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Past/present students, OHSU Portland campus (3-year BSN)

Hello!

I was accepted in OHSU's 3-year BSN program at their Portland campus for fall 2010. Although I have read other threads discussing life on the other campuses (Ashland, Klamath Falls, and Monmouth), I am wondering if there are any past/present students out there specifically from the Portland campus.

I would love to hear your overall thoughts on the program: what is a typical week like the first year (class vs. clinical load), clinical experience (type, sites, is there much time in OHSU's clinics/hospitals?), favorite instructors/classes, does it seem like OHSU is fair about hiring OHSU new grads (not necessarily favoritism, but do they have a fair shot)...

Also, have any of you participated in any global or domestic health outreach/learning programs while at OHSU? One reason I was originally drawn to UW-Seattle is that they have pretty stellar global health immersions you can do in the summer.

Have any Oregon nursing students done externships in the summers between school? I am originally from Madison, WI, and the UW there had links with some wonderful externship programs for immersion the summer between junior and senior year.

There are so many good nursing school options between Washington and Oregon. It has been really hard to make a final decision. