Hello all Oregon Nurses!
Does anyone know anything about the University of Portland traditional BSN program? Is it well-known in the area and does it produce well-prepared nurses? I was also looking into their Providence Scholarships, where students commit three years of work at a Providence hospital in exchange for full tuition reimbursment. Is this a good or bad idea?
Thanks so much,
Jun 6, '04
Hello there. I have just graduated this Spring from UP and am part of the first batch of Providence Scholars. I felt that the UP program really prepared me well for nursing, although the program is constantly changing. The Providence Scholar program is great and your wages during the three years with Providence are competitive. It is a relief to know that I have a job upon graduation and don't have to deal with interviews as the scholarship interviews were our job interviews. I also appreciate the guarantee of full time work. As a scholar, we can also request unit changes if our hours are being cut below full time. The program is mainly intended to fill medicaul surgical positions, but specialties were granted to many graduates this year and movement within the system during your three years is permitted. I would encourage all to apply for the Scholarship program as it made nursing school much more affordable for me!
Last edit by SarahRN on Jun 6, '04