• Nursing Program Applications for the 2014-15 academic year are now available on the Nursing Program web page.

    Nursing

    Associate of Applied Science Degree

    Nursing Assistant Options

    Being a certified nursing assistant can be a fulfilling, lifelong vocation or the first step in your health care career.

    Nursing Assistant 1 (CNA 1)

    Clackamas Community College Nursing Assistant course provides the student with the skills to perform basic level nursing care. Certified Nursing Assistants are defined by law as people who assist licensed nursing personnel in the provision of nursing care. Content includes: introduction to health care facilities, communication, basic body structure and function, patient needs, preventing infection, body mechanics, and much more. This course is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.

    Class times may vary term to term. This one-term course consists of 150 contact hours including 75 hours of lecture and lab and 75 hours of clinical experience. Clinical hours begin the 6th week of the course and are normally done at local Long Term Care Centers. Approximate length of the course is 11 weeks.

    Course Offered--Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring Terms:

    NUR-100 Certified Nursing Assistant 1
    NUR-100C Certified Nursing Assistant 1 Clinical

    Upon successful completion of this 7 credit course, students may apply for the Oregon State Board of Nursing certification exam for nursing assistants (CNA 1).

    The cost of the course will include pre-registration requirements such as Criminal background check, American Heart Association CPR for Healthcare Professionals, immunizations and UA drug screen. Course tuition, textbooks, name badge, state exam fee, and a watch with a second hand, uniform and shoes.

    Reading & Writing Competencies

    You will need to prove competency levels in reading and writing. Competency in reading and writing is measured by CCC placement test(s) or previous college coursework (unofficial transcript). Placement exam scores must be at least WR-121 and RD-115 to be eligible to apply or an unofficial transcript indicating WR-095 was taken with a C or better.

    You must be at least 18 years of age. High school students may apply with written authorization from their high school counselor. (Proof must be provided.)

    Before you will be permitted to enroll you must attend the Nursing Assistant Mandatory Orientation. Specific details can be found in the college’s Schedule of Classes and online. For more information, email Health-Sciences-Questions@clackamas.edu  

    Nursing Assistant II--Acute Care Training (CNA 2)

    This course is designed to prepare students to perform routine and acute nursing assistant tasks for clients in the following venues: hospital, long-term and skilled care facilities and the community. Instruction incorporates concepts of safety and preventing complications, communicating client responses to the nurse, and documenting/ recording outcomes of client care. By Oregon State Board of Nursing regulations, the course is restricted to those who hold a current, unencumbered Oregon CNA 1 license and have their name listed on the CNA Registry. Also, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in CNA 1 skills during lab sessions. This course meets the minimum state requirements with 42 hours of lecture and lab instruction as well as 30 hours of clinical experience.

    Course Offered--Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring Terms:

    NUR-101 Certified Nursing Assistant 2
    NUR-101C Certified Nursing Assistant 2 Clinical

    Before you will be permitted to enroll you must attend the Nursing Assistant 2 Mandatory Orientation. Specific details can be found in the course schedule and online. For more information email: Health-Sciences-Questions@clackamas.edu  

    Nursing Program

    Clackamas Community College is a full partner in the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE). The curriculum in OCNE nursing programs is a competency-based curriculum developed in collaboration with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and other community colleges around the state. This curriculum, which has been approved by the Oregon State Board of Education as well as the Oregon State Board of Nursing, can ultimately culminate in a Baccalaureate of Science degree with a focus in nursing offered by OHSU. For more information on the OCNE curriculum, refer to www.ocne.org  

    Admission into the Nursing program is by special application only. The application is a two-step process. Students must submit application to the Registrar’s Office by the deadline. Qualified applicants will progress to the interview/essay portion of the application process. Acceptance to the nursing program allows for co-admission to Clackamas Community College and Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing.

