2022-23 University Catalog 
    Apr 22, 2024  
2022-23 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing (OHSU)

Susan Bakewell-Sachs, School of Nursing Dean and Vice President for Nursing Affairs for OHSU
Tamara Rose, Campus Associate Dean
Instructors: S. Brandsness, L. Callahan, B. Ferrer, L. Gimple, M. Gran-Moravec, S. Guest, A. Kohler-Edwards, A. Lowe, C. Neubauer, C. Usher
This program is offered at Oregon Institute of Technology by the Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing, in cooperation with Oregon Tech.

Degree Offered

  • Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing

The OHSU School of Nursing is a health professions leader in academic productivity and innovative educational programming. It is recognized as a model in educating students for careers in nursing at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. In July 1993, the Nursing Program at Oregon Tech became a member of the Statewide Integrated Nursing Education System for Oregon. Campuses are located in: Ashland, at Southern Oregon University; Klamath Falls, at Oregon Institute of Technology; La Grande, at Eastern Oregon University; Monmouth, at Western Oregon University; and Portland, at Oregon Health & Science University. In addition to a basic baccalaureate degree in nursing, the statewide program offers opportunities for RNs seeking B.S. degrees.

Non-nursing coursework may be taken at Oregon Institute of Technology, a community college, or other accredited institutions of higher learning. Pre-nursing majors must apply and be accepted by the OHSU School of Nursing in order to progress into the nursing major. Admission is dependent on a point system which includes academic performance, application essays, and interviews if invited.

The baccalaureate in Nursing Program provides the essential foundation for professional nursing licensure and practice. The Nursing Program, as of fall 2006, includes one year (if courses are begun in summer term, or having transfer credits) or two years of pre-nursing courses and then, after acceptance into the program, three years of professional nursing courses and general courses, as well. Selection into the professional program is competitive.

Nursing courses build upon and complement the liberal arts and science foundation required for professional practice. The graduate of the B.S. program is eligible to complete the registered nursing licensure examination and is prepared to assume responsibility for providing professional nursing care.

Options for Registered Nurses to Obtain a B.S.

There is a process in place for assisting RNs to complete coursework to obtain a B.S. This is an online degree and is not offered on the Oregon Tech campus. Please contact the School of Nursing for information at (866) 223-1811.

Approval and Accreditation

The Nursing Program is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through 2023.


To be considered for admission to the School of Nursing, a student must submit an online application and official transcripts (www.ohsu.edu/son). The application process begins October 1 through February 15. The minimum criteria to apply are:

  • have 30 credits of prerequisite courses completed by the end of fall term
  • have completed the Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • be at the Intermediate Algebra math level
  • have a minimum 3.0 GPA for your prerequisite courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer credits are accepted subject to review by OHSU Registrar’s office for comparability and number of credits which may be granted.

Requirements for Major

Students with a baccalaureate degree in another discipline should see a nursing advisor for requirements with the nursing major.