BSN Programs in Oregon

Concordia University
2811 NE Holman St
, Portland OR 97211
Nurse training at Concordia University encourages the practice of compassion and Christian service in every level of the curriculum. The curriculum is designed to take four years with the first two reserved for general education and nursing prerequisite courses. Upon completion of these, students who have achieved the required professional nursing admission requirements may apply to take the nursing cohort for the next 2 years including summer sessions.

There are three pathways through which students can be admitted to Concordia for the nursing program; freshman option for students who have not completed any college credits, transfer sophomores for students who have pending prerequisites and transfer juniors who wish to enter the professional program directly.  Freshmen who meet the required admission requirements have the advantage of going direct to the BSN cohort without being subjected to competitive selections. It is important to note that all applicants eying the upper division cohort must have taken a Certified Nursing Assistant course and be a CNA prior to the fall start date of the junior level.


George Fox University

414 Meridian St, Newberg OR 97132

George Fox University is a Christian university that delivers a nursing program that trains nurses who are imitators of Christ in service, caring and giving hope. The bachelor of nursing program is built upon a strong liberal arts foundation and Christian values designed for the first year of college. Upon completing two semester of freshman year, qualified students may apply for admission in the 6-semester nursing major. Upper division nursing courses start once annually in the fall semester of the sophomore level. Freshman students who declared nursing and maintained a GPA of 3.3 in the freshman level course are given priority admission to the nursing program. All other students who do not meet this benchmark plus transfer students are subject to be reviewed for the competitive admission process.


Linfield College

2255 NW Northrup St, Portland OR 97210

Linfield college undergraduate nursing program is a transfer only upper division nursing tracks designed for students who have completed all prerequisites courses at any accredited college, university or Linfield- McMinnville campus. The program is fully accredited by CCNE and accepts only junior level applicants who have completed a Certified Nurse Aide course.  The major is offered at the university’s Portland campus and prepare students to apply for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. There are many interesting features about the nursing major including multicultural nursing immersions, sophomore semester abroad in various destinations in the Middle East, England, Mexico, Austria, and Costa Rica among others. For first time semester abroad sessions, students receive return airfares from the university.  There is also an optional January term travel where students can take some of their courses in numerous destinations across the globe for a period of 4 weeks.  Linfield is also home to a number of nursing organizations including Xi Mu chapter of Sigma Theta Tau


Oregon Health & Science University

3181 S.W Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland OR 97239

OHSU has a unique undergraduate nursing program leading to the Bachelor of Science in nursing degree. The uniqueness is due to the fact that it is offered in partnership with several community colleges in Oregon. This is under the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education with Mt. Hood, Umpqua, Southwestern, Rogue, Oregon Tech, Portland, Clackamas Lane and Blue mountain Community Colleges. This arrangement allows for enrollment of many students seeking the BSN in the many locations. The program provides a competency-based common curriculum that culminates to a 4-year bachelor’s degree. Admission is offered on a dual-enrollment or co-admission basis so as to facilitate completion of the 4-year degree program.  Basically, students start with lower division nursing courses at any of the 8 community colleges.  Upon completion of these courses, students can transfer to any of the 5 campuses of OHSU at Portland, Klamath, Monmouth, La Grande and Ashland for the upper division and professional nursing courses. Ultimately, students become eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam to become registered nurses.


Oregon Institute of Technology

3201 Campus Dr, Klamath Falls OR 97601

The Bachelor of Science in nursing is offered under the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education.  This program is designed to prepare students take all the lower division general education and support courses required for the BS in nursing degree. These courses are estimated to take the first two years of college life. Students who successfully complete these gain first-hand consideration for admission and enrollment at Oregon Health & Sciences University to take the upper division nursing courses. The beauty of this track is that even after enrollment for upper division courses, students can complete all courses at Oregon Tech. The BS in nursing degree is offered by OHSU and students become eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam.


University of Portland

5000 N. Willamette Blvd, Portland OR 97203

The nursing undergraduate degree at the University of Portland has lower and upper division phases preparing students to take the registered nurses licensure exam. Students who enter the program as freshmen start by taking the lower division courses in the 1st and sophomore years. After completion, 4-year students with an average GPA of 2.7 or higher become eligible to apply for the upper division. On the other hand, transfer applicants are expected to have completed all required lower division credits required for the Bachelor of Science in nursing degree at any accredited university or college. To be eligible to transfer to University of Portland, such credits must carry an average GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 basis.  Although the university has two admission periods for fall and spring semesters, the fall semester is exclusively reserved for 4-year UP students allowing transfer students to only fills any slots if spaces become available. Otherwise, transfer students are offered equal admission with traditional UP students for the nursing major during the spring admission cycle. The nursing program has several exciting opportunities including the Omicron Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, UP students Nurses Association, Air force and Army ROTC scholarships and study abroad opportunities.