Oregon Health & Science University

Portland, OR 97239

Oregon Health & Science University is a public institution. The campus is in Portland, Oregon. It was established in 1887 as the University of Oregon Medical Department. In 1974, it became an independent institution and took its current name in 2001. The university maintains several partnership programs in the area, including a partnership with PharmD Pharmacy. While the university is now independent, it is still associated with the two hospitals on the campus. These hospitals include the University Hospital and the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. A third hospital is next to the campus, ensuring that students have plenty of access to hands-on clinical training.

The university offers several undergraduate and graduate-level nursing programs. The undergrad programs include BSN, RN to BSN, and accelerated BSN. Graduate programs include MSN, DNP, BSN to DNP, and PhD. These programs are accredited by the CCNE. The accelerated BSN program is designed to be completed in 15 months. Students enrolling in the accelerated program must already have a bachelor’s degree with a non-nursing major. After earning their BSN, they can transition directly to the PhD or DNP program. With the traditional BSN program, students must complete clinical experiences at local public health facilities, including hospitals and outpatient clinics.


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio8:1
Open Admission-
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (DNP, BSN to DNP, PhD)
  4. RN to BSN
  5. Accelerated BSN
  6. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 418
Nurse Anesthetist Master's degree 13
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 15
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery Master's degree 10
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 2
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 14
Critical Care Nursing Master's degree 8
Nursing Education Master's degree 14
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery Post-master's certificate 0
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Critical Care Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Nursing Education Post-master's certificate 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 10
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 32

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Oregon Health & Science University

Clark College
9.49 miles away
Valley Medical College
38.98 miles away
Centralia College
85.09 miles away
Grays Harbor College
113.72 miles away
Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom
115.66 miles away
Clover Park Technical College
116.12 miles away
Tacoma Community College
120.92 miles away
Green River College
127.53 miles away
Yakima Valley College
127.75 miles away
Highline College
131.73 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
12/01/1980 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
06/10/1981 - Current
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
10/21/2009 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/03/2003 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
07/01/2006 - Current

Admission to School

No Info Available

Net Price

This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergrad students in 2015-2016, therefore net price information is not available.

Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $361.00 $662.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $730.00 $730.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

FNSNA Promise of Nursing Scholarships

These scholarships are available to full-time student in selected regions of the U.S. Eligibility is determined by applicant's school/college of nursing's zip code.  Applicants for [...]

Franks Foundation Scholarship

Applicant must be a resident of Deschutes, Crook, Jefferson, Harney, Lake, Grant, or Klamath County, Oregon, be enrolled or planning to enroll full time in an undergraduate or graduate course [...]

Helen Hall and John Seely Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must be Oregon residents who are graduated from a Douglas County high school with a minimum of GPA 3.0 and majoring in medicine, nursing or another health-related field.

Mildred I. Martignone Nurse Scholarship

Applicant must be a resident of  District 7, Oregon Nurses Association, Umatilla County (cities of Adams, Athena, Cayuse, Dale, Gibbon, Helix, Meacham, Milton-Freewater, Pendleton, Pilot [...]

Associates in Behavioral Health Scholarship

Applicants must be residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington. Students must be members of the LGBTQ and allied community and display leadership either within the LGBTQ community [...]

More scholarships

Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Oregon state board of nursing
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR 97239

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