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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

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Programs
  • MS in Nursing
  • Executive Leader Graduate Certificate
  • Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)

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Programs
  • MSN - Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN - Nursing Management and Executive Leadership
  • SJU provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts
  • A Jesuit school with 8,415 students in all programs for 2016 grads &undergrads
  • Institutionally Accredited by the MSCHE and the AACSB (Haub School of Business)
  • 96% of 2016 graduates employed, pursuing graduate study or volunteering full time
  • Qualifying students can receive financial assistance with tuition costs
Programs
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership
  • M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge)
  • M.S. in Nursing: Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems
  • Nursing Degree Programs from Grand Canyon University's College of Nursing & Health Care Professions
  • Degree Variety: GCU offers a full-spectrum of nursing programs including bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, as well as post-master’s certificates.
  • The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing at Grand Canyon University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu-accreditation).
  • GCU provides a Christian environment that provides an opportunity for you to embrace a holistic approach to caring for patients: physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
  • Depending on the degree you choose, you could take online, evening, or on-campus classes. Speak with an enrollment counselor to discuss your options!
Programs
  • MSN Clinical Nurse Educator
  • Presents stimulating, thoughtful programs for students in every academic field
  • SACS accredited w/many accreditations per program & 14:1 teacher-student ratio
  • 7 colleges with dozens of majors & programs to choose from for undergrads & grads
  • Beautiful 248 acre campus with ¾ mile waterfront located in Jacksonville, FL
  • Named an “America’s Best College” in the south for 10+ years, US News & World Report
Programs
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Administrator
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Undecided
  • Registered nurses who already have an MSN and meet admission requirements are eligible for the program
Programs
  • Doctor of Education - Nursing Education
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
  • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
  • Committed to innovation, diversity, excellence, and accountability since its founding in 1996.
  • Offers several programs in business, education, psychology, and more.
Programs
  • RN to MSN Bridge Program
  • Loyola gives you an edge for an exciting career & an education for a fulfilling life
  • Accredited by the SACSCOC with a 10:1 student-faculty ratio & 5 distinct colleges
  • #10 Best Regional Universities of the South U.S. News and World Report
  • Top 20 Fulbright Producer in 2015-2016 w/ a 20% application acceptance rate in 2017
  • Programs in musical theatre, digital filmmaking, chemistry, business, & more!
Programs
  • Nurse Educator Certificate
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Clinical Leadership

Saint Xavier University education that is grounded in the tradition of liberal arts. SXU offers graduate and post-graduate programs that are recognized and respected by employers and delivered by professional faculty who are experts in their fields. 

Programs
  • Master of Science in Nursing specializing in HCSM
  • Ranked #11 in the 2015 Best Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Ranked #15 in the 2015 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Student-faculty ratio is 11:1, with 89% of faculty holding the highest degree.
  • Offers 64 undergraduate and 14 graduate and professional programs across five colleges.
  • Main campus is located in uptown New Orleans, 20 minutes from the French Quarter and downtown New Orleans.
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Programs
  • Online - RN to Bachelors of Science in Nursing

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's Online Master's Programs

At Saint Mary's, we take pride in offering online graduate degrees designed to complement the schedules of working adults like you. Get an affordable, convenient education from a top-ranked university that's grounded in real-world applications.

More Oregon Registered Nursing Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Pendleton
Associate
1,782
Bend
Associate
4,440
Salem
Associate
7,255
Oregon City
Associate
6,613
Astoria
Associate
1,262
The Dalles
Associate
920
Eugene
Associate
8,618
McMinnville
Bachelor
495
Portland
Bachelor
334
Albany
Associate
5,290
Gresham
Associate
7,588
Newport
Associate
507
Portland
Doctorate
2,455
Portland
Associate
24,353
Grants Pass
Associate
4,398
Coos Bay
Associate
2,344
Ontario
Associate
2,010
Roseburg
Associate
2,122
Portland
Masters
3,667

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