Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Forge your own direction at the University of Portland

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 health care 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 UP School of Nursing & Health Innovations is proud to offer an innovative and student-centered concept-based BSN curriculum. The program of study focuses on building knowledge and skills in:

  • Population Health
  • Leadership
  • Holistic Generalist Nursing Care
  • Health Care Innovations
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Social Justice 

Simulated Health Center


  • Expertly crafted patient scenarios that immerse students in caring for complex patients
  • Debriefing sessions following each simulated experience
  • Trained medical actors known as Standardized Patients and high-fidelity medical manikins
  • Guided by expert faculty and Certified Healthcare Simulation Educators
  • Wearable technology allowing to simulate complex medical findings on our medical actors

Learn more and get a tour of our state-of-the-art Simulated Health Center.

Clinical Placements



We collaborate with clinical partners to operate Dedicated Education Units with medical/surgical, post-acute care, school based nursing, ambulatory care, and mental health settings. Our clinical partners include:


Learn more about our Dedicated Education Units.

What our students think about the School of Nursing & Health Innovations

Alumni Highlight

Nursing graduate getting pinned

Alex Seto '20

"University of Portland has given me some of the best years of my life. It is where I discovered my passion for nursing and where I have crossed paths with some of the most amazing people. My experience on The Bluff has helped me to grow into the person I am today. I am so grateful for every opportunity and to have been a part of the UP community through these last four years!" - Alex Seto