Nursing student in action


A career in nursing is both exciting and challenging. It offers you the opportunity to work in a variety of medical settings. The nursing program at Mt. Hood Community College will help you start a lifelong career that is personally and professionally fulfilling.

The Experience

Program Details

MHCC’s nursing program is designed as a four-year course of study. In year one you will take pre-program courses, and complete a nursing program application. In years two and three you take nursing courses at MHCC and the Registered Nurse National Council Licensure Examination (RN-NCLEX). In an optional fourth year, you can complete Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) courses at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) or another transfer partner.

Your future

Your employment opportunities are excellent nationally and locally. Job demand for nurses continues to expand in all medical settings.

How To Get Started

The nursing program is a limited-entry program. This means you must meet certain criteria before you can apply. Applicants are selected through a point-based system. The program admits around 72 students every year and has starting points in the fall and winter term.

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Through this program, you will experience a mix of in-class learning with hands-on practical experience. MHCC’s nursing program is a member of the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE) and is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN). Licensure to practice as a registered nurse in Oregon is granted through the OSBN.

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