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Heather C. Voss (she/her/hers)

  • Associate Professor, School of Nursing
  • Associate Dean, Ashland campus, School of Nursing


I have had the honor and pleasure of teaching with the OHSU School of Nursing since 2003. I have taught in both Undergraduate and Graduate programs and have served in academic leadership roles, including Ashland Campus Assistant Director and the Interprofessional Care Access Network (I-CAN) Program co-director, and Street Nursing Team Program Director. Currently, I serve as the Ashland Campus Associate Dean. My passion for nursing, nursing education, social justice, and health equity are the pillars of my teaching practice, leadership and scholarship. 

Education and training

    • Ph.D., 2018, University of Northern Colorado
  • Certifications

    • Quality Matters Peer Reviewer

Memberships and associations:

  • United Way Policy Comittee
  • Jackson County Public Health Advisory Board

Areas of interest

  • Areas of interest include hiking, gardening and cooking

Honors and awards

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, OHSU, 2011
  • National League for Nursing Jonas Scholar, 2017-2018
  • Graduate Dean's Citation for Excellance, University of Northern Colorado, 2018
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Psi Chapter


Selected publications

  • Voss, H. The preceptors’ experience of nursing service- learning (2016). Journal of Nursing Education, 55(3), 1-6. 
  • Wros, P., Mathews, L. R., Voss, H., & Bookman, N. (2015). *An Academic-Practice Model to Improve the Health of Underserved Neighborhoods. Family Community Health, 38(2), 195-203.     
  • Voss, H.,  Mathews, L.,R., Fossen, T., Scott, G. & Schaeffer, M. (2015). *Community academic partnerships: Developing a service learning framework. Journal of Professional Nursing, 31(5), 395-401
  • Noone, J., Bromley, T., McKenzie, G., Naumes, S., Sideras, S., & Voss, H. (2013).  *Implementing            cultural learning activities through community and academic partnerships.  In L. Caputi (Ed.) Innovations in nursing education: Building the future of nursing (pp.61-73).  Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins.  
  • Nielsen, A.E., Noone, J., Voss, H., & Mathews, L.R. (2013). *Preparing nursing students for the future: An innovative approach to clinical education. Nurse Education in Practice. DOI:10.1016/j.nepr.2013.03.015
  • Noone, J, Sideras, S, Gebrud-Howe, P, Voss, H, & Mathews, L. *The Impact of Poverty Simulation on Nursing Students’ Attitudes about Poverty (2011). Journal of Nursing Education. doi:10.3928/01484834-20120914-01
  • Voss, H. (2018). Expressions of Emancipatory Knowing in Undergraduate Nursing Service-Learning. Dissertations. ISBN: 978-0-4383-4090-9.   https://digscholarship.unco.edu/dissertations/531  
  • Bradley, K., J., Wros, P., Bookman, N., Mathews, L., R., Voss, H. Ostrogorsky, T., L., &  LaForge, K. (2018). The interprofessional care access network (I-CAN): Achieving client health outcomes by addressing social determinants in the community. Journal of Interprofessional Care, DOI: 10.1080/13561820.2018.1560246.


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