School of Nursing Programs

Oregon Health and Science University School of Nursing offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, continuing education, and virtual education opportunities. A variety of courses and program pathways are available to fit your needs. With five regional campuses, a virtual campus, and community partnerships the School of Nursing is able to offer different educational opportunities throughout Oregon. Some programs are available for non-nurses as well. Please refer to each program: undergraduate, master's, doctor of nursing practice, doctor of philosophy or continuing education for more information on what campuses offer the program you are interested in.

Check out the sample program of study for each program

Program Specifics


Accelerated Bachelors - The ABS program is designed to allow those students who currently have or will have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a major other than nursing to take the nursing courses required to get the B.S. with a major in nursing.  Application Instructions

3 year BS in Nursing (OCNE)- OCNE enables Oregon nursing programs to dramatically expand the availability of students to receive the B.S. nursing degree and increase enrollment, while preparing graduates with competencies to address the rapidly changing health care needs of Oregon’s aging and ethnically diverse populations. Application Instructions 

CC Transition online and RNBS -  Students currently attending a nursing program affiliated with the Oregon Consortium of Nursing Education (OCNE) are eligible to transition directly to OHSU to complete the bachelor degree in nursing. Application Instructions

CC Transition - Portland Campus - Join a cohort of 40 new community college graduates on the OHSU campus for a full-time, campus-based program that begins in the fall of 2015 and finishes in three terms. Application Instructions

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Accelerated Bachelor to Master's (Family, Nurse-Midwifery or Psychiatric Mental Health) -Earn a master’s degree in two years with full-time enrollment; or for eligible programs, stay three years and exit with a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree. Application Instructions

Accelerated Bachelors to PhD - Earn your Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing degree in 15 months and transition directly to the PhD in nursing program. Application Instructions

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary/Acute Care (MN, PMCO, or DNP) - The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Program is designed to prepare advanced practice registered nurses to deliver primary and/or acute care to children (birth to 21 years of age) across practice settings and institutional boundaries. Application Instructions

Family Nurse Practitioner - Students can opt to enroll in the Masters of Nursing (MN) or the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). The FNP DNP program includes a combination of advanced practice core, FNP specialty courses and DNP core courses. Application Instructions

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse - The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program prepares graduates for advanced specialty practice with a dual emphasis on intervention through psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. Application Instructions

Nurse Anesthesia - The OHSU Nurse Anesthesia Program prepares registered nurses to become advanced practitioners in the field of anesthesia where they administer general and regional anesthesia to surgical and obstetric patients. Application Instructions

Nurse-Midwifery - The Nurse-Midwifery (NM) program of study has been designed to offer a combination of graduate core courses, advanced practice core and NM specialty courses. Application Instructions

Health Systems & Organizational Leadership - The Health Systems and Organizational Leadership program prepares nurses for roles in a variety of organizational settings from acute care, to long term care, community care, and beyond. Application Instructions

Nursing Education - This program is designed for the bachelor's-prepared nurse who is interested in pursuing a career in teaching nursing, either as a faculty member in a school of nursing or in staff development positions. Application Instructions

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner  (MN, PMCO, or DNP) - The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) program prepares students to manage adult patients with unstable chronic, acute, and critical conditions. Application Instructions

Public Health

With this degree students are prepared to assume clinical leadership roles in a variety of settings, including but not limited to community health centers and health maintenance organizations, community agencies and health departments, and official and voluntary health agencies and organizations.

Post-Master's - DNP - The Post Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is designed to prepare leaders to drive the application of evidence to promote excellence in nursing practice and health care. Application Instructions

PhD in Nursing - The Ph.D. is a research-intensive degree to educate nurse scientists. Both quantitative and qualitative methods are supported by coursework and faculty mentorship. Application Instructions