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

Online master's degree nursing programs

Nursing Education (MNE)
This online program is designed for the bachelor's-prepared nurse 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)
Our online Health Systems and Organizational Leadership program prepares nurses for leadership roles in various organizational settings, from acute care to long-term care, community care, and beyond.

Dual admission: RN to BS to a Master in Nursing Education

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

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