School of Nursing

Master's Program

Nursing school graduates

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


Health Systems & Organizational Leadership (HSOL)
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.

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.

Certificate Programs

As a nurse with a master's degree, you already are a practice leader. Now you can specialize your expertise to match your career goals.  For those interested in assuming a leadership position, learning about health systems and organizations will prepare you to advance into a management position.

Our graduate Certificate Program in  Health Systems and Organizational Leadership is a cost-effective, fully online program that enhances the skills of practicing nurses so they can succeed in leadership roles.

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Dual admissions options

RNBS to Master's
The School of Nursing offers an RNBS to Master's in nursing pathway with two different master's options: Nursing Education (MNE) and Health Systems and Organizational Leadership (HSOL MN). 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 in these two master's in nursing program choices. Completion of the baccalaureate degree full time in the RNBS program takes 9 months (3 terms). Completion of either master's in nursing degree takes 18 months (7 terms). Completion of both degrees takes 10 terms. Both Master's program have a fall term start.