Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) | University of Portland

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


  • First and only fully accredited simulated health center in Oregon
  • 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 Partnerships



We collaborate with a wide variety of clinical partners to deliver clinical learning experiences for our students. Our BSN program prioritizes care for populations with an emphasis on clinical learning in community-based settings. We also sustain Dedicated Education Units with community health, acute care, post-acute care, school-based nursing, ambulatory care, and mental health settings. 


Learn more about our Center for Clinical Excellence.

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