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A Registered Nurse (RN) is an allied health care professional who works with physicians and patients in a variety of settings. Nurses are an essential part of the health care team in the delivery of preventive and restorative health care. The continuing demand for nurses creates many career opportunities for nurses.

The Nursing Program at Linn-Benton Community College prepares its graduates for employment in nursing by emphasizing current concepts in nursing theory and practice, developing clinical skills, computer skills, critical thinking skills, and work ethics, particularly in regard to patient care and safety, accuracy, professionalism, and continuing education.

Students acquire clinical experience in a variety of clinical sites. The on-campus Nursing Skills Lab is a primary learning resource for skill acquisition. The skills lab utilizes individual learning stations and human simulation mannequin (HSM) scenarios. Within the surrounding community, our students put into practice clinical education in several agencies including public health agencies, long-term care, and hospital facilities.

Students should be familiar with basic computer skills such as cutting and pasting, e-mailing, and sending attachments via e-mail. Microsoft Word is the standard word processing software that is utilized in the Nursing program.

This six-term program begins in the fall of each year. The first and second years of the program take place during the fall, winter, and spring terms. Students are assigned to clinical facilities beginning in the first term of enrollment. In the sixth term, students are assigned to work one-on-one under the supervision of a nurse preceptor and begin the process of assuming full responsibility for patients in their care.

Students Interest in the Nursing Program should read the following information links (before click on the topics below, open your gmail or google account to view the files):
  1. Nursing Program Policies and Requirement
  2. Nursing Program Bulletin and detailed information on how to apply to the Special Admissions Restricted Program

For students intending to further pursue a Bachelors or Masters of Science degree in nursing, Linn-Benton Community College Nursing Program has an articulation agreement with the following universities:

Linfield School of Nursing                               Northwest Christian University    

Program Accreditation / Approval:

The LBCC Nursing Program has been approved to provide nursing education by the Oregon State Board of Nursing. National Accreditation is an elective process that schools of nursing may undergo and the LBCC Nursing Program does not hold national accreditation at this time

The LBCC Nursing Program was approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) in 2013 for the maximum 8 year approval. OSBN Approval Report. For inquiries, OSBN may be contacted at 971-673-0685.