School of Nursing

OHSU School of Nursing at Klamath Falls

The Klamath Falls campus building framed with grass and tall plants on a sunny day.
A headshot of Klamath Falls campus dean Tamara Rose

Welcome to the OHSU School of Nursing at Oregon Tech in Klamath Falls. Our campus is located in south central Oregon, nestled in the Klamath Basin on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains. Known as the “City of Sunshine”, Klamath Falls averages 300 days of sunshine per year, though our high desert climate also provides us with cold snowy winters. Students on the OHSU Klamath Falls campus enjoy all student services provided by Oregon Tech including access to the Outdoor Program offering a variety of affordable activities throughout the year. Admitted nursing students experience an environment of belonging with small class sizes, engaged faculty and staff, and learning in a community where their presence is valued. Partner with us for your nursing education journey. We look forward to meeting you.

Tamara Rose,
Campus Associate Dean

Join us in Klamath Falls

The OHSU School of Nursing in Klamath Falls is located on the Oregon Tech (OIT) campus, Oregon’s only polytechnic university.

This campus offers the OHSU 3-year Bachelor of Science program.

Why our Klamath Falls campus

The campus, located in Klamath County, is just 60 miles from Oregon’s only national park, Crater Lake, and is 20 miles from the California border. Known as Oregon’s “city of sunshine”, Klamath Falls enjoys about 300 days of blue skies yearly. Klamath Falls is also located along the Pacific Flyway bird migration route. Klamath Falls is a city of about 20,000 residents (45.000 in urban growth area), nestled on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains.

The campus offers views of Upper Klamath Lake, pine-studded knolls, and snow-capped peaks from nearly every building.

OHSU Street Nursing Team

Among the many clinical rotations our students get to experience is the Street Nursing team. The Street Nursing team on both the Ashland and Klamath Falls campuses provides experiences that deepen understanding of the complexities of homelessness. Our street nursing teams engage with ongoing clinical and community work in supporting unsheltered individuals.

Simulation at Klamath Falls

Our simulation learning activities allow for a deeper and hands-on approach to learning; from health assessments and communication to chronic and acute conditions. Students will engage with low to high-fidelity manikins along with standardized patients in this experience. 

Student life at OIT

OHSU students on the OIT campus have access to all the amenities Oregon Tech offers, from the recreation and student health centers to the library and learning support services.

OHSU Nursing students on the OIT campus may also participate in many activities on and off campus. Students may participate in student government, athletics, or any number of volunteer activities. Students can access hiking and biking trails within a short distance of campus or explore winter sports at Warner Mountain or Mt. Shasta.

Course-specific details

The OHSU School of Nursing, Klamath Falls location, works with textbook and resource vendors, such as Lippincott, Elsevier, and F.A. Davis, to bundle books and resources for students. Many of these resources are used throughout the three-year program.

Syllabi are posted within the courses Sakai sites for students to download each term.

New Students will purchase a skills kit that includes supplies they will use in clinical skills lab settings. The kit includes required items such as a B.P. cuff, stethoscope, penlight, and pulse oximeter.

Students should also have a waterproof analog watch with a second hand.

Clinical sites

The following list of agencies, used by the OHSU School of Nursing in Klamath Falls, provide clinical settings for students to learn and apply their knowledge.

  • Allergy and Asthma Center of Southern Oregon
  • Bestcare Treatment Services Inc
  • Cascade Comprehensive Care
  • Children's Clinic of Klamath (The)
  • Department of the Air Force
  • Dragonfly Transitions
  • Heartfelt Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • High Desert Hospice
  • Jefferson Neurology 
  • Klamath Basin Behavioral Health
  • Klamath Basin Senior Citizens Center
  • Klamath County Public Health
  • Klamath County School District
  • Klamath Falls City Schools
  • Klamath Family Head Start
  • Klamath Health Partnership
  • Klamath Hospice
  • Klamath KID Center
  • Klamath Surgery Center
  • Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services
  • Lake Health District
  • Marquis Companies
  • Oregon Child Development Coalition
  • Oregon Department of Human Services, Self-Sufficiency Programs
  • Oregon Institute of Technology - Dental Hygiene School
  • Oregon Institute of Technology Student Health
  • Pregnancy Hope Center
  • Sanford World Clinics
  • Sky Lakes Medical Center
  • Southern Oregon Education Service District
  • VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics