Nursing demands a high level of integrity, ethical behavior, and emotional stability. Registered nurses monitor their patients' conditions, administer medications and treatments prescribed by a physician or nurse practitioner, and work with the physician and other members of the health care team. Nurses also direct and supervise nursing support personnel. In large hospitals, nurses typically work on medical or post-surgical units, or in a certain area such as surgery or intensive care. They may also work with special groups of patients including children, the elderly, or persons with disabilities.
Program and Student Information
Located on the Redwood Campus, RCC's Nursing program is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing. Our program meets the education requirements for individuals wishing to become registered nurses, and qualify to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses, which is a requirement for practice.
LPN Advanced Placement to RN Program
LPNs who are interested in applying to the second year of the Rogue Community College Nursing Program should call 541-956-7308 to make an appointment with Linda Wagner, Nursing Department Chair. Please indicate that you are an LPN inquiring about advanced placement.
- According to the State of Oregon Employment Department, the average hourly RN wage in the Rogue Valley in 2015 is $37.33 and the average annual salary is $77,647.
- National Bureau of Labor Statistics