School of Nursing

Welcome to the University of Portland School of Nursing! We are a strong community dedicated to educating nurses and healthcare professionals who empower patients, families, and communities to embrace healthy living and strive for wellness. Graduates of our programs become innovative, transformational leaders, who embody academic excellence and integrity. We believe that all nurses are healers, advocates, and healthcare leaders who believe that social justice lies at the head, heart, and hands of all that we do.

Inspiring leaders of the future.

Prepare to Lead: Announcing New Master's Programs

SON deans and program directors
  • 67,000 open healthcare professional leadership positions anticipated by 2024.
  • Healthcare systems need leaders who drive quality and innovative practice.
  • Do you see yourself as an emerging leader? Be part of the solution.

We are pleased to announce two new master program offerings (approved and accepting applicants):

Bachelor’s degree in any field and current healthcare experience? Join the Quality & Safety track – see program highlights.

Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and current healthcare experience? Join the Innovation in Health Systems or Quality & Safety track  - see program highlights.

Direct questions to 503.943.7211 or


Dean Joane Moceri named 2017 University of Washington Tacoma Outstanding Alumna

Joane Moceri

University of Portland School of Nursing dean Joane Moceri was named as the 2017 Outstanding Alumna of the University of Washington Tacoma’s Nursing & Healthcare Leadership Program in June. Moceri is a former UW Tacoma faculty member and received her master of nursing degree from the school.

Moceri received her award at University of Washington Tacoma’s Master of Nursing hooding ceremony. In presenting the award, director of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership Sharon Gavin Fought cited Moceri’s “leadership, wisdom, and tremendous capacity to work with and on behalf of others.”


Matt Hogge

Matt Hogge BSN '11 & DNP '15

"Matt is a proud University of Portland graduate who earned both his undergraduate nursing degree and doctor of nursing practice (DNP) on The Bluff. He is a family nurse practitioner who cares for patients of all ages, and also the medical director at the La Clinica Wellness Center in Medford. Matt leads a stellar team of 30+ employees including seven providers who adeptly care for a disadvantaged population of low socioeconomic patients in Southern Oregon. In addition to seeing a wide spectrum of patients, he also teaches cooking, nutrition, and exercise classes to any of his patients who are interested. His practice is largely focused on preventative medicine, lifestyle modification, and healing through nutrition. Matt has utilized his doctor of nursing practice expertise to design, build and implement a number of programs at La Clinica. His interest in holistic health was the impetus for starting a Functional Medicine program at the Wellness Center. Functional Medicine utilizes a root cause analysis of disease and implements a systematic team based approach to care. The Functional Medicine team helps people to create and achieve their own health related goals while minimizing pharmaceutical intervention. "

Learn more about the DNP program

School of Nursing Ranked no. 4 in the West by NursingSchoolsAlmanac

Joane Moceri sitting in desk smiling with students in lab coats and faculty member, a web-based resource providing rankings of nursing schools in the U.S., recently selected University of Portland as one of the top 50 nursing schools in the Western United States. The nursing program at UP is ranked at no. 4 in Nursing School Almanac’s inaugural national rankings. The University was also ranked at no. 46 in the almanac’s top 100 nationally ranked nursing schools.

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University of Portland
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.,
Portland, Oregon 97203-5798