3 Reviews on Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Nursing

For over a century, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Nursing has maintained a commitment to its students as it continues to strive for and surpass excellence while providing a quality nursing education.

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  1. Anonymous
    Nov 1, 7:34 am by
    Overall: 3.7 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 3 stars
    Experience: 4 stars
    Staff: 4 stars
    Academics: 3 stars
    Costs: 3 stars
    Support: 5 stars

    Program: BSN
    Classes: On Campus
    Graduation: 2019

    My Experience

    I'm at the OHSU La Grande campus in the 3-year program. The program challenges my social science understanding of nursing which I like but I feel like it could be more rigorous for the nursing basics and pathophysiology portions. I wish I was in a two year program instead of three. The program feels like its moving at a snail's pace. There's a lot of driving and hotel expenses associated with this program as the clinical locations are in small hospitals in rural locations. The class demographic is mostly white, fresh out of high school or older women with children. A lot of my classmates are Trump supporters. La Grande is a sleepy, conservative town but the surrounding area is gorgeous with lots of outdoor adventure possibilities. It's cheap living in La Grande but not a lot of diversity or things to do outside of class. Frankly, I'm pretty bored here.

    About The Staff

    Most of the staff are very, very kind and helpful. I think the professors are average and a bit too disorganized and too easy. I had better professors at the community college I attended. There was a conflict with administration and staff last year and three instructors left. The OHSU office staff in Portland are TERRIBLE! Good luck getting someone helpful, kind, and knowledgeable on the phone, most are rude and will transfer you to someone who is never at their desk.

  2. Visit Mbells. profile page
    May 6, 10:49 am by
    Overall: 4.7 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 5 stars
    Experience: 5 stars
    Staff: 4 stars
    Academics: 5 stars
    Costs: 4 stars
    Support: 5 stars

    Status: Student
    Program: BSN
    Classes: On Campus
    Graduation: 2019

    My Experience

    I am a current student and have loved it. The classes are difficult and we go through a lot of material quickly but we have a lot of great support to help us get through it. There are a lot of activities to get involved in and all in all, there is a great supportive environment.

    About The Staff

    The staff is awesome. There will always be SOMEONE who is less helpful but overall, everyone is kind and supportive. Instructors have a lot of experience and are always willing to help understand the material. I am so happy that I made the choice to go to OHSU.

  3. Anonymous
    May 2, 9:10 am by
    Overall: 2.3 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 1 stars
    Experience: 1 stars
    Staff: 3 stars
    Academics: 3 stars
    Costs: 4 stars
    Support: 2 stars

    Program: BSN
    Classes: On Campus
    Graduation: 2016

    My Experience

    My experience with OHSU is that they were massively disorganized during the BSN with very unclear instructions, and yet very rigid about assignments, which is a frustrating combination. I've been pretty unhappy during my time at OHSU and haven't felt very well supported by the school.

    About The Staff

    Some staff are wonderful, talented, and truly care. Others should not be in the classroom due to disorganization. Yet some of the worse teachers must have tenure because they are still teaching after many complaints.

    Things To Know

    From talking to hospital staff, I've learned that OHSU graduates have a reputation for being very smart but not having any skills. Managers have told me that they hire OHSU grads because of their potential and that they are worth training even though they show up on day 1 with a poor grasp of clinical nursing skills. They say the community college graduates have better clinical skills. If I were to do it all over again, I would go to community college, start working, and get my bachelor's online. Many hospitals will pay tuition after working for them for a while.


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