Oregon Health & Science University

Portland, OR 97239
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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 LocaleLarge City
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio9:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 55 318
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 1 3
Master's degree 0 7
Doctor's degree - professional practice 8 20
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 94.1%

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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


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Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$379/credit
In State Students$379/credit
Out of State Students$695/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$730/credit
In State Students$730/credit
Out of State Students$730/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $17,055 $17,055 $31,275
ADN 70 $26,530 $26,530 $48,650
BSN 125 $47,375 $47,375 $86,875
FNP 50 $36,500 $36,500 $36,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

No Info Available

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

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Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR 97239

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