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OSBN Nursing Program Approval

The Oregon State Board of Nursing is the state agency responsible for overseeing the standards for approval of Nursing Programs in Oregon.  Southwestern is an approved program, receiving continued approval in June 2017 for up to (8) years u...

Next Scheduled Visit: 2025

2017 Report - report available by contacting the Accreditation Liaison Officer

2012 OSBN Response

2011 Self-Study Report

2006 Self-Study Report

2000 OSBN Progress Report

1999 OSBN Progress Report

The Oregon State Board of Nursing is the state agency responsible for overseeing the standards for approval of Nursing Programs in Oregon.  Southwestern is an approved program, receiving continued approval in June 2017 for up to (8) years until May 2025. The OSBN website provides the following information:

"The Oregon State Board of Nursing safeguards the public's health and well being by providing guidance for, and regulation of, entry into the profession, nursing education and continuing safe practice."

Southwestern participates in the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE), "a partnership of Oregon nursing programs dedicated to educating future nurses. Faculty from eleven community colleges and six university campuses created - and continue to develop – a shared curriculum taught on all consortium campuses".

The Oregon State Board of Nursing monitors continuing compliance with the Standards for Approval at least every 8 years with exceptions made for programs that have been nationally accredited which may be reviewed at least every 10 years. The standards address faculty approval, curriculum approval, and student standards and records as well as several other program specific approvals. Southwestern is responsible for submitting an annual report each year.  Copies of the annual report and prior approval visit reports are available by contacting the Office of Instruction.

OSBN Oregon State Board of Nursing Logo and Website Link

Oregon State Board of Nursing
17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd.
Portland, OR 97224

https://www.oregon.gov/OSBN

 

OCNE Oregon Consortium of Nursing Educators Logo and Website Link

Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education
c/o Oregon Health & Science University
3455 SW US Veteran's Hospital Rd.
Mail Code SN-6S
Portland, Oregon 97239

http://www.ocne.org/


Campus Contacts: 

Joannie Miller
Nursing Director
1988 Newmark
Coos Bay, OR  97420

(541) 888-7342

or contact the Accreditation Liaison Officer