School of Nursing Master's Program


Master's degree programs focus on the development of critical thinking & judgment, understanding of health systems and economics, interdisciplinary care, and public health in a variety of health care settings.

Graduate Programs

Accelerated Bachelor's 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.

Accelerated Bachelor's 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.

RN-BS to Masters - The School of Nursing offers an RN-BS to Master's in nursing pathway with two different masters options: Nursing Education (MNE) and Health Systems and Organizational Leadership (HSOL). This option allows students to pre-identify their graduate area of interest when they enter the RN-BS program and enroll seamlessly into the MNE or HSOL program directly after completing the baccalaureate nursing degree to achieve the Master in nursing degree.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary/Acute Care - 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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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


Selected graduate programs now offered via distance delivery:

  • Master's Degree in Nursing Education

  • Scholars for a Healthy Oregon:

    Designed for those going into the Master of Nursing in Nurse Anesthesia, Family NP, Midwifery, or Psychiatric Mental Health NP funding will be provide in exchange for your commitment to serve in a rural location upon graduation. Find out more about this program

    Students in select programs who are committed to rural health & underserved populations or students in good academic standing may be eligible for a tuition promise or a scholarship. Learn more