Why the bachelors completion online program at OHSU?
- Online delivery with national certification for quality course design
- Online clinicals and concept based learning activities centered on
1) Primary Care
2) Building Partnerships through Community Action Projects
3) Economic Impact of Population Health.
- Award winning faculty (all experienced RNs) committed to community health and health equity
- Nationally recognized concept-based curriculum
- Located where you live and work!
8 RNBS courses are certified by Quality Matters, a national organization for hybrid and fully remote courses to meet rigorous standards for teaching and learning. Certified courses ensure alignment between objectives, assignments, and instructional materials as well as quality design in navigation and accessibility. QM certification serves as a commitment to creating and maintaining an environment of excellence and quality. Learn more
Our RNBS online program is convenient, flexible and affordable.
Students on this pathway will join recent nursing graduates and experienced licensed nurses in our virtual classroom on a full- or part-time basis. Courses are delivered by expert nurse educators, and combined with an innovative, virtual clinical experience.
All students in the RNBS program must have an RN license by the end of the first term of the RNBS program.
Graduates from Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE) Partner Schools
As an OCNE partner school graduate you can seamlessly transition with your associate's degree (AD) to the OHSU School of Nursing for your final year of nursing coursework to receive the Bachelor's of Science (BS) with a major in nursing degree.
Primarily asynchronous online learning for theory courses. Clinical courses are held in our virtual clinic.
Opportunities for innovative practice experience through concept based learning activities. This includes care coordination and interprofessional collaboration for the care of vulnerable populations across their lifespan.
- Leadership and Outcomes Management (NRS 412) experience occurs in a virtual health system (online) where students are able to interact with faculty and peers while accommodating their personal schedules.
- Population Health Practice (NRS 410B) is an experiential and collaborative learning experience offered in students' last term.
- Integrative Practicum (NRS 426A) is an independent experiential course focused on systems and health issues for local communities.
RNBS to Master's program
The School of Nursing also offers two pathways from the RNBS program to Master's program
- Nursing Education (MNE, online with some intensives)
- Health Systems & Organizational Leadership Program (HSOL, online)
These dual enrollment options allow students to pre-identify their graduate area of interest when they apply to the RNBS program and if accepted to be seamlessly enrolled in the MNE or HSOL programs. As part of these pathways student will continue with the Master of Nursing program upon completion of the B.S. degree in nursing. Additional application items are required.
The Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE) curriculum is based on 10 core competencies (listed below). These competences form our overarching Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for all undergraduate programs. The OCNE competencies are based on a view of nursing as a theory-guided, safety-oriented, evidence-based discipline.
- A competent nurse bases personal and professional actions on a set of shared core nursing values.
- A competent nurse uses reflection, self-analysis, and self-care to develop insight.
- A competent nurse engages in intentional learning.
- A competent nurse demonstrates leadership in nursing and health care.
- A competent nurse collaborates as part of a health care team.
- A competent nurse is able to practice within, utilize, and contribute to all health care systems.
- A competent nurse practices relationship-centered care.
- A competent nurse communicates effectively.
- A competent nurse makes sound clinical judgments.
- A competent nurse, locates, evaluates and uses the best available evidence.
1-10 updated and approved June 2020.