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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Program

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The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Nursing mission is leadership in nursing and health care through thoughtful innovation in healing, teaching and discovery. The OHSU nursing program prepares students with the knowledge, skills and clinical judgement to respond to dynamic and changing health care environments.

The OHSU School of Nursing is a statewide system of higher education whose faculty, staff and students extend to five campuses with major educational access sites throughout Oregon. We offer undergraduate, master and doctoral level nursing programs statewide. Admission for all programs is considered competitive and most programs require pre-requisite coursework prior to admission.

For more information about the available nursing programs that are offered statewide or those that are offered on the Monmouth campus, contact the OHSU Office of Admissions at 503-494-7725 or at proginfo@ohsu.edu. For course descriptions and degree requirements, see the OHSU School of Nursing course catalog at https://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/schools/school-of-nursing/students/catalog-and-handbook.cfm.

Learning Outcomes

OHSU School of Nursing participates in the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE) and the OCNE competencies are based on a view of nursing as a theory-guided, evidenced-based discipline.

The competencies recognize that effective nursing requires a person with particular values, attitudes, habits and skills. Accordingly there are two categories of competencies: professional competencies and nursing care competencies. Professional competencies define the values, attitudes and practices that a competent nurse embodies and may share with members of other professions.

Nursing care competencies define relationship capabilities that nurses need to work with clients and colleagues, the knowledge and skills of practicing the discipline and competencies that encompass understand of the broader health care system. In all cases, the client is defined as the recipient of care, considered an active participant in care and includes the individual, family or community.

Nursing care competencies recognize that a competent nurse provides safe care across the lifespan directed toward the goals of helping the client promote health, recover from acute illness and/or manage a chronic illness and support a peaceful and comfortable death.

A complete list of these competencies can be located within the OHSU School of Nursing catalog/student handbook at https://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/schools/school-of-nursing/students/catalog-and-handbook.cfm.


The OHSU School of Nursing undergraduate and master’s programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; the accrediting body of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The OHSU School of Nursing is accredited through the year 2023.

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