Community Programs


High school students in nurse camp

High School Summer Nurse Camp

The University of Portland School of Nursing & Health Innovations (UPSONHI) is dedicated to creating access for high school students to learn more about the health care field. We want to increase opportunities in nursing to diverse, low-income, and first generation high schoolers. 

This is a free 4-day camp that will allow high schoolers to participate in a wide variety of activities:

  • Complete CPR certification and HIPAA training
  • Learn:
    • Infection control and proper hand washing techniques
    • How to take blood pressure and vitals
    • How to prepare for college and getting into nursing school
    • In the UPSONHI Simulated Health Center

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Harrington Health Clinic

Guided by shared values of service, compassion, and dignity, the University of Portland School of Nursing & Health Innovations and Blanchet House have partnered with Emily Harrington to establish the Harrington Health Clinic (HHC). The clinic is nurse-led and provides primary care, health and wellness, palliative care and telemedicine services to the Blanchet House guests and homeless in our community. 

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Students learning in the skills lab

Rosemary Anderson High School

The University of Portland School of Nursing & Health Innovations (UPSONHI) and Rosemary Anderson High School (RAHS) have a close partnership that began about five years ago. It was established after Instructor Beth Baynes recognized the importance and significance RAHS could have on nursing students. Currently, our undergraduate nursing students are placed at RAHS for their population health clinical course. They provide high-quality health instruction, such as health promotion activities for both students and staff. With an enrollment size of around 100 students at each location, our student nurses and RAHS students have the opportunity to develop trusting relationships and engage in meaningful conversations.

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