School of Nursing

Welcome to the University of Portland School of Nursing! We acknowledge the unprecedented time that we are living in and recognize the hardships and challenges that coexist. We also believe we must embrace the opportunities we have for positive change. Our community is committed and dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives that will drive our decisions and actions. Graduates of our programs will become health care professionals who are advocates for social justice. They will empower patients, families, and communities to embrace healthy living and strive for wellness. We believe that social justice lies at the head, heart, and hands of all that we do. 

Inspiring leaders of the future.


                                   Niche ranked us #11 in the 2020 Best Colleges for Nursing in America



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Doctor of Nursing Practice Information Sessions

Interested in earning a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree? Join us for our upcoming virtual information session!


  • DNP-Family Nurse Practitioner 
  • DNP-Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Practitioner to DNP

Session Details:

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Invited to Join an All-Nurse Panel Hosted by Oregon Health Forum

Nurses Out Front: The Future of Nurse-Driven Health Reform

Nurses possess unique health reform priorities forged by front-line experiences as well as patient and community engagement. Explores nurses’ top health reform priorities, including addressing systemic inequities, and consider how they will continue to shape state and federal health policy.


  • Casey Shillam, PhD, RN, Dean and Professor, University of Portland School of Nursing
  • Deborah Riddick, RN, JD, Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Oregon Nurses Association
  • Violet Larry, RN, Clinical Nursing Supervisor, Multnomah County Health Department, Project Director, Healthy Birth Initiative 

Event Details:

  • December 11, 2020
  • Zoom Livestream
  • Password: NURSE2020
  • 10:00 am
  • Free
  • Register