Nursing

Student Requirements

Immunization, CPR, and Documentation Requirements

Oregon law and clinical affiliates require all students enrolled in health care programs to provide documentation and dates of immunizations. Students enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing Program are required to submit official documentation from a health care practitioner, physician or medical clinic* verifying the following immunizations have been given:

  • Hepatitis B - Students must submit documentation of a Positive Hepatitis B titer (antibody blood test)
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) - Students must submit documentation of two (2) doses of MMR or a positive titer
  • Varicella - proof of two (2) varicella vaccinations, OR proof of a positive titer
  • Tuberculin Skin Test (PPD)/QuantiFeron TB - Students must provide annual negative results of tuberculosis exposure either through a skin OR blood test
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (TDaP) - Students must provide documentation of a TDaP vaccination and update it every 10 years
  • CPR Card - Students in the Nursing Program are also required to provide a photocopy of a current American Heart Association BLS CPR certification for healthcare providers
  • CPR cards must be kept current for the duration of enrollment in the Nursing Program

*Documentation must be a photocopy of the provider of care's proof of services and must be on an official immunization card, or be on your provider's letterhead, or be a copy of an original immunization document and must include the following:

  • Your name
  • Agency or provider administering the injection, test, etc.
  • Name of injection, test, etc, and results if applicable
  • Date of injection, test, etc.
  • Exams/Licensure

Exams and Licensure

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

 Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) is a program requirement. Many nursing courses require the use of ATI products including exams and learning modules. Students will 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.

For more information regarding the licensure process or questions concerning criminal history and background checks, visit the Oregon State Board of Nursing website.

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