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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.

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Inspiring leaders of the future.

NCLEX Pass Rate of 94.34%

May 2018 pinning ceremony

Congratulations to our recent May 2018 graduates who have a NCLEX pass rate of 94.34%. Innovation, collaboration, and dedication yields amazing results. We're incredibly proud and wish all recent graduates the best in their professional nursing careers.

Rising Stars of Research and Scholarship


DNP students presented their scholarly projects

Our Doctor of Nursing Practice students, Betty Goracke Olguin and Joy Moceri were selected as Rising Stars of Research and Scholarship for Sigma Theta Tau International. As Rising Stars, they presented their DNP Scholarly Projects at Sigma Theta Tau International's Leadership Connection Conference. Through this program, they aim to elevate the nursing profession by showcasing the scholarly contributions of students. Joy's presentation is titled "The Unique Power of Mindfulness on Blood Pressure and Stress Reduction in a Priest Community" and Betty (right) is titled "Using Implementation Science to Initiate Survivorship Care Plan Practice Change." Click here for more information.

Simulation Lab Expansion


The University of Portland - School of Nursing is home to a state-of-the-art model hospital and acute care unit, used to prepare graduate and undergraduate nursing students. The newly remodeled and updated Simulated Health Center will continue to grow and develop in the coming years. 


  • 17 acute care patient beds
  • Six simulation suites 
  • High-fidelity medical manikins 

Improving Public Health


Nursing students build skills through service learning

The School of Nursing was featured on the Oregon Food Bank's Food Matters newsletter! Three years ago, we began a service-learning partnership with the Oregon Food Bank. First-year students learn about nutrition and food insecurity in the classroom and are then paired with a food pantry to help with tasks like set-up, client intake and food demonstrations.