School of Nursing

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School of Nursing application process

Review the application deadlines for each program as deadlines vary. All materials must be submitted by the identified deadline. We use the Nursing Centralized Application Service (NCAS) to process applications. NCAS is an independent organization.

Please review the compliance requirements outlined on the School of Nursing compliance page. You will receive more compliance instructions upon admission to an OHSU program.

    Steps to apply to OHSU School of Nursing

    • Review and follow the application instructions for the program you are applying to. 
    • Review the application deadlines for your specific program. Please note that Nursing CAS can take up to 4 weeks to verify applications. 
    • International applicants can find more information for applying in our International Applicants section.
    • Create your Nursing CAS account. OHSU uses Nursing CAS, a third-party application service, to collect applications and transcripts. Please note: all official transcripts from every institution attended must be sent to Nursing CAS. This includes but is not limited to:
      • transcripts from any prior degree(s)
      • prerequisites
      • miscellaneous courses
      • international transcripts
    • Watch this powerpoint to learn more about applying through the Nursing CAS system. 
    • Transcripts sent to OHSU for School of Nursing applications will not be considered. If you opt for professional transcript entry by Nursing CAS, please note that this process will not happen until your application is submitted.

    View information on undergraduate and graduate interview dates

    Please see the application instructions for the required forms.

    Students may request a time limit waiver for our 7-year science (Accbacc, Accbacc to Grad, 3-year programs) or our 5-year statistics prerequisite requirements. To request, submit the following form: Time Limit Waiver

    Post-Master’s DNP Applicants: Clinical hours completed during your master’s program can count toward the clinical hours required for the Post-Master’s DNP program. Please complete the Verification of Clinical Hours form and submit it to the admissions office or attach it to your application.

    Remember to submit by 8:59 p.m. PST (11:59 p.m. EST) on the identified deadline date. The cost to apply is $60.00 for an undergraduate program application and $80.00 for a graduate program application. Please note: the Accelerated bachelor's to Graduate programs are considered a graduate application. Application fee waivers are available through Nursing CAS! For more information, please visit their fee assistance page

    Application deadlines by program

    Application closing dates vary for each program. Explore below to determine the application deadline of your program of interest. Applications postmarked after the priority date are reviewed on a space-available basis.

    Applications close at 11:59 pm on the designated deadline date Eastern Standard Time (EST). You must submit separate applications and separate application fees for each program.

    OHSU only processes submitted and verified applications. Nursing CAS takes on average 4 weeks to verify applications. Please keep this in mind when submitting your application to OHSU. View your application status. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible so that your application review is not delayed. For program and application details please visit our programs page

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    Financial aid

    OHSU recognizes that students and their families may have difficulty financing post-secondary education. To ensure that all qualified students have an opportunity to attend OHSU, the university provides financial assistance through the Registrar and Financial Aid offices.

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (3-year)

    Program campus Application Status Application Deadline Entry Term
    Ashland Closed Feb. 29, 2024 Fall 2024
    Klamath Falls Closed Feb. 29, 2024 Fall 2024
    La Grande Closed Feb. 29, 2024 Fall 2024
    Monmouth Closed Feb. 29, 2024 Fall 2024
    Portland Closed Feb. 15, 2024 Fall 2024

    Accelerated Bachelor in Nursing

    Program Campus Application Status Application Deadline Entry Term
    Bend Closed April 15, 2024 Summer 2024
    Portland Closed Jan. 5, 2024 Summer 2024
    Portland Closed Jan. 5, 2024 Fall 2024
    Portland Closed Jan. 5, 2024 Winter 2025
    Ashland Closed Feb. 7, 2024 Summer 2024
    Ashland Closed Feb. 7, 2024 Fall 2024

    RN to BS Online

    Program start Application Status Application Deadline
    Fall 2024 Open Aug. 1, 2024
    Winter 2024 Closed Dec. 1, 2023
    Spring 2024 Closed Jan. 31, 2024
    Summer 2024 Closed May 14, 2024

    RN to BS (Portland)

    Program start Application Status Deadline
    Fall 2024 Closed April 30, 2024

    Health Systems and Organizational Leadership

    Program Campus Application Status Application Deadline Entry Term
    Fully online Open July 1, 2024 Fall 2024

    Nursing Education

    Program Campus Application Status Application Deadline Entry Term
    Fully online Open May 31, 2024 (Priority) July 14, 2024 (Final) Fall 2024

    RN to BS to Master’s in Nursing Education (OCNE)

    Program Campus Application Status Application Deadline Entry Term
    Online Closed April 30, 2024 Spring & Fall

    Accelerated Bachelor’s to Graduate

    Nursing Program Application Status Application Deadline Entry Term Campus
    Acc Bacc to Family Nurse Practitioner Closed Jan. 5, 2024 Summer 2024 Portland and Ashland
    Acc Bacc to Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Closed Jan. 17, 2024 Summer 2024 Portland
    Acc Bacc to Ph.D. Closed Jan. 5, 2024 Summer 2024 Portland
    Acc Bacc to Nurse Midwifery Closed Nov. 1, 2023 (Priority) Jan. 5, 2024 (Final) Summer 2024 Portland
    Acc Bacc to Psych Mental Health NP Closed Jan. 5, 2024 Summer 2024 Portland and Ashland

