Nursing Schools - Oregon 

NIZ has put together an extensive list of Nursing Schools in Oregon

So you're wanting to go to a Nursing School in the Great State of Oregon?


Did I mention Oregon is my favorite state?

Get busy selecting a Nursing School to begin creating a great future for yourself in a profession dedicated to caring for others. We really need you!




Albany Linn-Benton Community College ADN
Ashland Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing at Southern Oregon University BSN
Astoria Clatsop Community College LPN, ADN
Bend Central Oregon Community College ADN, LPN to ADN
Bend Central Oregon Community College RN to BSN, BSN  -In Conjuction with Linfield College, Oregon Health Sciences University, University of Portland, Concordia University or Walla Walla College    
Coos Bay Southwestern Oregon Community College ADN
Eugene Lane Community College ADN
Grants Pass Rogue Community College ADN, LPN to ADN
Gresham Mt. Hood Community College LPN, ADN
Klamath Falls Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing at Oregon Institute of Technology BSN
Klamath Falls Klamath Commmunity College LPN
LaGrande Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing at Eastern Oregon University BSN
Medford Rogue Community College LPN
Milwaukie Clackamas Community College ADN, BSN
Monmouth Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing at Western Oregon University BSN
Newberg George Fox University BSN
Newport Oregon Coast Community College LPN, ADN
Ontario Treasure Valley Community College LPN, ADN
Pendleton Blue Mountain Community College LPN
Portland ITT Technical Institute ADN
Portland Portland Community College ADN
Portland Concordia University BSN
Portland Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing RN to BSN BSN        
Portland Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Nursing--Portland BSN, ABSN, CC Transition, RN to BSN, MSN, AMSN, DNP, PhD, CE
Portland University of Portland School of Nursing BSN, MSN-CNL, MSN-DNP, AEM-UP
Portland Walla Walla University School of Nursing BSN, RN to BSN, LPN to BSN     
Portland Carrington College LPN
Portland Concorde Career College LPN
Portland Sumner College LPN
Roseburg Umpqua Community College LPN, ADN
Salem Chemeketa Community College LPN, ADN
Salem Valley Medical College LPN
Springfield Pioneer Pacific College, Springfield LPN
The Dalles Columbia Gorge Community College LPN, ADN
Wilsonville Pioneer Pacific College, Wilsonville LPN



  1. is not responsible for incorrect information listed above about the nursing programs offered at each education institution. 

The Nursing Program courses or the program itself offered at each education institution listed can be altered or even canceled depending on the needs of the school.


NIZ highly recommends that you protect and evaluate the costly training investment for your future by comparing school accreditations:

Education Institution Accredidations - Each school listed may be accredited by an organization that may NOT be accepted at a school of higher learning in Oregon or by the Oregon Board of Nursing.  

An example would be taking 1 to 2 years of PN/ADN courses at one school only to find out that the credits earned will not transfer to a major university.


  • Check with Oregon Board of Nursing to see if the schools you selected to possibly attend are on their Approved Nursing Program List. Keep in mind that while a nursing school may be on the board's approved list, the nursing school may be on probation, have a warning designation or listed as a school with only a conditional approval status. 

Ask the nursing board representative a hundred questions about these types of ratings given to a nursing school to make sure you are making the right decision. 

Nursing boards are there to ensure nursing students in Oregon receive the proper nursing training and to protect the public from poorly trained nurses.

  • Great, you found no adverse board information about the nursing   schools you selected. 

Now, the next question to ask yourself is...Do you see yourself wanting to purse a BSN, MSN, DNP or even a PhD at a later date after becoming a licensed practical nurse or a licensed registered nurse. Why is that important?

While you may receive a great education at a school that only offers the Practical Nurse certificate or an ADN nursing degree program, their credits may NOT transfer to the state's major universities offering these types of nursing programs.

Discuss with the nursing school's counselor about which schools of higher learning accept their course credits. Get everything in writing in regards to the transferability of the course credits then visit the school of higher learning to verify the course credits earned will indeed transfer.

One final word: NIZ, again, recommends starting your school selection process at Oregon Board Of Nursing. 

There have been nursing programs offered in states that are not approved by a state's Board of Nursing which can mean that you will NOT be allowed to sit for the LPN or RN test to become licensed to practice.

Thousands of dollars spent and you can't be licensed can make for a very bad career decision. 

Did I Mention Licensed?

After all that sweating at test time at Nursing School, you will still have to take and pass the test that will make you sweat the most.

You will need to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for Registered Nurse (RN) licensure or the (NCLEX-PN) for Practical Nurse (RN) licensure

When either NCLEX exam is passed, the graduate will then receive a license to practice as a Nurse in the state.

Remember my final word noted above.