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LPN to RN Programs in Oregon

The Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE) is a partnership of eleven community colleges and six campuses of the OSHU school of nursing.  This consortium allows for a shared curriculum based on competencies.  One of the major goals is articulation between associates degrees and baccalaureate degrees; this means promoting education for LPNs to advance their degrees at the community college level and beyond.

 

Oregon RN Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Exams

After a candidate has completed the degree requirements, he/she will have the dean or director to sign the appropriate form to verify identity. A Passport-type photograph will be required. Official transcripts will need to be sent to the Board. The candidate must also complete the verification form that is found in the application along with the correct fingerprint card to a fingerprinting facility. That candidate will pay the Oregon State Board of Nurses $52 to process a background check and $160 for the application fee. From here, the candidate will register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX exam and pay the $200 fee. When, and only when, the candidate receives authorization to test (ATT) he/she can schedule the test at the most convenient center. Candidates who do not pass the NCLEX on the first attempt will have to apply to retake and pay an additional $25 fee to the Oregon State Board.

RN Licensure by Endorsement

Candidates who obtained licensure in one of the other fifty states can apply for licensure in Oregon by endorsement. This application is online. Candidates must submit license verification from the first state of licensure as well as the most recent one. Registered nurses applying by endorsement will be responsible for a $195 fee as well as $52 for fingerprint processing. Nurses who are not currently practicing will be required to complete a reentry course.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Nurses who completed a program outside of the U.S. jurisdiction will need to obtain a CGFNS certificate or VisaScreen. If the nursing program was not in English, candidates will be required to pass an English proficiency exam. Fees for internationally educated nurses vary.

Total Schools: 16

Ranked Schools: 16

Ranked: 1 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 51100.00%

ITT Technical Institute-Portland

9500 NE Cascades Parkway, Portland, OR - 97220 (503) 255-6500
Campus: Portland, OR
Net Price: $23,627.00
Enrollment: 605
Loan Default Rate: $22.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $10.83%
Graduation Rate: 25.20%
Median Borrowing: 23,217.00%
Median Payment: 242.41%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 2 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.896197.92%

Clatsop Community College

1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, OR - 97103 (503) 325-0910

Clatsop Community College is located in Astoria, Oregon.  They currently offer an ADN program.  Effective as of Fall 2016, they no longer offer an LPN program and are subsequently no longer offering advanced placement for their RN program.

Campus: Astoria, OR
Net Price: $6,804.00
Enrollment: 1,069
Transfer Out Rate: 5.30%
Loan Default Rate: $22.90
Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-17.29%
Graduation Rate: 24.60%
Median Borrowing: 7,834.00%
Median Payment: 81.80%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 3 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.8555197.11%

Chemeketa Community College

4000 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, OR - 97305 (503) 399-5000

Chemeketa Community College is located in Salem, Oregon.  Their program is a ladder program, where first the student earns their LPN and then their RN degree.  They also have an LPN to RN entry option, should a spot open up in the program for an eligible LPN.  They also have inter-institutional agreements with Oregon Health Sciences University, University of Wisconsin at Green Bay and Linfield College for students seeking RN to BSN programs.

Campus: Salem, OR
Net Price: $7,165.00
Enrollment: 12,111
Transfer Out Rate: 24.80%
Loan Default Rate: $21.90
Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-13.06%
Graduation Rate: 12.00%
Median Borrowing: 9,000.00%
Median Payment: 93.97%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 4 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.7655195.31%

Central Oregon Community College

2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR - 97701 (541) 383-7500

Central Oregon Community College is located in Bend, Oregon.  COCC offers ADN program.  Their program is a career ladder program, with an exit point that at the Practical Nurse (PN) and Registered Nurse (RN) levels.  Their program is highly competitive.

Campus: Bend, OR
Net Price: $8,691.00
Enrollment: 6,760
Transfer Out Rate: 21.40%
Loan Default Rate: $23.90
Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $7.71%
Graduation Rate: 17.50%
Median Borrowing: 11,066.00%
Median Payment: 115.54%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 5 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.722194.44%

Columbia Gorge Community College

400 E Scenic Dr, The Dalles, OR - 97058 (541) 506-6000

Columbia Gorge Community College is located in The Dalles, Oregon.  CGCC’s nursing program is a career ladder program, meaning that the student first earns their LPN and subsequently their RN.  The student may choose to opt out of the RN portion after they earn their LPN if they so choose.

