School of Nursing

OHSU School of Nursing at Monmouth

Four nursing students chat on the Monmouth campus.
School of Nursing faculty member Angie Docherty smiles at the camera on the Monmouth campus.

Welcome to OHSU School of Nursing, Monmouth Campus. As a small campus hosted by Western Oregon University, we aim to get to know all our students and ensure that each is encouraged and supported to reach their full potential. With experienced faculty and staff, and a strong relationship with our community and clinical partners, Monmouth Campus is the ideal location to start your nursing journey. 

Angie Docherty, Nurs.D., M.P.H., RN, CNE
Campus Associate Dean

Join us in Monmouth

The OHSU School of Nursing Monmouth Campus is located at Western Oregon University (WOU). WOU is 20 minutes from the state capital, Salem, and a little over an hour from Portland for city life.

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

For graduate students in the Portland-based Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) programs, there is now an option to affiliate with the Monmouth Campus. 

Why our Monmouth campus

Nature lovers and outdoor adventurers can travel in any direction to find their favorite spot, from the ski slopes of Mt. Hood to the Columbia River Gorge for wind-surfing or whale-watching in Depoe Bay. Living in Monmouth means you're just a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains and other scenic areas to keep you busy year-round. WOU offers a vibrant student life in a welcoming, tight-knit community on a beautiful campus.

Simulation lab at Monmouth

Simulation is utilized throughout the three-year undergraduate program. The Monmouth campus has a clinical skills lab and simulation suite with a high-fidelity learning environment. It features state-of-the-art manikins and also employs standardized patients, with learning experiences facilitated by the simulation team and clinical faculty. 

Student life at WOU

OHSU School of Nursing students are enrolled simultaneously at WOU. This means that our students can access the campus resources available to all WOU students, including:

  • Campus Recreation and Health & Wellness Center
  • Student Health & Counseling Center
  • Hamersly Library
  • Student Clubs and Leadership Opportunities

The Student Health and Counseling Center at WOU is open to OHSU Nursing students on the Monmouth Campus. The student health fee entitles students to routine office visits to the health center and individual counseling sessions in the counseling center. Additional fees may be assessed at the time of any medical visit.

OHSU School of Nursing students pay the Student Health Services Fee as part of their mandatory campus fees to WOU, which are billed each term they are enrolled in the OHSU Nursing program on the Monmouth Campus.

All OHSU Nursing Monmouth students are welcome to join the Monmouth Student Nurses Association. The MSNA meets regularly to discuss and organize student activities, fundraising, and other issues and events. We hope that you take advantage of membership in this organization and help to shape your experience with the OHSU School of Nursing Monmouth Campus.

Clinical sites

Our list of clinical sites is continually growing. Below is a sampling of sites our students are currently using:

  • Albany School District
  • Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center – Corvallis
  • Lane County Public Health
  • Legacy Silverton Medical Center
  • Linn County Public Health
  • Mind Matters PC
  • Peace Health Riverbend
  • Polk County Health Department
  • Providence Benedictine Nursing Center
  • Providence Newberg Medical Center
  • Samaritan Albany General Hospital
  • Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital
  • Salem Health 
  • Willamette Valley Medical Center