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The nursing program at Southwestern is designed to prepare students with entry-level skills needed to assume the role of a Registered Nurse. Students will need to successfully complete the licensure exam at the end of six quarters. Students who have completed an Associate of Applied Science degree would need to complete an additional four quarters to receive a Bachelor’s in Nursing degree.

Nursing Course Descriptions   

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Associate of Applied Science Nursing

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree prepares graduates to become licensed as a Registered Nurse. Successful completion of six quarters qualifies students for meeting the academic requirements to take the NCLEX exam for licensure in the state of Oregon. The license is transferable across the nation. Once admitted, the student is required to take all curriculum courses as they appear in the catalog or before. This is a restricted entry program, and students must submit a separate application along with their college admission application.

Contact Jade Stalcup at 541-888-7443 for further application requirements.

The 2018 Nursing Application is now CLOSED. Please check back in December for the 2019 application materials.

LPN Advanced Placement

LPNs who are interested in applying to the second year of the Southwestern Oregon Community College Nursing Program should call 541-888-7443 to make an appointment with Susan Walker, Director of Nursing. Please indicate that you are an LPN inquiring about advanced placement when you call. Entrance into the program is based on space availability. The application deadline for entry to the second year of the SWOCC Nursing Program beginning Fall 2018 is November 1, 2017.

Nursing Assistant Course Level I Training Program (NA)

This course prepares students to be eligible for certification as outlined by the Oregon State Board of Nursing. Once certified as a Nursing Assistant (CNA), the student will be able to work as a Nursing Assistant in long-term care facilities, home care, hospitals and adult foster homes.

Prerequisites: The Nursing Assistant course is a restricted entry course, requiring pre-application testing, health assessment, immunizations, criminal history background check, drug screening, and eLearning training. Please refer to the application materials for the complete application process and procedures. 

For more information, contact:

Jade Stalcup
Sumner 4


Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) 2 

This course is for the currently certified nursing assistant 1, who assists licensed nursing personnel in the provision of nursing care. This course will provide the knowledge, skills and clinical experience for the student to prepare for the certification for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) 2  as specified by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.

Prerequisites: Unencumbered Oregon CNA1 certificate, current AHA BLS CPR certificate, immunizations to include MMR, TB and Hepatitis B, criminal clearance.

For more information, contact:

Jade Stalcup
Sumner 4

Courses may be on the main campus or a satellite campus and/or online.

Instructions for viewing class schedule in myLakerLink:

  1. When in myLakerLink, click on Course Searches.
  2. Select the term that you plan to attend
  3. Select the Subject and the course number from the above 'Required courses for this certificate.' For example: If you are looking for ECE 154 Children's Literature and Literacy, select the Subject Early Childhood Education and the course number 154. (If you want to see all of the Early Childhood Education classes scheduled during a specific term just select the term and the subject.)
  4. Click on Submit

Note: Class schedule is subject to change without notice.