OHSU School of Nursing’s New Campus at Western Oregon University in Monmouth
OHSU School of Nursing
The OHSU School of Nursing has played a key role in training nurses since it was founded in 1926. With a history of academic and clinical excellence and a commitment to the mission of teaching, healing, community service and research, the school provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to learn in a health care and research oriented environment.
The OHSU School of Nursing has five campuses in Oregon. The newest campus addition is the Monmouth campus, where students have access to the active campus life and individual attention at Western Oregon University while working with premiere OHSU nursing faculty in state-of-the-art facilities. The nursing program at the OHSU Monmouth campus is designed for students to be dually enrolled at OHSU and WOU. Students earn a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing from OHSU. The OHSU nursing program on the WOU campus offers students the opportunity to obtain their R.N. license while giving them the necessary leadership, education and clinical experience to prepare them for future opportunities within the nursing profession.
Western Oregon University
At Western Oregon University, students come first.
Established in 1856, WOU is Oregon’s oldest public university and is committed to providing a quality undergraduate education. Western’s beautiful campus in the Willamette Valley with a view of the Coast Range provides a safe and nurturing environment for learning.
WOU’s diverse course offerings provide challenging learning experiences that extend well beyond the traditional classroom. At Western, a personalized education is our faculty’s first priority. The average class size of 24 students offers students a unique, high-quality learning environment where technology, resources, and opportunities for students build the potential for exciting futures and careers.
At WOU, students can be involved in a wide spectrum of student activities, including NCAA Division II athletics, cultural events, service learning programs, and the performing arts. Located in the city of Monmouth, just twenty minutes west of Salem and an hour from the Oregon coast and Portland, WOU off ers a town and country environment, making it easy to experience the best of what Oregon has to offer.
Why Consider WOU?
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The nursing program is designed as a four-year program where interested students take 45 quarter credits of prerequisite courses prior to matriculating to the OHSU School of Nursing. The prerequisite courses can be taken at any accredited institution prior to enrolling; however, all of the prerequisite courses are offered at Western Oregon University (please see prerequisite coursework listing that follows). Once admitted to the OHSU School of Nursing, students take a combination of nursing and non-nursing courses over three years, earning a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing. The OHSU School of Nursing does not provide general education courses, so students are dually enrolled at OHSU and WOU to complete required coursework. Both OHSU and WOU support technology in the classroom, and courses are off offered in a variety of formats: traditional classroom settings, online, video-conferencing, and in lab and clinical rotations. Clinical experiences are at agencies located in multiple sites throughout Oregon.
Applying to the OHSU School of Nursing
Students are admitted once a year during the fall term and must apply to the OHSU School of Nursing. Applications to the School of Nursing are available online beginning October 1 with a submission deadline of February 15.
Applicants must have the following to apply:
All students admitted to the OHSU School of Nursing must have completed the below 45 quarter credits of lower division prerequisites for a grade of “C” or better at an accredited institution prior to enrolling.
Please see the prerequisite equivalency guide at www.ohsu.edu/son to see which Western Oregon University courses will count towards these prerequisite requirements.
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