Nursing (AAS at Clatsop CC)

TBCC has developed a partnership with Clatsop Community College and Tillamook Regional Medical Center to provide training for skilled nurses in Tillamook County. This degree is granted by Clatsop Community College. TBCC offers program prerequisites, general education, and nursing-related coursework. All Nursing (NUR) courses are offered by Clatsop Community College and require admission to their program as detailed below.

Registered Nurses (RNs) are caring and use their knowledge, skills and problem-solving to help individuals, families, and groups with health needs. RNs plan care and work with people to help them become healthier or to regain health after illness or surgery. Nurses teach health practices to clients and other health care providers, and frequently supervise the work of nursing assistants and practical nurses. RNs also administer medications and perform treatments for patients. Nurses work in a variety of settings, including hospitals and long-term care, schools, industry, clinics, and patients’ homes. With advanced education, nurses may work as managers, educators, public health nurses, as clinical specialists, or independently as nurse practitioners. The cost of the program is subject to change but
estimated at $1,500 per term (excluding books) for seven terms.

The nursing program is academically and physically rigorous. As a nursing student, you need to be able to grasp scientific concepts, set up and answer basic math and algebra problems and communicate well verbally and in writing. Enrollment in the Clatsop Community College Nursing program is limited. Acceptance into the Nursing program is determined by a weighted point system from a pool of qualified applicants. A student must meet the minimum requirements to be considered for admission. If the minimum requirements have been met the student’s application will be evaluated and awarded points in a competitive process. The top ranking individuals will be offered admission to the program. Remaining qualified candidates are placed on a ranked alternate list which expires when fall term commences. A program information and application packet can be obtained from the TBCC Student Services Office or the Clatsop Community College website.

A student must meet the following minimum evaluation requirements:

GPA Requirement
You must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA for all college credits earned,
  • Or you may choose to use only those college credits you earned in the last 7 years. All of those credits must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Please Note: If you choose to use only those college credits that you have earned in the last 7 years, any courses you took more than 7 years ago (such as writing, psychology, or nutrition) will NOT be used to meet your minimum evaluation requirements or to earn points or toward your graduation requirements. You will still have to meet those requirements before you graduate from Clatsop Community College.

Writing Requirement
You must meet one of the following criteria.

  • Completion of WR 121 English Composition or higher completed with a grade of “C” or above, OR
  • Demonstrated readiness for WR 121 by a minimum score of 79 on the COMPASS Writing Placement Test.

If you use the COMPASS test score to meet this requirement you will still be required to take WR 121 and WR 122 (or WR 123 or WR 227) to meet Clatsop Community College graduation requirements.

The following requirements must be completed in the last seven years.

Math Requirement
You must meet one of the following criteria:

  • MTH 95 Intermediate Algebra or MTH 111 College Algebra or a course for which MTH 111 is a prerequisite completed with a grade of “C” or above. The program will accept a grade of “Pass” for MTH 95 Intermediate Algebra, if that is the only grading option available for this course OR
  • Demonstrated readiness for MTH 111 College Algebra or higher demonstrated by a minimum score of 46 on the COMPASS College Algebra Test.
  • MTH 103 Applied College Algebra and MTH 105 Introduction to Contemporary Math at Clatsop Community College are not eligible courses and may not be used to meet the math requirement.

If you use the COMPASS test score to meet this requirement you will still be required to take math to meet graduation requirements.

Anatomy & Physiology Requirement
You must meet this requirement:

  • Completion of Human Anatomy & Physiology I (BI 231) and Human Anatomy & Physiology II (BI 232) or the equivalent as determined by the Clatsop Community College Registrar’s Office completed with a grade of “C” or above.

Please Note: If selected for the Nursing Program, you must complete Human Anatomy & Physiology III (BI 233) or the equivalent as determined by the Clatsop Community College Registrar’s Office with a grade of “C” or above before the start of the nursing program in the fall term.

Once accepted into the program the student will need to pay a nonrefundable deposit, pass a Criminal Background Check and meet other requirements for immunization, basic nursing skills and CPR training. These requirements can be found in the nursing application.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements for nursing program admission at this time, you may begin taking college classes as a prenursing student. An advisor will help you plan your program and select courses to meet the minimum requirements for admission.

