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Graduate degrees in gerontological nursing

The OHSU School of Nursing offers several degrees for geriatric care and gerontological research. You may apply for an M.N.E. degree, doctor of nursing practice (D.N.P.) doctorate, or a research doctorate (Ph.D.) in gerontological nursing. Each has an opportunity for financial support through scholarship or award.

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Hearst Endowed Scholarships awarded

Our Hartford Center of Gerontological Excellence awarded the Hearst Foundations’ Endowed Scholarship for AY 2021-22 to five outstanding D.N.P. students: Jordan Galbraith, Christian Speich, Gretchen Hillman, Cristian Mendoza Ruvalcaba, and Kathryn Kerr.

These five students are, without exception, excellent clinicians and leaders dedicated to improving older adult patient health outcomes through person-centered care and quality improvement.

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HARP 2021

The Hartford Award for Research and Practice (HARP) seeks to improve health and care for older adults. It does this through supporting research and innovations in care of OHSU faculty. Since 2014, the program has awarded nearly $400,000. This includes studies of symptombiology in heart failure, fall prevention, oral health clinical training, and dyadic research with multi-generational family members.

This grant cycle, two HARPs were awarded:

  • Amy Ross, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.S., received a HARP for an innovative feasibility study of a simulated forest exposure intervention.  We applaud her continued commitment to nursing science.
  • Eriko Onishi, M.D., M.C.R., C.M.D, received an IP HARP for a process improvement initiative to train providers and learners in high quality Advance Care Planning conversations with patients from diverse backgrounds.

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Gerontological faculty

Our faculty are leading the way in geronotological learning, discovery and care. They advance care in dementia, chronic pain, immune response, family caregiving, exercise and more.

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