Oregon Registered Nursing Schools and Training Programs (RN Schools)

Career Information for Registered Nurses in Oregon

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A registered nurse (RN), regardless of work setting or specialty, provides health care to patients who are ill or injured. RNs can be found in a variety of work settings. Registered nurses who work in hospitals tend to work nights, weekends and holidays as patients require 24-hour care, while RNs who work in offices, schools or for the government usually work regular business hours.

Registered Nursing Schools in Oregon

You can become a registered nurse after earning an associate degree or diploma in nursing; however, those who obtain a bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN), or higher, tend to have more responsibilities and see more opportunities for advancement. Registered nurses who earn a master's degree in nursing (MSN) are known as advanced practice nurses. These nurses can perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as well as prescribe medication. All registered nursing programs provide classroom instruction and hands-on clinical experience. As a student, you'll take courses in anatomy, chemistry, psychology, mental health and health management. You can earn a nursing degree or diploma from an online or campus-based program at one of the many RN schools in Oregon. After graduating from an approved nursing program, you'll need to pass a national licensing exam (NCLEX-RN) in order to obtain a nursing license. Other requirements vary by state. Oregon RN schools can give you the tools you need to become a successful registered nurse.

Registered Nursing Salaries in Oregon

Job opportunities for RNs are expected to be excellent, with more than 581,000 new jobs opening between 2008 and 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). With 2.6 million jobs in 2008, registered nurses constitute the largest health care occupation. There are over 30,000 RNs in Oregon. BLS states that in May 2009, Oregon RNs made an annual median salary of $73,430. Within the state, employment for registered nurses is highest in the Portland area, Eugene area, and Salem. RNs in Bend, the Portland area and Corvallis earned the highest median salaries.

For a rewarding career as a registered nurse, get more information from one of the registered nursing schools in Oregon below.

Fast Facts for Registered Nurses in Oregon

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Corvallis, Medford and Bend
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Salem, Portland and Eugene
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Portland, Eugene and Salem

Salaries for Registered Nurses in Oregon

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Portland, Corvallis and Bend

Schools for Registered Nurses in Oregon are listed below.

Selected Registered Nursing Schools in Oregon

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More Oregon Registered Nursing Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Blue Mountain Community College Pendleton Associate 1,782
Central Oregon Community College Bend Associate 4,440
Chemeketa Community College Salem Associate 7,255
Clackamas Community College Oregon City Associate 6,613
Clatsop Community College Astoria Associate 1,262
Columbia Gorge Community College The Dalles Associate 920
Lane Community College Eugene Associate 8,618
Linfield College-Adult Degree Program McMinnville Bachelor 495
Linfield College-Portland Campus Portland Bachelor 334
Linn-Benton Community College Albany Associate 5,290
Mt Hood Community College Gresham Associate 7,588
Oregon Coast Community College Newport Associate 507
Oregon Health & Science University Portland Doctorate 2,455
Portland Community College Portland Associate 24,353
Rogue Community College Grants Pass Associate 4,398
Southwestern Oregon Community College Coos Bay Associate 2,344
Treasure Valley Community College Ontario Associate 2,010
Umpqua Community College Roseburg Associate 2,122
University of Portland Portland Masters 3,667
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