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 care.

The Nursing Program at LBCC prepares its graduates for employment in nursing by emphasizing current concepts in nursing theory and practice, developing clinical skills, computer experience, 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 ways. The on-campus Nursing Skills Lab is a primary learning resource which 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, long-term care, and hospital facilities.

Three students working with patient manikin
Classroom with patient manikins in beds


The LBCC Nursing Program has been approved to provide nursing education by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN). 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.

LBCC received the maximum eight-year approval from OSBN in 2013. (Here’s the report.) For inquiries, OSBN may be contacted at (971) 673-0685.

LIST OF CLASSES for 2020-2021

Linn-Benton Community Colleges Medical Assistant program celebrates the following statistics:

  • Retention: 74.07% (Based on 2017 admission cohort)
  • Job Placement: 96.67% (Based on 2018 graduate year)
  • Exam Passage: 93.3% (Based on 2017 graduate year)

Program Outcomes


Department Faculty

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Caity Balding
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Tonia Benham
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Sheryl Caddy
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Kim Clark
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Bev Coleman
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Briget Ferguson
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Karen Keuneke
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Bonnie Lassen
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Chris Manuel
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Crystal Massey
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Marcy Shanks
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Shari Spencer
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Caitlyn Terrell
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Kristina Thompson
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Katie Tokarczyk