Campus: The Dalles, OR
Net Price: $7,919.00
Enrollment: 974
Transfer Out Rate: 50.00%
Loan Default Rate: $16.50
Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-5.37%
Graduation Rate: 41.10%
Median Borrowing: 7,062.00%
Median Payment: 73.74%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 6 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.7135194.27%

Linn-Benton Community College

6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, OR - 97321 (541) 917-4999

Linn-Benton Community College is located in Albany, Oregon.  They have an ADN program.  LPNs may be accepted for advanced placement, on a space available basis.  Linn-Benton Community College does have articulation agreements with Oregon Health Sciences University and Linfield College for students to enroll in to complete their BSN after graduation.

Campus: Albany, OR
Net Price: $8,444.00
Enrollment: 5,617
Transfer Out Rate: 16.20%
Loan Default Rate: $20.00
Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $21.18%
Graduation Rate: 16.00%
Median Borrowing: 8,226.00%
Median Payment: 85.89%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 7 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.6575193.15%

Mt. Hood Community College

26000 SE Stark St, Gresham, OR - 97030 (503) 491-6422

Mt. Hood Community College is located in Gresham, Oregon.  They offer an ADN program.  They also accept LPNs into the third quarter of the program, contingent on their being space available.  MTCC is a partner in the Oregon Corsortium for Nursing Education (OCNE), which means that students may have co-admission to MTCC and Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing.

Campus: Gresham, OR
Net Price: $10,312.00
Enrollment: 9,393
Transfer Out Rate: 30.30%
Loan Default Rate: $22.00
Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $38.27%
Graduation Rate: 17.70%
Median Borrowing: 6,334.00%
Median Payment: 66.13%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 8 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.6545193.09%

Lane Community College

4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene, OR - 97405-0640 (541) 463-3000

Lane Community College is located in Eugene, Oregon.  They offer an LPN certificate, an ADN degree and an LPN to RN bridge option.  The bridge option allows LPNs to enter the into the second year of the ADN program.

Campus: Eugene, OR
Net Price: $8,505.00
Enrollment: 11,002
Transfer Out Rate: 12.80%
Loan Default Rate: $30.20
Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $9.71%
Graduation Rate: 9.70%
Median Borrowing: 11,834.00%
Median Payment: 123.56%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 9 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.6415192.83%

Clackamas Community College

19600 Molalla Ave, Oregon City, OR - 97045-8980 (503) 594-6000

Clackamas Community College is located in Eugene, Oregon.  CCC offers an ADN degree.  CCC opened in 1966 and has evolved into a school with 3 campuses and more than 38,000 students, with over 1,300 classes taught each term.

Campus: Oregon City, OR
Net Price: $3,553.00
Enrollment: 7,368
Transfer Out Rate: 32.80%
Loan Default Rate: $18.70
Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-5.63%
Graduation Rate: 12.50%
Median Borrowing: 7,334.00%
Median Payment: 76.58%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 10 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.594191.88%

Treasure Valley Community College

650 College Blvd, Ontario, OR - 97914 (541) 881-8822

Treasure Valley Community College is located in Ontario, Oregon.  Their offer an ADN  program.  Admission into their program is based on a points system; students with healthcare experience, such as LPNs, paramedics, and nurses aides, can earn more points based on the number of hours they have practiced nursing.

Campus: Ontario, OR
Net Price: $9,111.00
Enrollment: 2,443
Loan Default Rate: $32.20
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $24.04%
Graduation Rate: 18.00%
Median Borrowing: 9,312.00%
Median Payment: 97.23%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 11 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.587191.74%

Portland Community College

12000 SW 49th Avenue, Portland, OR - 97219-7132 (971) 722-6111

Portland Community College is located in Portland, Oregon.  PCC offers an ADN program that is highly competitive; they receive anywhere from 500 to 800 applications per year, when they have approximately 80 spots in their program.  Entrance is based on a points system and students can earn more points based on prior healthcare experience, such as working as an LPN or a paramedic.

Campus: Portland, OR
Net Price: $7,595.00
Enrollment: 32,411
Transfer Out Rate: 14.80%
Loan Default Rate: $16.50
Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-4.93%
Graduation Rate: 19.20%
Median Borrowing: 9,467.00%
Median Payment: 98.85%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 12 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.5835191.67%

Rogue Community College

3345 Redwood Hwy, Grants Pass, OR - 97527-9291 (541) 956-7501

Rogue Community College is locate in Grants Pass, Oregon.  They offer an ADN degree; they also offer an advanced placement option for LPNs for the second year of the nursing program.  In order to be eligible for advanced placement, you must have worked at least 500 hours as an LPN.  The program reserves at least 4 spots for LPNs.

