Umpqua Community College Nursing Program Review

Umpqua Community College (UCC) is a two-year college located in Roseburg, Oregon. The college was founded in 1964 to serve the residents of Douglas County, Oregon. In addition to the campus in Roseburg, the college also has off-campus centers located in Roseburg, Glide, Myrtle Creek, and Drain. Umpqua College is accredited by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities. Over 3,000 students participate in Umpqua Community College’s associate’s degree and certificate programs.

Nursing Programs

 The ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) program at Umpqua Community College is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). The nursing department at Umpqua Community College is part of the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE).  Students at Umpqua Community College may participate in the BSN (Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing) program at Oregon Health and Sciences University as part of the OCNE membership.

Umpqua Community College Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Nursing (AAS)

The nursing program at Umpqua Community College awards an AAS (Associate in Applied Science) in Nursing and prepares students to take the NCLEX-RN, National Council for Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses. The AAS in Nursing is an applied degree ideal for nurses planning to enter the workforce immediately after completing the nursing program rather than pursuing a four year degree. Upon completion of the 3 year  AAS in Nursing program at Umpqua Community College, students may pursue an additional year of study to complete the BSN program at Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU). Students have the option of taking the NCLEX-RN upon completion of the AAS in Nursing or BSN program. Students interested in the nursing program should attend a nursing information session prior to contacting the nursing academic advising program for assistance. Prerequisite courses in the nursing program include Anatomy and Physiology, Nutrition, Human Development and Algebra. Admission criteria for the AAS in Nursing program include completion of at least 30 academic credits of prerequisites with an overall 3.25 GPA or higher and a minimum grade of “C” in each course. Coursework towards the nursing program will only be considered from regionally accredited colleges.

LPN to RN (Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse) Bridge

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) can enter the second year of the nursing program through the LPN to RN Bridge Program. The nursing bridge program requires recommendation letters and proof of at least 500 hours of work experience as an LPN among other requirements. Upon successful completion of the LPN to RN Bridge program, LPNs will earn an AAS in Nursing and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN.

Umpqua Community College Nursing Certificate Programs

Practical Nursing

The Practical Nursing program is a 3 semester program that prepares students to work as Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) alongside and under the supervision of healthcare professionals and RNs (Registered Nurses). Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN to become an LPN.

Nursing Assistant

The Nursing Assistant program consists of two modules, CNA1 and CNA2, the latter of which is an additional course providing acute care training. The CNA1 course prepares students to become Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). Upon completion of the CNA1 course, students take the Oregon State Board of Nursing certification exam.

Non-credit Programs at Umpqua Community College

Umpqua Community College offers non-credit academic programs that can be completed on campus including CPR for Healthcare Providers, a requirement for some nursing programs. Non-credit courses provide valuable training in healthcare and nursing related areas, but do not award college credit.

Umpqua Community College
1140 College Road,
Roseburg, OR 97470