required prior to acceptance into the nursing program. An applicant who has been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense will be evaluated on an individual basis. Certain convictions will automatically exclude an applicant from being accepted into the nursing program. Additional information pertaining to offenses that will deem an applicant as ineligible for the nursing program can be found at:

A physical examination by a licensed healthcare provider, validation of up-to-date immunization, and urine drug screen are also required prior to the start of clinical rotations in the first term of the program. Maintenance of vaccinations (such as influenza) and American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS (CPR) is required throughout all terms of the nursing program. Technical standards related to the ability to perform safe patient care will need to be maintained while in the nursing program.

Disclosure Statement:

Effective February 16th, 2021 the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Clackamas Community College, Harmony Campus in Milwaukie, Oregon is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). This candidacy status expires on February 16th, 2023.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
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