The Practical Nursing Two-Year Certificate of Completion qualifies students to take the national licensure examination (NCLEX-PN) and to apply for licensure as a practical nurse from a state board of nursing.
Students can exit after successfully completing the first year prepared to be a practical nurse. Students can exit after successfully completing the second year prepared to be a registered nurse. Students who successfully complete the first year of nursing courses may continue into the registered nurse course sequence without additional application requirements.
The program is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Nurse as Health Promoter and Care Provider: Apply all steps of the nursing process in the delivery of patient-centered care for two patients based on established standards of practice.
- Nurse as Care Manager: Set priorities, organize, and work cooperatively in delivering nursing care to a group of patients.
- Nurse as Professional Colleague: Model professional behaviors within the scope of practice of the licensed practical nurse.
- Nurse as Quality Care Advocate: Implement changes in practice that are based on current nursing science.
- Nurse as User of Technology and Informatics: Maintain the competency necessary to properly use the informatics and technologies of the practice setting.
|Course ||Title ||Credits |
|BI 231||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BI 232||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|BI 233||Human Anatomy and Physiology III||4|
|MTH 105||Math in Society (or choose one course from the foundational requirements math list.)||4|
|WR 121||Academic Composition||4|
|PSY 215||Developmental Psychology||4|
|Cultural Responsiveness in Allied Health|
|Introduction to Intercultural Communication|
|Small Group Communication|
|NUR 106||Nursing I||12|
|NUR 107||Nursing II||10|
|NUR 108||Nursing III||11|
Students seeking transfer admission into the program must meet with the pre-admission nursing advisor and advanced placement program coordinator to determine eligibility prior to entry. Students transferring to another institution should be advised that often only selected credits from a community college program are considered transferable to public or private baccalaureate institutions.
Upon completion of this certificate program, students may continue to the second year of the program or seek admission or advanced placement at other Oregon community colleges with whom COCC has partnerships.
- Academic Requirements:
- Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
- Options for additional standards:
- All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
- Greater than or equal to a 3.0 cumulative GPA for BI 231 Human Anatomy and Physiology I, BI 232 Human Anatomy and Physiology II, BI 233 Human Anatomy and Physiology III, BI 234 Microbiology, WR 121 Academic Composition and MTH 105 Math in Society or higher.
- Once admitted to the Nursing program, students must pass Nursing Theory greater than or equal to a 76.55 percent or 77 percent to pass the Nursing course and pass practicum (LRC and Clinical) to remain in the Nursing program.
- Additional Requirements:
- Must adhere to the Nurse Practice Act of the state of Oregon.
- Additionally, students are required to consistently meet the outcomes, technical standards, policies and/or safety standards of the program and College. Failure to do so may result in probation or removal from the program. It is the COCC student’s responsibility to know and abide by the Nursing Program and College policies including Student Rights and Responsibilities.