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Associate Degree in Nursing

A Two-Year Program

You can now become a Registered Nurse (RN) without having to relocate or take classes online. Instead, you can stay home with your family, job, and personal life by studying to be an RN in only two years at Tillamook Bay Community College. Rural areas like Tillamook County are experiencing critical clinical staffing shortages. Start your career in Nursing today, at Tillamook Bay Community College.

Thinking about a Career in Nursing?

New Students must complete all program requirements and prerequisites before becoming eligible to apply for the Nursing Program. All prerequisite courses are available at TBCC, and a Success Coach can help guide you through the registration process. Below is a link that lists the prerequisite courses and a link to apply to TBCC as a New Student.


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Ready to Apply?

Pre-Nursing Students can apply directly to the Nursing Program. Follow the “Application” link below, to download an application for the program. If you have any questions while filling out the application please contact the email below. Check the prerequisite classes to make sure that you will qualify before applying.


Nursing Program FAQ

You can apply for the two-year Associate in Nursing through this website. Use this APPLICATION link and fill out the Credit Student Application at the top to enroll at TBCC. Make sure to select Healthcare as your Program of Interest and then select the AAS in Nursing as your Degree of Interest. Submit your application to complete the process.

Before applying to the Nursing Program all prerequisite courses and requirements must be met. Pre-Nursing students can apply directly to the program using THIS LINK. Contact a SUCCESS COACH to find out more.

Most students who have received basic healthcare education would qualify for being a Pre-Nursing student. The easiest way to check without sending a transcript is to check the PREREQUISITES on the Degree Map. If you have taken the classes listed, or classes very similar, it is highly likely that you will qualify.

Students in this Nursing Program will take many courses related to different levels of care, Nursing fundamentals, and more. Those who successfully complete this Program will be prepared to take the NCLEX-RN Exam. Passing the Exam is required to become a licensed RN in the state of Oregon.

Click here for a detailed DEGREE MAP.

The estimated tuition cost for the program is $9,360. This does not include textbooks, course materials, fees, or the NCLEX-RN Exam. Below is a detailed cost estimate:

  • Tuition & Fees (72 Credits) – $9,360
  • Course Fees – $8,020
  • Supplies – $500
  • Textbooks – $2,500
  • Clinical Compliance Fees – $275
  • NCLEX-RN Exam and Licensure – $450


There are Financial Aid options available for all TBCC students. Check the SCHOLARSHIPS available to TBCC students.

In Northwest Oregon, over 15 thousand jobs for RNs have been posted since June 2020. New RNs generally start employment with an annual salary of $75,883 while the average pay is $99,806 per year. 

To learn more about career opportunities for RNs or other careers, use our tool CAREER COACH.

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