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School of Nursing

Welcome to the University of Portland School of Nursing! We are a strong community dedicated to educating nurses and health care professionals 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 health care leaders who believe that social justice lies at the head, heart, and hands of all that we do.

Inspiring leaders of the future.

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School of Nursing professor and DNP Graduate get Published

Dr. Patricia Cox was co-author with DNP graduate Joy Moceri '19, for an article published in The Journal for Nurse Practitioners! Published article: "Mindfulness-Based Practice to Reduce Blood Pressure and Stress in Priests." They explored the connection between mindfulness and improved cardiovascular outcomes, with an emphasis on the priest community. Congratulations Dr. Cox and Joy Moceri on the publication! Read the article here.


School of Nursing featured in the Catholic Sentinel

The University of Portland School of Nursing was featured in the Catholic Sentinel! It was recognized as one of the few Catholic universities to incorporate gerontology into the curriculum. With the new curriculum, the School of Nursing is including more content on gerontology and how to care for the elderly. Read Article Here

Introducing new major and minor, Integrative Health & Wellness Studies

Proud to introduce our incoming new major and minor, Integrative Health & Wellness Studies (IHW), which officially launches in Fall 2019. This IHW degree prepares students to enhance the health, wellness and well-being among individuals, families, populations and communities. As health educators, graduates of this new program will be able to teach concepts of integrative health and guide individuals by providing holistic, wellness-focused education. For more information, please email us at