    A physical examination by a licensed healthcare provider, immunizations, criminal history background check, and urine drug testing are required prior to clinical experience in the first term of the program. Drug use and/or conviction of a felony may result in the Oregon State Board of Nursing denying licensure upon graduation.

    Program Outcomes

    The OCNE curriculum addresses the need for nurses to be skilled in clinical judgment and critical thinking, evidence-based practice, relationship-centered care, interdisciplinary collaboration, and assisting individuals and families across the life span regarding self-care practices in areas of health promotion, acute and chronic illness as well as end of life issues.

    The OCNE curriculum is designed as a four-year course of study with the first year devoted to pre-admission requirements. The second and third year of designated study will be taken at Clackamas Community College. Upon completion of the CCC nursing program, students will be eligible to receive their Associate of Applied Science degree in nursing and take the national examination (NCLEX-RN) for registered nurse licensure. Graduates of the nursing program at Clackamas Community College should be prepared for entry-level employment as a registered nurse. The student may elect to continue for the fourth year of study, leading to a Baccalaureate of Science degree with a focus in nursing offered by OHSU.

    Careers

    Career opportunities may include but are not limited to entry-level employment as a registered nurse in the acute care setting, sub-acute setting and the ambulatory care setting.

    For continuing education opportunities for healthcare providers see Healthcare Professional Development (HPD) in the course description section on page 178.

    Nursing Application Requirements

    Information regarding the program, the application process and pre-nursing academic advising sessions is available at http://depts.clackamas.edu/healthsciences/nur.asp  

    Students are eligible to be considered for admission to the nursing program after completing 30 credit hours of the Prerequisite/Required Preparatory courses listed below. BI-231 (Human Anatomy/Physiology I) must be completed and math competency must be demonstrated prior to submission of program application. Completion of BI-234 prior to entry into the nursing program is strongly recommended. Failure to pass this course during fall term will prevent progression in the nursing program.

    A total of 45 credit hours of the Prerequisite/Required Preparatory courses must be completed prior to the start of the first term of the nursing program.

    • Minimum Prerequisite/Required Preparatory Course credits to apply: 30
    • Prerequisite/Required Preparatory Course credits prior to starting NRS course work during first term of nursing program: 45

    Completion of all Prerequisite/Required Preparatory courses must be with a letter grade of C or better. Plus and minus grade will not be factored into the GPA calculations. If a course has been taken more than once, the most recent grade received will be the course considered. Application to the nursing program requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 for all completed Prerequisite/Required Preparatory courses.

    Nursing Prerequisites

     
    • Prerequisites must be completed prior to beginning the program.

    • BI-231 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 
      BI-232 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 
      BI-233 Human Anatomy/Physiology III 
      FN-225 Nutrition 
      PSY-215 Introduction to Developmental Psychology 
      • TAKE WR-121.
      WR-121 English Composition 
      • TAKE WR-122.
      WR-122 English Composition 
    • Prerequisites must be completed prior to the beginning of the program. Courses used in this area must be at least 3 credits.

      • TAKE 7 CREDITS OF HUMANITIES, SOCIAL SCIENCE, OR NATURAL SCIENCE.
      American Sign Language
      French
      German
      Japanese
      Russian
      Spanish
      Art
      English
      Humanities
      Journalism
      Music Performance
      Music
      Philosophy
      Religion
      Theatre Arts
      Speech
      Writing
      Anthropology
      Economics
      Geography
      History
      Integrated Media Studies
      Political Science
      Psychology
      Sociology
      Social Science
      Women's Studies
      Arts & Sciences
      Biology
      Botany
      Chemistry
      Computer Science
      Environmental Science
      Geology
      General Science
      Mathematics
      Physics
      Zoology
      • TAKE 6 CREDITS OF SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVES.
      Anthropology
      Economics
      Geography
      History
      Political Science
      Psychology
      Sociology
      Social Science
      Women's Studies
    • Completion of MTH-095 or higher with a "C" or better, OR placement into MTH-105/111 or higher as determined by CCC Placement Test.

