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Frequently Asked Questions for Parents

The recent update from University President Fr. Mark Poorman has brought many questions from parents and students regarding School of Nursing plans for fall semester. We have compiled these questions into a FAQ document for your information.

These are uncertain times for all of us, and we face each and every day with many questions and unknowns. What I am certain of is the exceptional caliber of the School of Nursing faculty and staff. I am certain that our team has spent the entire summer preparing for the fall semester and for clinical practice. I am certain that students will continue to experience the unparalleled passion and support of the most dedicated nursing program in the country. - Dean Casey Shillam

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Cathryn Casey '19 shares about her Jesuit Volunteer Corps experience in rural Bethel, Alaska

Upon Cathryn Casey’s graduation in May 2019, she joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest (JVCNW) as a wellness coordinator in rural Bethel, Alaska for a year of service. The city of Bethel has a population of about 6,000 people and can only be accessed through plane or boat. Bethel is on the Kuskokwim River and is home to the Yup’ik people - the traditional stewards of the land. Cathryn provided wellness activities, tutoring, and mentoring to students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Kuskokwim Campus. 

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Health Care Self-Care Webinar

Join us to learn about effective intervention and treatments for shared trauma, burnout and more! Hosted by the University of Portland School of Nursing's Initiative for Vital Practice, this brief webinar introduces effective interventions and treatments for shared trauma, burnout, and compassion fatigue. This webinar is crafted specifically for healthcare providers on the front lines of the COVID-19 effort. If you wish to be notified about our upcoming self-care webinars, please subscribe to our email notifications.