School of Nursing

CPR Certification

All students (expect undergraduate nursing students) must show evidence of current certification in CPR training for Health Care Providers (includes infant, child and adult). This regulation is required by all clinical agencies. 

We are no longer making it a requirement for new undergraduate students to get their CPR/BLS certification before starting their program. If students already have their CPR/BLS certification, great! They can upload that information into their complio account. If students do not have their CPR/BLS certification, they do not need to get it before starting the program. New students will get CPR/BLS certified in one of the nursing courses starting your first term in the program.

For information regarding CPR training classes required for your specific campus, please check your specific campus site linked below for details.  Note: Incoming students to the Portland campus must take a health provider CPR course through the American Heart Association.

Finding a CPR course can sometimes take up to six weeks, so we recommend students begin looking for a course now. We recommend that students look for a course that has a 2 year expiration date versus a one year expiration date.