Because of the significant number of prerequisites, general education, and nursing-related courses required and the competitive nature of nursing program admissions, TBCC has degree plans for students wishing to complete an Associate of General Studies (AGS) or Associate of Science (AS) degree with an emphasis on allied health before entering a nursing program. Students interested in this option should consult a TBCC advisor for more information.

Clinical Rotations
A student planning on entering the nursing program must be aware that clinical rotations may take place in Clatsop, Tillamook or Pacific Counties. These rotations may be on weekends, evenings or day shifts. Students are expected to have reliable transportation in order to attend required clinical rotations. Students are assigned to specific clinical sites based on a variety of factors including practice level, course curriculum goals, availability of experiences, faculty supervision and individual student needs. Each student’s individual educational and practice needs are carefully considered when  placements at the clinical sites are made.

Online Instruction
Students need to be aware that the nursing program uses online instruction for selected courses, communication, assignments, testing and additional content delivery throughout the program. Students may use their own personal computers but support will only be provided by college personnel for issues directly related to the use of college email and BlackBoard (the course management system used by Clatsop Community College). Use of college computers is highly encouraged and made available in
computer labs housed throughout the campus as well as at the Clatsop South County Campus in Seaside. Students should be aware of hours of operations for the labs provided by Clatsop Community College. This information is published on the Clatsop Community College website.

Curriculum Requirements
Prerequisites, General Education, and Nursing-Related Requirements. Students are encouraged to complete as many of these requirements as possible before applying for admission. The TBCC  equivalent courses of Clatsop’s courses required for the Nursing (AAS) degree include:

BI 231 Human Anatomy & Phys.I (Fall) 4
WR 121 English Composition (Fall, Winter) 4
BI 232 Human Anatomy & Phys. II (Winter) 4
WR 122 English Comp. (Winter, Spring) 4
BI 233 Human Anatomy & Phys. III (Spring) 4
  OR  
BI 234 Microbiology (Spring) 5
WR 227 Tech and Prof Writing I (Spring) 4
  CAS/CIS Computer Applications (Fall, Winter) 1-4
  Arts and Letters elective (Fall, Winter, Spring) 4
FN 225 Nutrition (Winter) 4
  Social Science elective (Fall, Winter, Spring) 4
MTH 95 Intermediate Algebra (Various) 4
  Health or PE Electives  
  OR  
HPE 295 Health and Fitness for Life (Spring) 3
MTH 111 College Algebra (Fall, Winter)  
PE 180-186   1
PSY 215 Human Development (Winter) 4

TBCC will offer courses to satisfy all of the requirements listed above. Terms that sequenced courses will be offered appear in parenthesis. Other courses will be offered based on student demand and enrollment.

General Education & Nursing-Related Requirements: 49-55 credits

First Year Nursing Courses (Clatsop Community College)

NUR 101 Foundations of Care 8
NUR 102 Nursing: Focus on Individuals 9
NUR 103 Nursing: Focus on Families 9
NUR 105 Found of Pharm for Nurses 1
NUR 109 Nursing: Mental Health 4
NUR 111 Nursing Concepts & Clin Practice* 1-3
NUR 112  Collaborative Practice I  2
NUR 113   Collaborative Practice II  1
NUR 115A   Strategies for Success in Nur Prog  1
NUR 115B  Physical Assessment I  1
NUR 115C   Physical Assessment II  1

*NUR 111 required for selected advanced placement students only.
First-Year Nursing Courses: 37 credits

Second Year Nursing Courses (Clatsop Community College)

NUR 201 Nursing: Clients in Crisis 8
NUR 202 Nursing: Families in Crisis 9
NUR 208 Nursing: Transition to Practice 8
NUR 231 Collaborative Practice III 2
NUR 232 Collaborative Practice IV 2

Second-Year Nursing Courses: 29 credits

Nursing Degree Requirements: 96 Credits

All Nursing (NUR) courses are offered by Clatsop Community College and require admission to their program as detailed in the Information and Application Packet (PDF).

Information about the Test of Essential Academic Skills - (TEAS) can be found here (PDF).

Degrees and Certificates

Associate of Applied Science

See the catalog(pdf) for the information regarding program requirements.

Helpful Links

  • Nursing Career Pathway

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http://oregon.ctepathways.org/c/text/322/text.html