On June 22, the Oregon State Board of Nursing approved TBCC’s two-year Associate Degree Nursing Program. Students who complete this program will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN Exam and upon successful completion will be eligible to apply for Oregon licensure as Registered Nurses.
“This is a huge opportunity for TBCC, TBCC students, and Tillamook County. Every county in Oregon has been designated to some level as a Healthcare Professional Shortage Area. The AAS in Nursing at TBCC will help fill the workforce gap in our community without students having to relocate or commute in adverse weather conditions,” stated Paul Jarrell, TBCC Vice President of Instruction and Student Services.
Students who enroll in the Nursing Program can expect to take courses related to Nursing fundamentals, advanced care, pharmacology, and more. NCLEX-RN Exam preparation courses will also be part of their program to ensure that each student is equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to enter the workforce as an RN.
Along with TBCC’s other Healthcare Programs, the AAS in Nursing will make its home in the new Healthcare Education building—soon to be constructed on the TBCC main campus at 4301 Third Street. The new program will have state-of-the-art hi-fidelity simulation rooms and equipment and top-notch faculty to provide students with a high-quality education that will prepare them for the workforce.
“We are extremely proud and excited to see this program come to fruition,” stated Vice President of Instruction and Student Services, Dr. Paul Jarrell. “It has been well over a year in the making. Interim Nursing Director Tiffany Slover and I look forward to our first class starting January 2024.”
Those who are interested in enrolling in the Nursing Program should contact 503-842-8222 ext. 1100.