Nursing demands a high level of integrity, ethical behavior, and emotional stability. Registered nurses monitor their patients' conditions, administer medications and treatments prescribed by a physician or nurse practitioner, and work with the physician and other members of the health care team. Nurses also direct and supervise nursing support personnel. In large hospitals, nurses typically work on medical or post-surgical units, or in a certain area such as surgery or intensive care. They may also work with special groups of patients including children, the elderly, or persons with disabilities.
Degrees and Certificates
Located on the Redwood Campus, RCC's Nursing program is accredited by the Oregon State Board of Nursing and The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Our program meets the education requirements for individuals wishing to become registered nurses, and qualify to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses, which is a requirement for practice. Application deadline for fall 2014 is February 15, 2014.
LPN Advanced Placement to RN Program
LPNs who are interested in applying to the second year of the Rogue Community College Nursing Program should call 541-956-7308 to make an appointment with Linda Wagner, Nursing Department Chair. Please indicate that you are an LPN inquiring about advanced placement.
- Oregon Healthcare Workforce Institute (watch videos for RN, LPN, and NA careers)
- Oregon Employment Department (2012 salary range $37.44/hr., average annual $77,704).
- National Bureau of Labor Statistics