OHSU School of Nursing

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The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Nursing was founded in the summer of 1919, after the University of Oregon introduced the Oregon’s first professional nursing course, which was offered in Portland in cooperation with the Northwest Division of the American Red Cross Home Service Department, the Portland Visiting Nurse Association, the Welfare Bureau, and the Oregon Tuberculosis Association. Through the years, OHSU School has been providing various undergraduate, graduates, doctoral, continuing education, and virtual education opportunities in various nursing field.

Today, OHSU School of Nursing is offering statewide higher education, spread to five campuses including, Ashland, Klamath Falls, La Grande, Monmouth and Portland, a virtual campus, and community partnerships, which are internationally recognized centers for excellence in research and education. Local, national and international students are enrolled in the school for nursing education and research.

The basic goal of the school is to provide citizens of Oregon with world class care, which can be made possible through, by preparing excellent leaders, offering a learning environment that is inspired and energized, foster partnership and relationship with health systems and communities. The school also aims to attract the best students, faculty and staff globally and contribute to nation and globally by implementing innovative care.

The OHSU School of Nursing has incorporated a Mission of offer leadership in nursing and healthcare by implementing innovation in healing, teaching and discovery.

OHSU offers State’s only doctoral degrees in medicine, nursing, dentistry, and health-focused engineering are granted by the University. In addition, students can enroll for various specialized research programs including, master’s-level, undergraduate and certificate in a broad health and information sciences. The programs are concentrated on fields, such School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Dentistry and College of Pharmacy.

Undergraduate Programs

  • BS with a major in nursing program
  • Accelerated BS Program (2009)

Graduate programs

  • Family Nurse Practitioner – M.N. or D.N.P.
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – M.N. or D.N.P.
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist – M.N. or D.N.P.
  • Advanced Practice Gerontology (PMCO)
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Nursing Education
  • Psychiatric Mental Health NP
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Public Health
  • Acc Bacc To Master’s
  • Adult-Gerontology CNS (postbacc to masters)

Post baccalaureate Doctor of Nursing Practice programs

  • Family Nurse Practitioner – M.N. or D.N.P
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – M.N. or D.N.P
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist – M.N. or D.N.P


Office of Academic and Student Affairs OHSU School of Nursing
Mail Code: L-349
3181 SW Sam Jackson Pk Rd.
Portland, OR 97239-3098
Phone: 503 494-7878
Fax: 503 494-7519
Hours: Monday – Friday; 8:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Baird Hall Room 1028