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Nursing

The Nursing Program has made significant changes to the selection points for the February 15, 2019 application deadline. That document can be found at Nursing Selection Points for Fall 2019. Potential applicants with questions regarding the selection points should attend a summer Nursing Program information session with dates/times/places available that can be found at Nursing Program Information Sessions.

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.

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Degree

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Located on the Redwood Campus, RCC's Nursing program is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing. Our program meets the education requirements to qualify to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (the NCLEX-RN) which must be passed to be licensed as a registered nurse.

Students planning to apply to the program should note the following information from the Oregon State Board of Nursing which could impact them after completion of the program:

To decrease the chance of fraud in obtaining licenses from individuals who live overseas and do not intend to work in the US or Oregon, Social Security Numbers will be required (per Oregon Revised Statute 25.785) according to this schedule:

  • Applicants for a new LPN or RN license or CNA certificate: beginning January 1, 2018.
  • Applicants seeking to renew their LPN or RN license or CNA certificate: beginning April 1, 2018.

Refusal to provide your SSN will result in denial of licensure/certification, and the denial will be reported to the National Practitioner Databank.  US work visas (H1B, I-766 or other current federal government form authorizing you to work in the United States) will be accepted.  If you are attending school on an F1 Visa, you will need to provide the OSBN with a copy of the I-94 and I-20 signed by the designated school authority at the time of your application for licensure.

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LPNs who are interested in applying for advanced placement to 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.

Scholarships

Careers

  • According to the State of Oregon Employment Department, the average hourly RN wage in the Rogue Valley in 2017 is $40.08 and the average annual salary is $83,373.
  • National Bureau of Labor Statistics

Department chair:
Linda Wagner
E-mail: Melissa Weast, Administrative Assistant
Telephone: 541-956-7308