School of Nursing

OHSU School of Nursing at Ashland

SOU Campus Photo entrance with flags
Ashland campus associate dean Heather Voss smiles at the camera

Welcome to the OHSU School of Nursing Ashland Campus! I look forward to meeting you. In the meantime, peruse our website and all that our campus and programs have to offer nursing students. Please feel free to contact Brandon McCowan, Student Inclusion and Success Coordinator, with questions related to pre-nursing. Brandon can be reached or 503-418-6133. We are excited that you have visited the site; please contact us with questions. We are here to support prospective and current students, and alumni.

Heather Voss, Ph.D., RN
Campus Associate Dean

Join us in Ashland

The OHSU School of Nursing in Ashland is located on the Southern Oregon University (SOU) campus, a nationally renowned liberal arts and science university in the foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains. This campus offers three program options:

Simulation and Collaborative Learning Center (SCLC)

The Ashland campus features a newly renovated SCLC. This space includes a large, 12-bed skills lab and four simulation theaters (including two acute care and two chronic care rooms), each filled with state-of-the-art equipment and manikins. The SCLC also features debriefing rooms with new video conferencing capabilities and a large classroom capable of holding up to 60 seats.

Why Ashland campus

With a population of just over 20,000, Ashland combines the relaxed and personal atmosphere of a small town with the cultural advantages of a larger city. Some highlights of our Ashland location include: 

  • Interactions with people who live in rural areas
  • Opportunity to participate in the Ashland Street Nursing Team and the Interprofessional Care Access Network (ICAN) 
  • Our state-of-the-art Simulation and Collaborative Learning Center 
  • Nearby national forests provide year-round recreation, including camping, rafting, fishing, hiking and skiing
  • Award-winning cultural and arts centers, including the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Britt Festival, and the Schneider Museum.
  • Situated in the world-renowned wine region of Southern Oregon

Student life at SOU

OHSU School of Nursing students have full access to the high-quality resources available to all SOU students, including:

SOU states, "with a campus of over 6,200 students and a culture of engaged faculty, the SOU community emphasizes diversity, inclusion, and focuses on preparing students to live and lead in a multicultural, global society."

Clinical sites

The following agencies provide clinical settings for the OHSU School of Nursing Ashland students to learn and apply their knowledge:

  • Addictions Recovery Center (ARC)
  • Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center
  • Asante Three Rivers Medical Center
  • Ashland Community Hospital
  • Ashland Parks and Recreation - Ashland Senior Services Division
  • Ashland Fire and Rescue
  • Ashland School District
  • Avamere Health Services of Rogue Valley - Medford Rehab
  • Avamere Health Services of Rogue Valley - Three Fountains
  • Avamere Health Services of Rogue Valley - Waterford
  • Celia's Hospice House
  • Central Point School District
  • Compass House
  • Eagle Point School District
  • Family Nurturing Center
  • Grants Pass School District
  • Highland HouseJackson County Community Justice
  • Jackson County Health Department
  • Josephine County Health Department
  • Kids Unlimited Academy
  • La Clinica
  • Linda Vista Care Center
  • Medford School District
  • Mercy Flights
  • Orchards Assisted Living
  • Phoenix/Talent School District
  • Providence Medford Medical Center
  • Rogue Valley Farm2School
  • SO HealthE
  • Southern Oregon Early Learning Services (SOELS)
  • Southern Oregon Head Start
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • The Manor Assisted Living Care Suites
  • V.A. Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics
  • Waterford at Three Fountains Center