Campus: Grants Pass, OR
Net Price: $9,112.00
Enrollment: 5,530
Transfer Out Rate: 18.40%
Loan Default Rate: $24.60
Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $9.18%
Graduation Rate: 13.80%
Median Borrowing: 12,113.00%
Median Payment: 126.47%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 13 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.549190.98%

Umpqua Community College

1140 College Rd., Roseburg, OR - 97470-0226 (541) 440-4600

Umpqua Community College is located in Roseburg, Oregon.  They offer an ADN degree.  Students may also elect to co-enroll inn Oregon Health Sciences University, meaning that they will attend both schools simultaneously, one for their ADN, the other for their BSN.

Campus: Roseburg, OR
Net Price: $7,997.00
Enrollment: 2,183
Transfer Out Rate: 12.70%
Loan Default Rate: $35.90
Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-21.67%
Graduation Rate: 15.40%
Median Borrowing: 9,257.00%
Median Payment: 96.65%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 14 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.496189.92%

Blue Mountain Community College

2411 NW Carden Ave, Pendleton, OR - 97801 (541) 276-1260
Campus: Pendleton, OR
Net Price: $10,464.00
Enrollment: 1,880
Transfer Out Rate: 18.70%
Loan Default Rate: $28.10
Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $18.71%
Graduation Rate: 20.10%
Median Borrowing: 9,835.00%
Median Payment: 102.69%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 15 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.186183.72%

Oregon Coast Community College

400 SE College Way, Newport, OR - 97366 (541) 265-2283
Campus: Newport, OR
Net Price: $7,347.00
Enrollment: 580
Transfer Out Rate: 16.70%
Loan Default Rate: $22.90
Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $19.72%
Graduation Rate: 29.20%
Median Borrowing: 7,834.00%
Median Payment: 81.80%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 16 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.1525183.05%

Southwestern Oregon Community College

1988 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay, OR - 97420-2193 (541) 888-2525
Campus: Coos Bay, OR
Net Price: $8,876.00
Enrollment: 2,038
Transfer Out Rate: 13.90%
Loan Default Rate: $16.50
Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $19.77%
Graduation Rate: 20.30%
Median Borrowing: 7,724.00%
Median Payment: 80.65%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Data sources come from US Department of Education, various schools, State Boards of Nursing, and the IPEDS system

Continued List of RN Programs in Oregon

LPN to BSN Programs in Oregon

A nurse who attends an RN to BSN program can expect to take classes that encompass more of the humanities and business side of nursing. Classes in communications and policymaking are often incorporated and can lead to courses in management and leadership. Students will be taught how to evaluate subordinates and coworkers, which will include exposure to ethical and social issues. This ensures that nurses are prepared for real-life scenarios. Most baccalaureate programs provide nurses and opportunity to enrich their experience with medical research and clinical trials.

 

Oregon RN Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Exams

After a candidate has completed the degree requirements, he/she will have the dean or director to sign the appropriate form to verify identity. A Passport-type photograph will be required. Official transcripts will need to be sent to the Board. The candidate must also complete the verification form that is found in the application along with the correct fingerprint card to a fingerprinting facility. That candidate will pay the Oregon State Board of Nurses $52 to process a background check and $160 for the application fee. From here, the candidate will register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX exam and pay the $200 fee. When, and only when, the candidate receives authorization to test (ATT) he/she can schedule the test at the most convenient center. Candidates who do not pass the NCLEX on the first attempt will have to apply to retake and pay an additional $25 fee to the Oregon State Board.

RN Licensure by Endorsement

Candidates who obtained licensure in one of the other fifty states can apply for licensure in Oregon by endorsement. This application is online. Candidates must submit license verification from the first state of licensure as well as the most recent one. Registered nurses applying by endorsement will be responsible for a $195 fee as well as $52 for fingerprint processing. Nurses who are not currently practicing will be required to complete a reentry course.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Nurses who completed a program outside of the U.S. jurisdiction will need to obtain a CGFNS certificate or VisaScreen. If the nursing program was not in English, candidates will be required to pass an English proficiency exam. Fees for internationally educated nurses vary.

Total Schools: 6

Ranked Schools: 4

Ranked: 1 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.8515197.03%

George Fox University

414 N Meridian St, Newberg, OR - 97132 (503) 538-8383

George Fox University is located in Newberg, Oregon.  George Fox University is a nationally ranked Christian university.  George Fox offers a BSN program. At this time, they do not offer a separate RN to BSN option.

