Oregon MSN Programs

Oregon Health & Science University: RN to MN Program Review
Oregon Health & Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239
Oregon Health & Science University has two campuses in Oregon. It is commonly referred to as OHSU. The main OHSU campus is located in Portland with an additional campus in Hillsboro. The university holds the distinction of being the only one of its kind in Oregon, with a focus on healthcare programs and research. The university was formally established in 1974 as a merger between the University of Oregon Medical School, Dental School and School of Nursing.

The OHSU School of Nursing has campuses in Ashland, Monmouth, Portland, Klamath Falls, and La Grande in addition to online courses. Several nursing bodies accredit nursing masters programs at Oregon Health & Science University including the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs and Commission for Midwifery Education. Nursing masters tracks available at Oregon Health & Science University include the following:

Family Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Midwifery

Nurse Anesthesia

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Education (Students choose a focus in community nursing, mental health nursing or adult-Gerontological nursing)

Health Systems and Organizational Leadership

Public Health

The nursing education track is offered online. Accelerated programs are available in the Psychiatric Mental Health and Nurse Midwifery specializations. Applicants to the RN to MN nursing programs at Oregon Health & Science University should have an Oregon nursing license or be eligible to receive a license prior to beginning classes. Applicants to the Master of Science in nursing program should have a BSN or bachelors degree with a nursing major earned with a 3.0 or higher GPA.

University of Portland: RN to MS Program Review

University of Portland

5000 N Willamette Blvd

Portland, OR 97203

The University of Portland is a private, Catholic higher education institution. The Congregation of the Holy Cross established the University of Portland in1901. The organization is also known for establishing the University of Notre Dame. The University of Portland was originally named Columbia University.

Two masters tracks, Clinical Nurse Leader and Nurse Educator are offered at the University of Portland School of Nursing. The nursing masters courses are delivered as a hybrid program with a full or part time option making it possible for working nurses to complete their masters degree while maintaining their career. The RN to MS program can be completed in 6 to 8 semesters of study. Graduates of both nursing masters programs may pursue certification in their area of study.

A prerequisite course in statistics is required as part of the nursing masters curriculum, though there is not a time restriction on when it must be completed. Nurses interested in the masters in nursing program should have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above is required. Students should have a score of 150 or higher on the new version of the Graduate Record Exam along with a 3.5 or higher writing score. Students who have taken previous GRE versions should have a minimum score on 500.