Portland Community College Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Nursing

Sylvania HT 127 | 971-722-4795 | syhao@pcc.edu

COVID-19 update

Portland Community College has moved to remote operations, closing all campuses and centers as of 4pm on Friday, March 20. No access will be granted to any of our facilities. The Health Admission Office will be offering phone appointments during this closure. Please email syhao@pcc.edu to request advising assistance. Emails will be returned within 2-3 business day in the order of receipt. We appreciate your patience during this time of uncertainty and look forward to working with you soon.

National Standards, Local Expertise

In PCC's Nursing program, located at the Sylvania Campus, you will learn the knowledge and skills required for an entry-level nursing job, and qualify to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses, which is a requirement for practice. Our program is designed to prepare the student to be licensed as a registered nurse (RN). RNs deliver nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings.

Approval and Accreditation

Our program is approved by:

Oregon State Board of Nursing

17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd
Portland, OR 97224
Phone: 971-673-0685
Web: oregon.gov/osbn

We are accredited by:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000
Fax: 404-975-5020
Web: acenursing.org

In 2010 PCC became a member of the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE). This coalition of statewide nursing educators and programs consists of Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Portland Community College, Umpqua Community College, Southwestern Oregon Community College, Rogue Community College, Lane Community College, Clackamas Community College, Mount Hood Community College, Blue Mountain Community College, Treasure Valley Community College and Clatsop Community College. OCNE schools have the same prerequisites and comparable application processes for students.


For program admission information, please visit Nursing Admissions. Admitted Nursing students will have the option of completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at Oregon Health and Science University after successfully completing two years at PCC. For more information please visit OHSU Community College Transitions page. PCC also has a formal articulation agreement with Linfield College School of Nursing. PCC students are provisionally accepted into the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program during their final term.

Portland Community College is an affirmative action equal opportunity institution. Students are admitted without discrimination as to age, race, religion, gender, sexual preference, national origin or marital status.

What's Next?

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  1. Attend an Information Session or make an appointment to speak with an Advisor: 971-722-4795
  2. Complete the steps for new students
    • The admissions form will ask you what you plan to study. Since this is a restricted entry program, you should choose Associate of General Studies for now. Your major will be changed once you've applied and been accepted into the program.
  3. Plan how you'll pay for college
  4. Apply for admission to the Nursing program