OHSU

About Us

About Us

OHSU, Oregon’s only academic health center, brings together patient care, research, education and community service to improve health and well-being for people in the state and beyond. More than 34 percent of OHSU patients come from outside the Portland metropolitan area, and, as a quaternary care facility, we treat some of the most complex cases with highly specialized procedures and therapies. We are one of two designated Level 1 Trauma Centers in the state, providing specialized emergency care like nowhere else.

Nursing at OHSU

Our nurses – all 2,400 of them – play a crucial role in fulfilling the OHSU mission. We offer unequaled opportunities for education, experience and advancement and have a vision of being the leader for professional nurses, recognized for innovation and caring for patients with compassion and excellence.

OHSU values nurse leadership and continued professional development. Through our Shared Governance Model and our implementation of the Professional Practice Model, we are committed to empowering nursing staff. We do this by advocating for autonomy, professional accountability and a collaborative interdisciplinary responsibility for decision making in clinical practice.

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Faces of OHSU Nursing


Watch the video below to learn more about the exceptional nurses at OHSU.


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Annual Report

Every year, we collect stories of nurse leadership, collaboration and outstanding patient care in the OHSU Nursing Report to the Community. 

Read it and get inspired