Nursing Program

We offer a strenuous program of nursing education leading to an Associated of Applied
Science Degree in Nursing (ADN). A student successfully completing the first year of this
program will be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN to become an LPN. A student successfully
completing both years of the program is eligible to sit for the NCLEX – RN to become licensed
as a registered nurse.

Admission is competitive, and twenty students are accepted each spring for admittance in the fall.

Application Forms

OCCC Nursing Application (Application deadline is March 27, 2015)

Mary Decker Healthcare Education Scholarship 

OCCC Readmission, Advanced Placement and Transfer Policies & Application

OCCC Nursing Program Curriculum Map: 2014-2015

OCCC Nursing Program Degree Checklist: 2014-2015

Disqualifying Crimes and Potentially Disqualifying Crimes

Quick Look at Disqualifying Crimes

Estimated Costs for an Associate of Applied Science Degree at OCCC

CPR certification is required: CPR classification must be Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers.  There are two one-credit CPR classes coming this Summer term. Click here for details.


Current Student Infomation

OCCC Health Form

American DataBank - Instructions to create a Complio Account

American DataBank - Online tracking system for vaccines, CBC, and UA

Complio Student Help Guide


Additional Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Technical Standards

Oregon Labor Market Information System

Specialized Databases for the Nursing and Allied Health Community


Olga (‘06) and Bill Gribler (‘85), were residents of Newport since 1947. Bill taught music and entertained throughout the community on the piano, violin, and accordion. Olga worked for the telephone company and later the Bank of Newport. Together they enjoyed digging clams at the beach, hunting and traveling. They established a generous scholarship to address the ongoing need for quality nurses in our rural area. Click on the link at left for application information.


  A project funded in part by a grant awarded under the President's
         Community-Based Job Training Grants, as implemented by the
U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration

OCCC Nursing Video


Students interested in entering the nursing program should make an appointment to meet with an OCCC advisor for initial and complex advising questions. If you’d like to schedule an advising appointment at Central County Campus in Newport, please call 541-867-8501.  Academic advising is available at the North County Center in Lincoln City at 541-996-6222.  Advising at the South County Center in Waldport at 541-563-4502 by appointment only.

Nursing Program

If you have specific questions about OCCC’s Nursing Program and application requirements, please contact Vickie Jones-Briggs, Program Assistant, by phone at (541) 867-8548 or email