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The Portland Community College Nursing Program wishes to announce that it will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Associate Degree nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 10 am on February 6th in the Fir and Oak rooms in the CC building on the Sylvania campus: 12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland, OR 97219.

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:
Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

Or email:

All written comments should be received by the ACEN by January 28, 2019.

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

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

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