Undergraduate Programs

Through innovative relational teaching, our students achieve academic excellence in a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program that will transform the future of health and healthcare. University of Portland (UP) students are prepared as professional nurses who lead clinical practice from a place of integrity and with a commitment to social justice for the most vulnerable populations in all settings across the continuum of healthcare delivery. UP nurses understand the importance of attaining optimal health and wellness for everyone, despite social, economic, or health-related factors, and they strive for resilience in the face of whatever health challenges their patients, families, or communities may encounter.

The BSN program of study focuses on building knowledge and skills in:

• Population health
• Leadership
• Holistic generalist nursing care
• Healthcare innovations
• Evidence-based practice
• Social justice


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BSN Program - pre-licensure entry

Enrollment into the baccalaureate of science in nursing program is available as an incoming freshman or as a transfer student. 

Freshman Entry
Transfer Entry

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RN to BSN - post-licensure entry

Enrollment into the RN-BSN program is available to nurses who have an associates degree and wish to earn a baccalaureate degree in nursing.

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Financing Your Nursing Education

Explore the multiple strategies available to support students in attaining financial assistance for nursing education.

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