Welcome to the University of Portland School of Nursing! We are a vision-led, mission-driven, student-centered leader in nursing education.
Our BSN, MS, and DNP students experience challenging programs that uphold excellence, led by faculty who provide strong support for student achievement.
Innovation and creativity thrive here, as they must if we are to address healthcare transformation within the context of an ever-increasing body of nursing knowledge. In the tradition of our founders, Congregation of Holy Cross, we are committed to develop the minds, the hearts, and the hands of our students into effective leaders who can meet nursing challenges that we have even yet to encounter.
Our graduates are equipped with a holistic view of health and healing, using evidence and theory to guide their care and clinical reasoning. As strong communicators, placing high value on providing both spiritual and culturally competent care to diverse populations, they are prepared to be effective leaders and advocates. They are ready for the challenging and rewarding career that is nursing, and take with them a passion for the profession and commitment to social justice.
I believe nursing is a career with endless opportunities. Yet, whatever the specialty or level of nursing, it is a unique profession that asks us to bring only our best as we stand with those who are suffering or participate in healing. Along with vital skills for health promotion, nursing is most of all profoundly deep, reflective knowledge work. If you wish to grow as a person as well as a nurse, consider us!
Joane T. Moceri, PhD, RN