School of Nursing faculty works with CDC

OHSU School of Nursing assistant professor Hiroko Kiyoshi-Teo’s, Ph.D., RN, was recently recognized by the CDC for using motivational interviewing to engage older adults about their fall risk and inform interventions. Watch the video below.

Ways to give

Contact OHSU Foundation Director of Development Tanya Sloan to arrange a confidential meeting to discuss your giving interest and goals. She will work with you and your wealth advisory team to ensure your gift expresses a personal vision and achieves your individual funding goals.

You can also visit the OHSU Foundation site to make a gift online. Thank you for your generosity, which richly serves the community by extending life to the Center.

The Hartford Center for Gerontological Excellence at OHSU School of Nursing

The Hartford Center for Gerontological Excellence is all about community. We are a community of students, educators, clinicians and researchers actively promoting healthy aging for all.

Our mission is to promote healthy aging through nursing education, hands-on learning and research – all within the OHSU School of Nursing curriculum and via the top-notch faculty whose research and experience centers on gerontological health care. Read more about who we are and ways you can get involved.

Developing nursing leaders

The OHSU School of Nursing is nationally recognized for excellence in gerontological nursing education, research, and clinical practice. 

Students can choose from several degrees for geriatric care and gerontological research. You may apply for a Master in Nursing Education (M.N.E.), Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) doctorate, or a research doctorate (Ph.D.) in gerontological nursing. Each has an opportunity for financial support.

Celebrating our nurse leaders and scholars

We are committed to scholarship that develops nurse leaders and delivers the specialized care required for the unique health care needs of older adult populations.

Through the generous support of two endowments, we can award financial support to advanced practice nursing students who demonstrate a commitment to careers in gerontological nursing education, practice, and research.

The awards and scholarship opportunities available through the Hartford Center for Gerontological Excellence include:

  • Faculty Hartford Award for Research and Practice, Ph.D. student HARP, D.N.P. student HARP - The Hartford Award for Research and Practice (HARP) at OHSU supports innovative research projects to promote healthy aging of people in Oregon and beyond. The HARP is now funding D.N.P. students’ final projects in addition to faculty research projects.
  • Hearst Endowed Scholarship  - The goal of the Hearst Foundations’ Endowed Scholarship is to support clinical scholarship and prepare advanced practice nursing students in the OHSU D.N.P. program for the unique care needs of older persons.
  • Michaelson Gerontological Nursing Scholarship - The Michaelson Gerontological Nursing Scholarship offers financial support to future advanced practice nurse educators who are pursuing the enhanced knowledge needed to address the unique health care needs of older adults and those who care for them.