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.
- Grand Canyon University - Accredited Degrees in Nursing
- Capella University - Earn your RN-to-BSN online from Capella University
- Purdue University Global - Graduate and Undergraduate Degrees and Postgraduate Certificates in Nursing
- Liberty University - Bachelor of Science in Nursing for the Registered Nurse
- Walden University - Online Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral Nursing Programs and Certificates
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.
2004 Lloyd Center, 3rd Floor
Portland, OR 97232
|Blue Mountain Community College|
2411 NW Cardin
PO Box 100
Pendleton, OR 97801
|Central Oregon Community College|
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97701
|Chemeketa Community College
4000 Lancaster Drive NE or|
PO Box 14007
Salem, OR 97309
|Clatsop Community College|
Astoria, OR 97103
|Columbia Gorge Community College|
400 East Scenic Dr.
The Dalles, OR 97058
|Mt. Hood Community College|
26000 SE Stark St.
Gresham, OR 97030
|Oregon Coast Community College|
332 SW Coast Highway
Newport, OR 97365-4928
|Pioneer Pacific College – Wilsonville|
27375 SW Parkway Ave.
Wilsonville, OR 97070
|Rogue Community College|
202 S. Riverside
Medford, OR 97501
8909 SW Barber Blvd., Suite 100
Portland, OR 97219
|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
(Source: Oregon State Board of Nursing)