Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Nursing (pre-professional) 2012-2014

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

PCC endeavors to create accurate transfer guides for students; however, requirements and equivalencies may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with PCC advisors and advisors at their transfer institution to ensure that their academic plan will meet requirements and timelines.

Required Courses

OHSU Requirement Course/Credits PCC Equivalent Course Credits
Anatomy & Physiology 1 year sequence BI 231, 232, 233 Anatomy & Physiology 12
Nutrition 1 course FN 225 Nutrition 4
English Composition 2 courses WR 121 & 122 English Composition* 8
Human Development - lifespan 1 course PSY 215 Human Development 4
Social Science Electives 6 credits Social Science Electives –Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Business, and Criminal Justice 8
Electives 10 credits Choose from Humanities, Social Science, or Science 9

Foreign Language Proficiency/Competency – This is a requirement to graduate.  It is helpful to have before you apply, but is not required for admission.  Two years of high school foreign language  OR  two quarters of college foreign language  OR  satisfactory score on a test of foreign language proficiency.  American Sign Language is accepted.  Credits earned to meet the foreign language requirement will NOT count toward the bachelor’s degree.  This competency can be prior to admission or while enrolled in the nursing program.

Computer Literacy or course – College credit work or life experience can meet this competency. (see OHSU website for further information on meeting this requirement)
MTH 95 (or MTH 91 & 92) or higher (no transfer credit for courses below 100-level)
Additional courses that may be taken at PCC to meet BSN graduation requirements:
*WR 123 or WR 222 or WR 227 3-4 * If students take WR 121 & 122 for 4 credits, then additional writing is not required. If WR 121 & 122 were taken for 3 credits each, then students need to take an additional writing course: WR 123, 222, or 227.  
MTH 243 Statistics (MTH 111, 5 cr. is prereq) 5
BI 234 Microbiology 5
Electives 100-200 level 9-11
Humanities Electives 9
 BI 102 or BI 112 -already completed if used as a prereq. for BI 231 0-4

Students will need to complete an additional 15 elective/Gen Ed credits at the 300-400 (university) level, but all others may be from PCC.

Students complete a minimum of 30 prerequisite credits for application, 45 prerequisite courses prior to enrolling. Once admitted, students will take three years of upper division nursing courses and general education courses in order to complete the program. The OHSU School of Nursing does not provide general education courses on any of their campuses. Once enrolled, students will take nursing courses at OHSU School of Nursing and general education courses at another institution. Over the three years, students will take a combination of courses in traditional classroom settings, as well as participate in clinical rotations.



Last updated:September 2013