Paula A. McNeil, R.N., M.S.

Paula McNeil

Executive Director, Western Institute of Nursing
Assistant Professor
Oregon Health & Science University
School of Nursing Portland Campus
3455 SW US Veterans Road, SN-4S
Portland, Ore. 97239
Phone: 503 494-6772

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I serve as the Executive Director of the Western Institute of Nursing (WIN), a nonprofit organization housed at OHSU School of Nursing. WIN serves the research, educational, and practice needs of RNs in the 13 Western states. We present an annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference, and will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the conference and the 60th Anniversary of WIN in 2017. WIN serves as the lead organization for NEXus: The Nursing Education Xchange in which doctoral students in schools that are members of the consortium can take online courses from other member schools. NEXus decreases the work the individual student needs to do to enroll in those courses, and strives to be student-friendly.


Master of Science/Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing
Area of Study: Nursing Administration


My external funding has been focused on building coalitions and extending educational services/courses between educational institutions, between educational institutions and clinical agencies; and on program evaluation.


Charter Member, Beta Psi Chapter, OHSU School of Nursing
Member, Board of Directors, Oregon Health Decisions
Member, American Society of Association Executives and the Oregon Society of Association Management


Komnenich, P., Hayes, J., Magilvy, K., McNeil, P. Learning through Collaboration: The NEXus Consortium as a Winning Collaborative. Journal of Nursing Education, Vol. 52, No. 2, 2013.

Lobo, M. L., Haas, B., Clark, M., McNeil, P. NEXus: Evaluation of an Innovative Educational Consortium for Doctoral Education in Nursing. Journal of Professional Nursing, Vol. 31, Issue 2, p104-111.

Haas, B., Mark, D., LeVasseur, S., Hafalia, A., Ziehm, S., Hrabe, D., Clayton, M., McNeil, P., (In press) NEXus: Making Efficient Use of Limited Resources. Journal of Professional Nursing. Published online March 19, 2016.