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Registered Nurse


Help people live longer, healthier lives. 

Associate Degree

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing prepares you to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam to become a Registered Nurse (RN). or easily transfer to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program).

Associate's Degree

Our highly competitive, rigorous nursing program gives you face-to-face classes, laboratory activities, clinical rotations, and an online capstone course. This course of study requires approximately 2 years of prerequisite coursework. Once you enter the RN program, you will complete 2 years (60 credits) of core nursing program courses.

Registered nurses may be employed in a wide variety of settings including acute care hospital settings, long term care settings, homes, at schools providing care for children and families of those children, in occupational settings promoting employee health, for public health departments, in physician offices, and many others including options to provide healthcare for persons in underserved areas of the world as a part of a religious community or as a member of a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). Their work may involve direct patient care, supervision of certain other nursing personnel, assessment of persons in need of health care, planning care for those persons, delivering or supervising the delivery of the needed care, and evaluation of the patients' outcomes after the care has been provided. All registered nurses are also responsible for patient, family, group, or community health education on health promotion and disease or injury prevention.

2 years full-time
$36,203 full program, not including prerequisites


  • Hospital, medical surgical, and public health nursing
  • Pharmacology and pathophysiology
  • Nursing care of chronic conditions
  • Nursing care of acute conditions
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Clinical decision making


Our graduates have an exceptionally high job placement rate. Whether you plan to work after licensure or continue your education in a RN to BSN program, you'll be well prepared by our rigorous program. Some RN to BSN programs our graduates have gone on to include Linfield UniversityOregon Health Science University, and Bushnell University. If you are interested in concurrent enrollment, so you can work on your bachelor degree while in our associate program, consider Grand Canyon University.

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Effective July 3rd, 2023, the Practical Nursing and Registered Nursing program at Lane Community College in Eugene Oregon  is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on July 3, 2025.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
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View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this candidate program.

*Type of program: practical, diploma, associate, baccalaureate, master’s, master’s/post-master’s certificate, post-master’s certificate, clinical doctorate, clinical doctorate/DNP clinical doctorate specialist certificate, or DNP clinical doctorate specialist certificate.

Note: Upon granting initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the ACEN Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation.

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