Practical Nurse


The Practical Nursing program prepares the graduate to care for a diversified group of patients in various settings including long term care, hospitals, outpatient clinics, correctional facilities, and home healthcare. Practical nurses provide care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, physician, or dentist. More than 95 percent of UCC PN graduates pass their licensure exam.


A list of required courses is available in the UCC catalog. Nursing students must pass a drug screening and background check, and provide immunization records and health history.

Special Features

UCC's curriculum includes coursework from the biological and applied sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Students study the fundamentals of practical nursing, including administering medication, controlling infection, and working as part of a team.

Practical Nursing Application

NOTICE: Change of application date! See below.

View / Download the Practical Nursing Application - CLOSED for the 2015-2016 year. Review application for information only.


Students who successfully complete UCC's PN program are qualified to take the National Council for State Boards of Nursing licensure exam to work as a licensed Practical Nurse.

See the following employment opportunities available at local health care institutions.

Mercy Medical Center
VA Medical Center
Rose Haven Nursing Center
Umpqua Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

LPN to RN Bridge Application

Students who have completed this course and gained 500 hours of work experience can apply for placement in the Registered Nursing program

View / Download the 2015-16 LPN to RN Bridge Information 

View / Download the 2015-16 LPN to RN Bridge Application - OPEN for the 2015-2016 year

Catalog Information

View / Download catalog information for the Practical Nursing Program (Certificate)

Why UCC?

Why UCCAt UCC, you can earn a variety of certificates and degrees that can enhance your current career or place you in the workforce sooner. Plus, UCC offers:

• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes


Prospective students should visit Advising and Career Services to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.

Esther MoenContact
Administrative Secretary, Allied Health
Phone: 541-440-4614