Bachelors Completion for Associates of Applied Science Graduates

OCNE expands the opportunities for students within partner schools to receive the BS nursing degree.  After they have graduated from an OCNE partner community college, students may transfer to OHSU School of Nursing for the final year of nursing coursework to receive the Bachelor’s of Science (BS) with a major in nursing degree.

Associates of Applied Science graduates of OCNE community college partner schools are eligible to seamlessly continue to the senior-level nursing curriculum and receive a Baccalaureate degree from Oregon Health & Science University. OCNE partner school graduates can either join a campus cohort in Portland, Oregon, or join the RNBS Completion – Online Program.  The online completion opion was specifically designed to provide flexibility for students located through out Oregon that need to balance school work with family and employment responsibilities, and will provide them with an opportunity to to continue to grow the depth and breadth of their nursing knowledge and skills, with in an online community. 

As an OCNE partner school graduate you can seamlessly transition with your associate’s degree (AD) to the OHSU School of Nursing for your final year of nursing coursework to receive the Bachelor’s of Science (BS) with a major in nursing degree.

OCNE transition students are responsible for enrolling and transferring 87 credits of non-nursing coursework from other institutions of which 15 credits must be 300/400 level courses.   

Questions and Advising

We know that you may have questions about transitioning to OHSU to achieve the BS degree in nursing. We have a number of people who can help assist you and we are happy to chat with you about any questions you may have about this process.

For current students in enrolled in nursing school at an OCNE community college, each OCNE partner school has a faculty advisor designated as a resource for students interested in post-AAS transition to OHSU. Program Directors can connect students with the advisor on their campus.

The OHSU Office of Admissions is also available to guide students through the process of transitioning to the OHSU RNBS Completion – OCNE community college has a faculty advisor designated as a resource for students interested in post-AAS transition to OHSU. Contact your program director to connect with the advisor on your campus.

Links to more information on the OHSU website

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For More information visit the OHSU RNBS Completion Website