Private BSN

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    Hello:

    I am currently in a BSN program at a private institution called West Coast University in Los Angeles, CA.

    Although tuition is over #30,000 a year, it is an amazing program.

    You apply and go straight into a three year nursing program with a graduation date set and everything.

    No wait lists, no point system, nothing.

    Unfortunately, I will have to move up to Portland, Oregon for family reasons.

    I am excited about coming to beautiful Portland, but is there any similar institution in Portland?

    Thanks a bunch!

    PS: I'm totally checking out the Hawthorne area for apartments, and I think I'm in love.

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    Linfield College has a great program. Well respected and it is one of 4 BSN programs in the area. The program's history dates back to the first nursing program in Oregon. It's a private college so the student-staff ratios are great. If you have a previous bachelors degree, you may qualify for the Accelerated BSN program.
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    Quote from hellosandyp
    Hello:

    I am currently in a BSN program at a private institution called West Coast University in Los Angeles, CA.

    Although tuition is over #30,000 a year, it is an amazing program.

    You apply and go straight into a three year nursing program with a graduation date set and everything.

    No wait lists, no point system, nothing.

    Unfortunately, I will have to move up to Portland, Oregon for family reasons.

    I am excited about coming to beautiful Portland, but is there any similar institution in Portland?

    Thanks a bunch!

    PS: I'm totally checking out the Hawthorne area for apartments, and I think I'm in love.

    Are you looking to transfer into a nursing program? How far along are you in your current program?

    Welcome to Oregon :-)

    There are three private and one kinda public, kinda private school for BS in nursing degrees.

    Linfield, as was mentioned
    George Fox University
    University of Portland

    are the private schools

    then there's Oregon Health & Science University (part of the Oregon State University System, but not as well)

    Best of luck as you figure out your plan :-D

    Peace,
    CuriousMe
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    All of the nursing programs in portland are very highly competitive, do stuff based on GPA, points, other certifications and other test scores.
    Right now I'm at Walla Walla University - School of Nursing and it rocks, it's a BSN program and I transfered in for 2 years (it by Adventist Medical Center.
    Like other people have said,
    Linfield
    OHSU
    University of Portland
    Concordia
    and other community colleges that are in OCNE (transfer to OHSU for BSN)
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    Linfield College - Portland Campus, University of Portland and Walla Walla University have well established programs. George Fox University and Concordia University are the newest programs in the area. OHSU isn't a private system.
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    Quote from OregonBSN
    Linfield College - Portland Campus, University of Portland and Walla Walla University have well established programs. George Fox University and Concordia University are the newest programs in the area. OHSU isn't a private system.
    Actually OHSU is both public and private. It isn't a regular school in the Oregon University System; it isn't funded in the same ways as schools in the Oregon University System and overall makes it's own policies.
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    Quote from CuriousMe
    Actually OHSU is both public and private. It isn't a regular school in the Oregon University System; it isn't funded in the same ways as schools in the Oregon University System and overall makes it's own policies.
    A school in this state is either public or private, not both. Since the school was founded it has been a public institution. Even the State of Oregon lists OHSU as a public institution. It need not be part of the OUS to be a public school. If you do your research you will find that OHSU budget is set by the State's Ways & Means Education Subcommittee - I don't think you can get more public than that.

    What does make OHSU different than other universities is that the university provides health services which they can charge for. OHSU relies heavily on income from these services to fund its research and educational endeavors. So yes they do get funded a little differently than the other universities in Oregon. This fee-for-service income does not make it semi-private.

    Are policies different? Of course. And every institution has their own agenda and policies. I would wager that the state deals with OHSU differently because of the revenue it generates, hence the taxes the state earns. Another reason may be that OHSU is the state's only health sciences university, so obviously they have a much different agenda in comparison to Oregon State or that other school.

    So I stand by my original statement that OHSU is a public university. It may not fall under the same umbrella that the Oregon University System but it is a public institution. My apologies CuriousMe, but your statement is inaccurate.
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    Quote from OregonBSN
    A school in this state is either public or private, not both. Since the school was founded it has been a public institution. Even the State of Oregon lists OHSU as a public institution. It need not be part of the OUS to be a public school. If you do your research you will find that OHSU budget is set by the State's Ways & Means Education Subcommittee - I don't think you can get more public than that.

    What does make OHSU different than other universities is that the university provides health services which they can charge for. OHSU relies heavily on income from these services to fund its research and educational endeavors. So yes they do get funded a little differently than the other universities in Oregon. This fee-for-service income does not make it semi-private.

    Are policies different? Of course. And every institution has their own agenda and policies. I would wager that the state deals with OHSU differently because of the revenue it generates, hence the taxes the state earns. Another reason may be that OHSU is the state's only health sciences university, so obviously they have a much different agenda in comparison to Oregon State or that other school.

    So I stand by my original statement that OHSU is a public university. It may not fall under the same umbrella that the Oregon University System but it is a public institution. My apologies CuriousMe, but your statement is inaccurate.
    Your apologies are accepted, but my statement is completely accurate. OHSU is a hybrid of public and private university. It is listed on OUS's webpage as an affiliate of the Oregon University System. It is it's own nonprofit corporation, it has different acceptance and tuition policies than Oregon University System School's, it doesn't accept WUE, and isn't part of the state-wide student programs such as the OUS student health insurance program.

    It is a hybrid of public and private university. Not sure what your ax to grind is...that is what the university is classified as....it was explained to us in orientation.

    So, while it might not meet OregonBSN's qualifications of a private university, the State of Oregon and the Oregon Health & Science University itself considers it a hybrid of public and private university.


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