School of Nursing

Undergraduate Program

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Earn your Baccalaureate degree at the OHSU School of Nursing

Develop leadership skills through engagement in evidence-based learning and interprofessional education and practice. Baccalaureate degree programs focus on the development of critical thinking and judgment, understanding of health systems and leadership, interdisciplinary care, public health and communications 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

We offer robust clinical experiences in diverse settings and community placements in unique medical centers. Study at 1 of 5 regional campuses statewide (PortlandAshlandMonmouth, Klamath Falls and La Grande)

Programs

Bachelor of Science Degree
The Bachelor of Science with a major in nursing program prepares graduates to practice in a variety of settings and to care for individuals, families and populations across the lifespan. Graduates achieve competencies that address the rapidly changing health care needs of Oregon's aging and ethnically diverse populations and are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination. Students applying to the BS program are asked to designate their choices for application to any of five OHSU School of Nursing locations throughout the state. Completion time is 3 Years (9 terms)

RNBS Completion
The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science (RNBS) with a major in nursing program prepares graduates to practice in a variety of settings and to care for individuals, families and populations across the lifespan. Graduates achieve competencies that address the rapidly changing health care needs of all Oregonians.

  • Face to face RNBS Completion –This in person program (Portland campus) is for direct transition from an OCNE partner community college (within one year of graduation) Completion time: 9 months (3 terms) full time.
  • Online RNBS Completion –The online program is designed for RNs who have completed their AAS degree in nursing at OCNE partner community colleges or at non-OCNE community colleges. We accept students from across the state and offer fulltime and part-time options.

Accelerated Bachelor of Science Degree
The ABS program is designed to allow those students who currently have or will have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a major other than nursing to take the nursing courses required to get the B.S. with a major in nursing in 15 months (5 terms). Full time options only, on the Portland or Ashland campus.

Dual admissions options

RNBS to Masters

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.

Accelerated Bachelor's to DNP
Earn your bachelor of science with a major in nursing degree in 15 months and transition directly to the 3 year DNP in nursing program in one of our 6 advanced practice specialty areas.

Accelerated Bachelor's to PhD
Earn your bachelor of science with a major in nursing degree in 15 months and transition directly to the PhD in nursing program.

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