RN Nursing Program


Treasure Valley Community College is a member of the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE). This statewide consortium is composed of eleven Community College Nursing Programs and Oregon Health Science University (OHSU) School of Nursing which have jointly developed the competency-based curriculum offered by all OCNE schools. The core competencies address the need for nurses skilled in clinical judgment and critical thinking; evidence-based practice; relationship-centered care; interdisciplinary collaboration; assisting individuals and families in self-care practices for promotion of health and management of chronic and acute illness; end-of-life care; and teaching, delegation, leadership and supervision of caregivers. Acceptance into the TVCC program allows for non-competitive admission to OHSU School of Nursing.

The OCNE curriculum is designed as a four-year course of study. The first year is devoted to pre-admissions requisites and/or preprogram courses (45 credits) required before starting the nursing program. The second and third year of study is comprised of six terms, allowing students to complete the Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) and be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensing exam. After licensure, students may continue on in OHSU RN-BS nursing major program.

TVCC Nursing Program Student Handbook provides an overview of the program, policies, procedures, and resources. This document will be referred to throughout the program.

2021-2023 Nursing Student Handbook         2022-2024 Nursing Student Handbook


Pre Nursing Requirements for the TVCC Nursing Program

Program admission occurs once a year in Fall Term. The application deadline is the 2nd Monday in February. Should that Monday fall on a holiday or if the college is closed, the application will be due the following Tuesday, by 4:00pm MST. Applications may be mailed or hand-delivered to: TVCC Nursing Department 650 College Blvd.; Ontario, OR 97914. Students are eligible to be considered for admission to the nursing program after completing 30 credit hours of courses from the Required Prerequisite courses on the below document.

RN Advising Worksheet         Nursing Application Packet

The Nursing Cohort has been selected for the class of 2024

* Background Check and Drug Screen Urinalysis must be completed through American Databank/Complio by opening a personal account through here: http://tvccbackgroundcheck.com

Technical Standards for Nursing

The Treasure Valley Community College Nursing Program has the responsibility to society to educate competent health care providers to care for their patients with clinical judgment, broadly-based knowledge and competent technical skills at the entry level.

In compliance with state licensing standards and best practices, the program has academic as well as technical standards (non-academic criteria) students must meet in order to successfully progress in and graduate from the program. 

The Technical Standards document is provided in order to assure that the students who enter the program know and understand the requirements, and can make informed decisions regarding the pursuit of this profession.

Technical Standards for Nursing

Legal Limitations for RN Licensure: 

Applicants should be aware that the following questions are asked on the registered nurse licensure exam application by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.

Do you have a physical, mental or emotional condition which in any way impairs your ability to practice nursing with reasonable skill and safety?
Have you ever been arrested, charged with, entered a plea of guilty, nolo contendere, convicted of or been sentenced for any criminal offense, including driving under the influence, in any state?
Individuals who may have a past chemical abuse, felonies, or believe that past circumstances may interfere with their ability to sit for the licensure examination should contact: Nursing Director at 541-881-5944 for recommendations prior to applying to the TVCC Nursing Program.

TVCC Nursing Program Accreditation
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Rd Suite 850
Atlanta GA 30326

Oregon State Board of Nursing
17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd
Portland OR 97224