OHSU

CC Transition

3 PATHWAYS TO COMPLETE YOUR BACHELOR DEGREE

Students currently attending a nursing program affiliated with the Oregon Consortium of Nursing Education (OCNE) are eligible to transition directly to OHSU to complete the bachelor degree in nursing. There are three options for you to complete the B.S. degree after you graduate with your AAS in nursing degree from your OCNE Community College. JOIN OHSU ON THE PORTLAND CAMPUS:

OCNE Scholars Program

Join a cohort of 24 students on the Portland campus for a full time, face-to-face format with some online instruction, which is designed for you to complete your program in 3 quarters. Starting in summer 2014, this select option features a special opportunity to work in key OHSU hospital clinical placements for 2 consecutive quarters. Note: This option is a competitive application process with specific application requirements. Because of limited availability of clinical sites, applicants will also be considered based on clinical match.

Students on this pathway would:

  • Complete their AAS at their Community College Partner School and would be NCLEX eligible. 
  • Would have until the end of summer term to pass the NCLEX and would be required to have an Oregon RN license by the start of fall term.
  • Start classes at OHSU on June 23, 2014 and have clinical experiences in a community site for the Population Based Nursing course (summer term) and at OHSU for the second two clinical experiences (fall and winter term).
  • Transfer NRS224 Integrative Practicum to OHSU for 9 credits of upper division nursing coursework. 
  • Will finish. OHSU senior-level nursing courses in three terms as a full time student. 
  • Priority admission will be granted to those that have all non-nursing courses completed prior to matriculation.

 

OCNE Fall Entry Option

Join a cohort of 24 students on the Portland campus for a full-time, campus-based program that begins in fall 2014 and finishes in three terms. Courses are offered in a face-to-face format with some online instruction and provide students with rich faculty contact in all clinical courses. Students study the first two terms in community settings, in the “neighborhood” clinical approach. The final term in Integrative Practicum, students will be placed in one of their top three clinical placement choices, in either acute care or community settings. Note: Priority admission will be granted to those that submit a completed application on a first-come first-serve basis.

Students on this pathway will: 

  • Complete their AAS at their Community College Partner School and would be NCLEX eligible. 
  • Would need to complete the NCLEX and have an Oregon RN license before starting courses in fall term. 
  • Start classes at OHSU on September 29, 2014 and would have clinical experiences in community based settings for the first two terms and IP placement in one of the student’s top 3 clinical placement preferences in community or acute care agencies. 
  • Transfer NRS224 Integrative Practicum to OHSU for 9 credits of upper division nursing coursework. 
  • Will finish the OHSU senior-level nursing courses in three terms as a full time student. 
  • May need to complete required non-nursing courses while taking OHSU nursing courses or after completion of the nursing courses.  

JOIN OHSU ON THE VIRTUAL CAMPUS 

Join recent nursing graduates and current nurses in our virtual classroom. Theory courses are delivered online and your clinical placements are located in Oregon in your home community. There is a required face-to-face orientation in Portland at the beginning of the program, and a two-day in-person conference in Salem (at the end of NRS 410B). Starting in the fall or spring term, students on this pathway are able to take courses full time to finish their nursing courses in 3 terms, or part time to finish their nursing courses in 6 terms. Students on this pathway would: 

  • Complete their AAS at their Community College Partner School and would be NCLEX eligible. 
  • Would need to complete the NCLEX and have an Oregon RN license by the end of the first term at OHSU Transfer NRS224 Integrative Practicum to OHSU for 9 credits of upper division nursing coursework. 
  • Take classes online and would have mentored clinical experiences in an appropriate site in their geographical area (within Oregon and border counties in Washington). 
  • Would typically finish the B.S. nursing courses in up to 6 quarters as a part-time student or 3 quarters as a full-time student.
  • May need to complete required non-nursing courses while taking the nursing courses or after completion of the nursing courses. 
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Questions?

Are you a second year Community College nursing student who is thinking about transitioning to OHSU?  Have questions?  Please contact proginfo@ohsu.edu.