OCOM-NUNM Students

OCOM Teach-out / Transfer at NUNM

Welcome to the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) and specifically to our College of Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM)!

Our goal is to expedite the admissions process and to make this transition as seamless as possible for you.

Dear OCOM Students

A welcome from NUNM President Melanie Henriksen, ND, LAc, CNM.

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OCOM Visitation to NUNM

Join us for campus tours, informational sessions on financial aid, scheduling, and student life, as well as opportunities to meet with admissions and faculty members.

Your Enrollment: Essential Steps

Please find below a checklist of essential steps you need to complete for your enrollment in the CCM program: 

Submit Your Application

Submit a completed application form, designating your intended program of enrollment:

Transfer of Records

NUNM anticipates receiving most of the required enrollment materials directly from OCOM. This includes your official transcripts, TB test results, vaccination records, and any other pertinent academic or medical documentation. This collaboration between NUNM and OCOM is designed to simplify your transition and minimize your administrative burden. 

  1. Transcripts: Provide official transcripts from OCOM. 
  1. Tuberculosis (TB) Test: Submit a recent TB test result (within the past 12 months). 
  1. Vaccination Record: Provide a complete vaccination record. 
  1. Drug Testing: Submit results of a recent drug test. 

Background Check

Please complete a background check:

Release of Information

Sign a release of information form allowing us to obtain necessary records and documents. 

Office of Student Life

Our Office of Student Life is always available to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have, from academic advising and career services to health and wellness support.

Welcome from Dean Allen From the SGA Student Services

Contact NUNM


Email: admissions@nunm.edu
Phone: 503-552-1660

Student Life

Email: studentlife@nunm.edu
Phone: 503-552-1601

Financial Aid

Email: financialaid@nunm.edu
Phone: 503-552-1616

Frequently Asked Questions 

You will need to update your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to reflect your new school. Use NUNM’s school code when updating your FAFSA. Our financial aid office is available to help guide you through the process and ensure that you receive the support you need. Click here to review the steps to update your FAFSA.
Both TCM and CCM hearken back to a shared heritage, rooted in the naturalist philosophies of Daoism and Confucianism. These philosophies, in turn, guided the writings of the Han dynasty Chinese medical classics that comprise the foundations of all Chinese medicine. While there are differences, such as the place of modern science in guiding medical thinking or the amount of emphasis placed on historical texts, the differences pale when viewed from a different lens of comparing either to modern biomedicine. Ultimately, because all Chinese medicine comes from similar philosophical roots, there is considerable overlap between the two schools of thought.
Absolutely. Students graduating from the CCM program at NUNM are eligible to sit for the same national board examinations as OCOM TCM students. This ensures that you will be fully qualified and able to practice as a licensed professional upon completion of your studies. Click here for Board Licensure Exam Scores for Classical Chinese Medicine.
Upon completion of your program, whether through a teach-out or transfer, your degree will be conferred by NUNM and will bear NUNM’s name. For those students who are part of the “teach-out” we are still working with our accreditors to finalize your degree name.

Community Agreement

We, the members of the NUNM community, enter into this agreement with a shared vision of fostering a positive and inclusive environment for all of us to study, work and commune.

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