Nursing students take several post-tests and a comprehensive final exam during each course. Students must complete all tests with an accumulative score of 75% or above in order to continue in the program.

During the sixth term, students will pay a fee to take a preparatory exam to help them assess their strengths and weaknesses prior to taking the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for state licensure.

Graduating students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). Graduates who successfully complete the exam receive a Registered Nurse (RN) license and are then eligible to apply for employment in the State of Oregon.

The pass rate for LBCC's students taking the NCLEX-RN exam:
2010 -97.6%.

For more information regarding the licensure process or questions concerning criminal history and background checks, you may visit the Oregon State Board of Nursing website at http://www.osbn.state.or.us/.