Nursing Lab Bed

TVCC Nursing is pleased to launch the new LPN to RN Bridge Program. 

Applications are available

First cohort begins Winter Term 2025

Program and application information is located in the blue navigation list to the left. The application for the LPN to RN Bridge program was updated 5/30/2024. 

Please reach out with questions after reviewing the documents, by emailing or call 541-881-5940. We look forward to supporting your nursing journey!

The Treasure Valley Community College Nursing Program in Ontario, Oregon is a proud nursing school with a legacy of high-quality nursing education. The TVCC Nursing program has served the Eastern Oregon border community for over 60 years. In the past few years, the program has made great progress in many areas. The program is structured for success based on the newly launched National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) National nursing exam (NCLEX). TVCC students have had 100% pass rate on the NCLEX since 2020. The program is ACEN accreditted with excellent pass rates and incredible faculty as well. The program, the faculty, and staff are supportive of students’ overall wellbeing and the success of each student. Treasure Valley Community College's Registered Nursing (ADN) program has achieved a top ranking in the annual assessment, a leading resource for the nursing industry, 8th in Oregon! (

The nursing program is a 60-credit program which is completed over six (6) quarters. It follows the TVCC schedule which includes summer, winter, and spring breaks. The program begins with the Fall term and concludes each Spring term, The Pinning Ceremony and Graduation are held annually. TVCC Nursing program applications are due by April 15th.


TVCC is now offering a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) option, students who successfully complete the first year of the RN program will be eligible to test for their LPN license. Students then continue into the second year to obtain their RN license. Upon successful completion of the national exam, students have the option to begin work as an LPN prior to graduation. (Initial licensure must be through the state of Oregon.)

Additionally, individuals who are practicing LPN's will have the option to apply for an LPN-RN Bridge program with an anticipated program start, Winter of 2025. Applications will be available by the Spring of 2024 and application deadline will be in October. Admission to this program requires an active LPN license, military medic, or corpsman and the same prerequisites for the RN program.

TVCC Nursing Program Student Handbook provides an overview of the program, policies, procedures, and resources. This document will be referred to throughout the program.

Nursing Student Handbook

in lab Fall 2022

Video Tour of the Nursing Program

Hear firsthand from students and instructors! (click on the picture)


TVCC Nursing Education

Mission, Philosophy, Education, Technical Standards

Nursing Mission

The nursing department is an integral part of Treasure Valley Community College, with a mission consistent of the college mission, "TVCC is a comprehensive community college dedicated to promoting student success."  The nursing department is dedicated to providing a high-quality, nursing education in an economical manner to a diverse student population throughout our service area. Our nursing faculty are committed to fostering an environment that promotes integrity, professionalism, respect, positive communication, and collaboration among all faculty, students and the community we serve.  We are committed to excellence in nursing standards by preparing each student as a life-long learner with the knowledge and desire to serve individuals, families, groups, and communities with diverse health needs.

Nursing Philosophy

The Nursing Department's philosophy expands upon the Treasure Valley Community College (TVCC) philosophy described in the College Catalog, to include the more specific principles relating to nursing education. This philosophy consists of the two fundamental assumptions which are the foundation of nursing philosophy: (a) respect for all individuals, and (b) the consideration for individual dignity, that guides all nursing care.

Nursing Education

Education and knowledge, both formal and informal, are acquired throughout a lifespan. The role of TVCC nursing faculty is: facilitator, motivator, resource person, and organizer/manager in the learning experience.  We at TVCC, believe that nursing education should be available to qualified adult learners.

Nursing education is a process, moving from simple to complex, which applies scientific principles and concepts to nursing.  Therefore, building on prior learning and following the learning theories of behaviorism to constructivism. Each learner assumes an active and responsible role in their personal learning.  Each learner is responsible to develop capabilities of self-direction and professionalism, creating their own individual goals and outcomes.

Oregon Council of Associate Degree Program Technical Standards

The Treasure Valley Community College Nursing Program has the responsibility to society to educate competent health care providers to care for their patients with clinical judgment, broadly-based knowledge and competent technical skills at the entry level.

In compliance with state licensing standards and best practices, 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.

Technical Standards for Nursing

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


Congratulations TVCC Nursing Class of 2024!