Campus: Newberg, OR
Net Price: $24,404.00
Enrollment: 2,384
Loan Default Rate: $4.70
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $4.86%
Graduation Rate: 62.30%
Median Borrowing: 20,832.00%
Median Payment: 217.51%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 2 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.7535195.07%

University of Portland

5000 N Willamette Blvd, Portland, OR - 97203-5798 (503) 943-8000

University of Portland is located in Portland, Oregon.  NursingSchoolAlmanac.com has rated University of Portland’s nursing program as #4 in the West and #46 nationally.  They offer a BSN program; at this time, they do not offer an RN to BSN option.

Campus: Portland, OR
Net Price: $30,273.00
Enrollment: 3,494
Loan Default Rate: $1.10
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $11.90%
Graduation Rate: 75.50%
Median Borrowing: 27,000.00%
Median Payment: 281.91%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 3 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.637192.74%

Concordia University-Portland

2811 NE Holman Street, Portland, OR - 97211-6099 (503) 288-9371

Concordia University is located in Portland, Oregon.  They have a BSN program.  Beginning in 2016, they began an accelerated BSN (ABSN) program, allowing students with prior college credits to earn their BSN in 16 months.  A CNA license is required prior to entrance into either BSN program.

Campus: Portland, OR
Net Price: $20,857.00
Enrollment: 1,388
Loan Default Rate: $4.20
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $1.64%
Graduation Rate: 55.50%
Median Borrowing: 20,748.00%
Median Payment: 216.63%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 4 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.421188.42%

Linfield College-School of Nursing

2255 NW Northrup St, Portland, OR - 97210-2932 (503) 413-8481

Linfield College is located in Portland, Oregon.  The Good Samaritan School of Nursing has been providing nursing education since 1892.  It was originally a diploma program, and became a BSN program in 1982.  They offer a BSN program, an accelerated BSN program that can be completed in 15 months and an RN to BSN program, which is offered online.

Campus: Portland, OR
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Data sources come from US Department of Education, various schools, State Boards of Nursing, and the IPEDS system

Continued List of RN Programs in Oregon

Rank (Modified)
University
NCLEX Pass Rate
Based In
Program Accreditation
N/A Oregon Health & Science University N/A Portland, OR ACME, ADA, CCNE, COA, JRCERT, LCME
N/A Linfield College-Adult Degree Program N/A McMinnville, OR ACME, ADA, CCNE, COA, JRCERT, LCME

Oregon RN Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Exams

After a candidate has completed the degree requirements, he/she will have the dean or director to sign the appropriate form to verify identity. A Passport-type photograph will be required. Official transcripts will need to be sent to the Board. The candidate must also complete the verification form that is found in the application along with the correct fingerprint card to a fingerprinting facility. That candidate will pay the Oregon State Board of Nurses $52 to process a background check and $160 for the application fee. From here, the candidate will register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX exam and pay the $200 fee. When, and only when, the candidate receives authorization to test (ATT) he/she can schedule the test at the most convenient center. Candidates who do not pass the NCLEX on the first attempt will have to apply to retake and pay an additional $25 fee to the Oregon State Board.

RN Licensure by Endorsement

Candidates who obtained licensure in one of the other fifty states can apply for licensure in Oregon by endorsement. This application is online. Candidates must submit license verification from the first state of licensure as well as the most recent one. Registered nurses applying by endorsement will be responsible for a $195 fee as well as $52 for fingerprint processing. Nurses who are not currently practicing will be required to complete a reentry course.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Nurses who completed a program outside of the U.S. jurisdiction will need to obtain a CGFNS certificate or VisaScreen. If the nursing program was not in English, candidates will be required to pass an English proficiency exam. Fees for internationally educated nurses vary.

Oregon LPN Jobs by City

Oregon RN Job Outlook

There are many nursing positions that are only available to nurses who have obtained a bachelors degree. Becoming a hospice or home health care nurse are both positions that require higher education. There is a huge demand for nurses in Oregon and the need is expected to increase by 109% by the year 2020. Graduates are likely to choose management and administrative options that allow them to work in a hospital setting with a different role. Graduates may also become charge nurses or hospital administrators.

Oregon Registered Nursing Salaries

The Portland metropolitan area has the highest amount of registered nurses along with the highest hourly mean wage and annual median wage.
Area name Employment Hourly mean wage Annual median wage
Bend, OR 1,620 $39.89 $84,590
Eugene-Springfield, OR 2,980 $38.61 $82,860
Medford, OR 1,790 $37.65 $78,400
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 18,650 $41.08 $86,390
Salem, OR 3,110 $37.43 $75,780
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 1,180 $37.66 $79,920
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area 1,610 $36.98 $77,860
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 960 $35.22 $69,940
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 1,160 $34.64 $72,330
Source: http://www.dol.gov/, 2014 Data