Rosemary Anderson High School

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The University of Portland School of Nursing (UPSON) 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. 

RAHS is a private, alternative school that is part of the POIC (Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center) that is committed to the future success of at-risk youth up through the age of 25. They have four high schools that serve students from Portland Public School and a few districts in east Multnomah County.

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.

This year, the partnership has grown to include Rosemary Anderson Middle School that involves working with staff and students in a remote educational environment. Two nursing students are placed with each of the four high schools and eight nursing students are placed with its middle school. We, at the UPSON, are grateful to have this opportunity of engagement with RAHS/RAMS.

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