    • MTH-095 Algebra III 
    • Students may need to take elective credits in order to meet the 45 credit prerequisite minimum required for entry into the Nursing program. Elective credits must be 100-level or higher.

      • TAKE 5 CREDITS OF ELECTIVES.
      Collision Repair
      Collision Repair Refinishing
      Auto Mechanics
      Anthropology
      Apprenticeship
      Art
      Arts & Sciences
      American Sign Language
      Business Administration
      Building Construction
      Biology
      Botany
      Business Technology
      Computer-Aided Drafting
      Drafting
      Chemistry
      Criminal Justice
      Clinical Lab Assistant
      Credit for Prior Learning
      Computer Science
      Cooperative Work Experience
      Dental Assisting
      Economics
      Early Childhood Education
      Education
      Electrical Engineering
      Electronic Systems Technology
      College Study Skills
      Emergency Medical Technician
      English
      English Non-Native Language
      Energy & Resource Management
      Environmental Safety & Health
      Environmental Science
      Employment Skills Training
      Food & Nutrition
      French
      Foreign Language
      Fire Science (wildland)
      Geology
      General Engineering
      Geography
      German
      Geographic Information Systems
      General Science
      Human Devlpmt/Career Planning
      Human Devlpmt/Family Services
      Health
      Health/Physical Education
      Horticulture
      Human Services
      History
      Humanities
      Journalism
      Japanese
      Library
      Medical Assistant
      Manuf Engineering Technology
      Manufacturing
      Medical Imaging Transcription
      Mathematics
      Music Performance
      Music
      Nursing
      Nursing
      Occupational Skills Training
      Physical Education
      Physics
      Pharmacology
      Philosophy
      Political Science
      Psychology
      Religion
      Radio Broadcasting
      Real Estate
      Reading
      Russian
      Microelectronics Systems Tech
      Sociology
      Speech
      Spanish
      Social Science
      Theatre Arts
      Technical Physics
      Welding Technology
      Water & Environmental Tech
      Writing
      Women's Studies
      Zoology
     

    Nursing - Year 1

     
    • Complete the following program requirements:

    • BI-112 General Biology for Health Sciences or Biology with genetics
      BI-234 Introductory Microbiology 
      NRS-110 Foundations of Nursing-Health Promotion 
      NRS-110C Foundations of Nursing - Health Promotion Clinic 
      • TAKE 1 CREDIT OF PE OR CURRENT CPR CARD ON FILE.
      Physical Education
    • Complete the following program requirements:

    • NRS-111 Foundations of Nursing-Chronic Illness I 
      NRS-111C Foundations of Nursing in Chronic Illness I Clinical 
      NRS-230 Clinical Pharmacology I 
      NRS-232 Pathophysiological Processes I 
    • Complete the following program requirements:

    • NRS-112 Foundations of Nursing in Acute Care I 
      NRS-112C Foundations of Nursing in Acute Care I Clinical 
      NRS-231 Clinical Pharmacology II 
      NRS-233 Pathophysiological Processes II 
    • Take BI-112 or a Biology course with Genetics.

    • BI-112 General Biology for Health Sciences 
     

    Nursing - Year 2

     
    • Complete the following program requirements.

    • NRS-222 Nursing in Acute Care II & End of Life 
      NRS-222C Nursing in Acute Care II and End of Life Clinical 
    • Complete the following program requirements:

    • NRS-221 Chronic Illness II and End of Life 
      NRS-221C Nursing in Chronic Illness II and End of Life Clinical 
    • Complete the following program requirements:

    • NRS-224 Integrative Practicum 
      NRS-224C Integrative Practicum Clinical 
      • TAKE WR-123 OR WR-227.
      WR-123 English Composition 
      WR-227 Technical Report Writing 
     
  • Contact our Health Sciences Department

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    Call us: 503-594-0650

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