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.
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.
Nursing program applications currently being accepted for the class of 2024.
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/clients with clinical judgment, broadly-based knowledge and competent technical skills at the entry level.
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.
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