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OHSU School of Nursing’s New Campus at Western Oregon University in Monmouth

OHSU - Oregon Health Science University

For more information about the OHSU School of Nursing,
please contact:

OHSU School of Nursing
Office of Recruitment,
Admissions and Progression
Phone: 503 494-7725
E-mail: proginfo@ohsu.edu
Web site: www.ohsu.edu/

WOU - Western Oregon University

For more information about
Western Oregon University,
please contact:

Western Oregon University
Office of Admissions
Phone: (877)877-1593
E-mail: wolfgram@wou.edu

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.

School of Nursing – Monmouth Campus

Students on campus lawn
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

Medical student with stethescope
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 application materials, including signature page, coursework form, and official transcripts from all institutions, must be postmarked and sent to the OHSU School of Nursing office of Admissions by the February 15 deadline.
  • Applicants must have (or be in progress to show) at least 30 quarter credits of prerequisites accumulated including Anatomy and Physiology I and Math 95 or higher by the February 15 application deadline.
  • If an applicant is in progress with his/her prerequisite courses when he/she applies, winter term transcripts must be submitted by the first Friday in April. Students who are selected for admission to the nursing program must complete the remaining credits to a total of 45 quarter credits prior to matriculation.
  • A minimum prerequisite G.P.A. of 3.0 is required to be eligible for application review. Only prerequisite courses will be used in the G.P.A. calculation. The OHSU School of Nursing appreciates diversity among our students, faculty and staff, and seeks to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for all members of the School of Nursing community to thrive. Applicants are selected for admission regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other applicable basis in law.

Prerequisite Coursework

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.

  • Anatomy and Physiology, 12 quarter credits
  • Math 95 or higher, 4 quarter credits or competency exam
  • Nutrition, 3 quarter credits
  • Written English/English Composition (WR 121 and 122 or equivalent), 6 quarter credits
  • Social Science electives, 6 quarter credits
  • Humanities elective, 3 quarter credits
  • Human Development (lifespan), 3 quarter credits
  • Electives, to equal 45 total prerequisite quarter credits

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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The Office of Admissions toll-free at 1-877-877-1593 | or e-mail: wolfgram@wou.edu
Location: APSC room 408

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