LPN Schools in Oregon

To become an LPN in Oregon, the state requires successful completion of a state-approved LPN programs and a passing score on the NCLEX-PN exam. The programs listed below are approved by the state of Oregon and graduates of these LPN programs are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN exam.

LPN programs take approximately 1 year to complete and prepare students with the necessary skills to perform LPN related tasks in hospitals, physician offices, assisted living facilities, home health agencies and various related settings. Hands-on clinical training begins early in the curriculum where students are introduced to bedside care techniques as well as typical responsibilities including taking vital signs, administering injections, phlebotomy and related tasks that fall under the LPN scope of practice in Oregon.

LPN careers can be extremely rewarding both personally and professionally. A great number of LPNs have long careers in the field, such as moving into leadership positions and others choose to pursue other facets of nursing and health care. Many registered nurses in Oregon found their way into professional nursing by starting out as an LPN. To do so they completed an LPN to RN/BSN program, which can be found offered at some colleges and universities in Oregon or as an online program.

According to the Oregon Employment Department - Occupational Information Center, the median annual salary in 2007 for LPNs in Oregon was $42,600. The Oregon Employment Department also projects job growth of 23% for the LPN field through 2016. These numbers suggest that this is an opportune time to take the first step toward a career as an LPN in Oregon, choosing a program. Use the provided contact methods for the LPN schools below to learn about their programs.

You may also want to research the Medical Assistant programs in Oregon. Medical Assisting is a rapidly growing career field with similar salaries and career opportunities to that of an LPN in Oregon.

Carrington College
2004 Lloyd Center, 3rd Floor
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 761-6100
Blue Mountain Community College
2411 NW Cardin
PO Box 100
Pendleton, OR 97801
(541) 278-5877
Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 383-7540
Chemeketa Community College

4000 Lancaster Drive NE or
PO Box 14007
Salem, OR 97309
(503) 399-5058
Clatsop Community College
1653 Jerome
Astoria, OR 97103
(503) 338-2436
Columbia Gorge Community College
400 East Scenic Dr.
The Dalles, OR 97058
541-506-6140
Mt. Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St.
Gresham, OR 97030
(503) 491-6727
Oregon Coast Community College
332 SW Coast Highway
Newport, OR 97365-4928
(541) 574-7124
Pioneer Pacific College - Wilsonville
27375 SW Parkway Ave.
Wilsonville, OR 97070
(503) 682-1862
Rogue Community College
202 S. Riverside
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 245-7504
Sumner College
8909 SW Barber Blvd., Suite 100
Portland, OR 97219
(503) 223-5100
Treasure Valley Community College
650 College Blvd.
Ontario, OR 97914
(541) 881-8822, Ext. 345
Valley Medical College
4707 Silverton Rd. NE
Salem, OR 97305
(503) 393-9001
     

(Source: Oregon State Board of Nursing)

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