    Advanced Practice Nursing

    Nursing Program Application Status Application Deadline Entry Term Campus
    Nurse Anesthesia Closed Oct. 11, 2023 Summer 2024 Portland
    Nurse-Midwifery Closed Nov. 1, 2023 (Priority) Jan. 5, 2024 (Final) Fall 2024 Portland
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Open Aug. 1, 2024 Fall 2024 Portland
    Adult Gero Acute Care NP Open deadline is Dec. 15, 2023 then admitting as space is available Fall 2024 Portland
    Family Nurse Practitioner (Portland) Closed Jan. 5, 2024 Fall 2024 Portland
    Family Nurse Practitioner (Distance) Closed Jan. 5, 2024 Fall 2024 Distance
    Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Closed Jan. 5, 2024 Fall 2024 Portland
    Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (distance) Closed Jan. 5, 2024 Fall 2024 Distance
    Nursing Program Application Status Application Deadline Entry Term Campus
    Post Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice Open June 1, 2024 Fall 2024 Portland
    Ph.D. (post bacc & post masters) Closed Rolling Fall 2024 Portland

    Interview dates

    Many of our undergraduate and graduate admissions committees offer interviews. This allows us to get to know our applicants better. The committee will notify applicants they want to interview. 

    We share interview dates to help applicants plan work and travel schedules. This does not guarantee an interview, and these dates are subject to change. If you apply to multiple undergraduate programs, you may be required to attend multiple interview dates.   

    Accelerated bachelors and three-year bachelors program applicants who are selected to interview will be completing an asynchronous assessment using Kira Talent. 

    Interview invites will be sent out about a month after the application deadline. 

    2024 Interview dates

    Master programs

    • Health Systems and Organizational Leadership (HSOL) – Interviews are scheduled as applications come in.
    • Masters in Nursing Education - No interview required.

    Doctoral programs

    • Nurse Anesthesia - Dec. 7, 8, 12, & 13. Interviews will be part of on-campus visits.
    • Nurse-Midwifery - Jan 11 & 12, 25 & 26, 2024 (virtual)
    • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Interviews are scheduled as applications come in. 
    • Psychiatric Mental Health NP
      • Portland: Feb. 6 & 7, 2024
      • Distance: Feb 13, 2024
    • Family Nurse Practitioner - Feb. 5-9, 2024 (virtual)
    • Adult Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - Feb 16, 2024
    • Ph.D. in Nursing - Interviews scheduled as needed.

    International applicants

    The OHSU School of Nursing welcomes international applicants to most of our programs. Students are considered international applicants if they are not a US citizen or permanent resident. Regardless of whether the individuals have attended high school or college in the US. We are only authorized to provide F1 student visas for our campus-based programs. Thus, international applicants are not eligible for any online, distance or hybrid programs.

    International applicants must submit supplemental information in addition to our standard admission requirements. These are outlined below. 

    The TOEFL exam scores will be used to test your English language skills. You may get information about taking the TOEFL. The OHSU SON requires a minimum TOEFL score of 83 (*iBT) for admission to our programs. We do not accept IELT scores. 

    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    Box 899
    Princeton, N.J. 08540
    609-771-710

    All foreign transcripts must be translated by an official transcript evaluation service. Applicants must provide a course-by-course evaluation that shows:

    • the course name
    • grade received using a U.S. grading scale
    • cumulative grade point average (GPA)
    • degree earned. 

    Applicants with international nursing credentials will need to show that prior nursing education is equal to that offered in the US. We recommend you use CGFNS Credential Evaluation Service for this.

    We recommend applicants with a non-nursing background use the World Education Services (WES) to evaluate international coursework.

    Internationally trained RNs looking to apply to a master's or doctoral program will need to meet licensure requirements. Please contact the Oregon State Board of Nursing for information about obtaining an Oregon RN license. 

    • Applicants must be eligible for an Oregon registered nurse license upon application.
    • Admitted students must be licensed in the state of Oregon prior to matriculation. Proof of Oregon licensure must be provided before the first day of classes.
    • We advise international applicants to start this process early to ensure you are licensed before the start of classes.

    Student veteran resources

    OHSU supports our active duty and veteran students. We are part of Joining Forces, a national initiative to engage all sectors of society to give our service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned. See the resources below to help support your educational goals at OHSU.

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    Contact the OHSU Registrar's Office at veterancert@ohsu.edu  or view their Veterans Affairs Education Benefits page.  For more information, email the OHSU School of Nursing Admissions Office at proginfo@ohsu.edu

    View Senator Merkley's Veterans Services page.

    GI Bill resources
    Montgomery GI Bill®
    Post 9/11 GI Bill®
    Student Veteran help

    GI Bill® is the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) registered trademark. More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the GI Bill website.

    OHSU employees

    OHSU employees taking OHSU courses must notify the academic program of their employment status before registering or accepting admissions. This ensures the activity does not impact their work schedule and removes potential conflicts of interest.