Professional Development

There’s no better place to develop your nursing career than OHSU. Whether you’re pursuing continuing education or aiming for a graduate degree, the opportunities are outstanding. Our nursing staff are empowered by shared governance and the OnSomble Professional Practice Model. You benefit from autonomy, a system of professional accountability and collaborative clinical decision making.

OHSU Nursing Professional Development Opportunities Include:

Professional Development Days

Each nursing area holds an annual education day to provide ongoing professional development for all unit staff.

Continuing Education

OHSU is an approved provider of continuing education contact hours. Nurses have opportunities to attend OHSU events to earn hours. Careers


School of Nursing Continuing Education

The OHSU School of Nursing provides courses in many general and specialty areas.

Individual Professional Development

To support your professional development, generous funding and paid hours are available annually.

Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds

Nursing Grand Rounds are educational presentations for all OHSU nurses.

Preceptor and Charge Nurse Workshops

If you’re a preceptor or charge nurse, we want to support your leadership. You’ll receive training that gives you the tools you need to excel in your role.

Nursing Specialty Certification

A specialty certificate marks you as an expert in your nursing specialty. OHSU nurses receive financial support for earning certification or recertifying, plus an annual certification bonus.

pro-devTuition Benefit Program

OHSU has a tuition benefit program for all employees, so you can take courses at reduced cost at OHSU, other Oregon University system schools and community colleges. Nurses also receive tuition support for graduate courses at the OHSU School of Nursing.

Shared Governance

The OHSU Nursing shared governance structure is designed to support nurses’ engagement, decision making and service. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in unit-based committees and councils that bring nurses from different areas together.

OHSU Nursing Fellowship in Evidence-Based Practice

This annual fellowship program gives nurses the chance to explore a clinical practice question while being mentored by an experienced clinical coach.

OHSU Professionalism Week

OHSU’s annual Professionalism Week is an interdisciplinary event that gives all OHSU employees the chance to talk about professionalism and what it means to them.