School of Nursing

Master's Program

Earn your master's degree at the OHSU School of Nursing

Develop leadership skills through engagement in evidence-based learning and interprofessional education and practice.

The OHSU School of Nursing master's degree programs focus on the development of critical thinking and judgment, understanding of health systems and economics, interdisciplinary care, and public health in:

  • Communities (schools, community service agencies, health clinics, homes)
  • Outpatient and transitional care clinics
  • Hospitals (critical care, medical surgical units, operating rooms, emergency departments)
  • Research labs


Nursing Education (MNE)
This online program is designed for the bachelor's-prepared nurse who is interested in pursuing a career in teaching nursing, either as a faculty member in a school of nursing or in staff development positions.

Health Systems & Organizational Leadership (HSOL)
Important Update: The HSOL program is currently paused and not accepting applications at this time. Please check back for program updates soon or email with questions.

The online Health Systems and Organizational Leadership program prepares nurses for leadership roles in a variety of organizational settings from acute care, to long term care, community care, and beyond.

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Dual admissions options

RNBS to Master's
The School of Nursing offers an RNBS to Master's in Nursing Education (MNE) pathway. This option allow students to pre-identify their graduate area of interest when they enter the RNBS program and proceed seamlessly from enrollment in the RNBS program after completion of the baccalaureate degree to enrolling the Master's in Nursing Education program. Completion of the baccalaureate degree full time in the RNBS program takes 9 months (3 terms). Completion of the master's in nursing degree takes 18 months (7 terms). Completion of both degrees takes 10 terms.