Welcome to the University of Portland School of Nursing! We are a strong community dedicated to educating nurses who empower patients, families, and communities to embrace healthy living and strive for wellness. Graduates of our programs become innovative, transformational leaders, who embody academic excellence and integrity. We believe that all nurses are healers, advocates, and healthcare leaders who believe that social justice lies at the head, heart, and hands of all that we do.
- Class of 2014
"Because of UP, I am a holistic-minded oncology nurse, lifetime learner, change-maker, patient and community advocate, and a compassionate, honored witness to human joy and suffering. A lot of words there, but truly I could never say enough to thank UP SON for the influence they have had on my life! My professors and administrators gave me the vocabulary, skills, knowledge, and conviction to last a lifetime in my nursing career and personal life. (Photo: Brooklyn Crape on left and Lauren Bene on right)"
NursingSchoolsAlmanac.com, a web-based resource providing rankings of nursing schools in the U.S., recently selected University of Portland as one of the top 50 nursing schools in the Western United States. The nursing program at UP is ranked at no. 4 in Nursing School Almanac’s inaugural national rankings. The University was also ranked at no. 46 in the almanac’s top 100 nationally ranked nursing schools.