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Blog - Nursing Journey at UP

Welcome to the School of Nursing blog! We are storytellers and want to share what the University of Portland School of Nursing is all about! Happy Reading!

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Why I Chose Integrative Health and Wellness

I chose to major in IHW because I went through a life-changing event last year. If it weren't for holistic medicine, I wouldn't have survived through the trauma I had experienced. This new approach, the holistic approach, was what cured me. Yes, I still struggle all the time, but after engaging in the holistic approach, I learned it does get better and there is a way to get through mental and physical hardships. Continue reading.
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Innovative Nursing Program

We are proud to be recognized as an innovative nursing program alongside other universities like, Johns Hopkins, UPenn, and Duke. We recognize that nursing and society are always changing and we want to prepare our students to be able to adapt to any changes the future brings. Thank you to Dr. Bonnie Clipper who mentioned the University of Portland School of Nursing in her article “Advancing Nursing by Redesigning Nursing Education”. You can read the article here.

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Student Experience Video

One of our nursing students, Henry Liang '20, shared his experience on being a student nurse. Hear why he chose nursing and how his time has been at UP. We love sharing our students' stories and hope you enjoy Henry's video.
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Meet Our 2019-2020 Student Ambassadors

Every academic year, we select student nurses to be ambassadors to represent the School of Nursing. They give nursing tours to prospective students, assist with events, help out with social media and more! 


Meet the Ambassadors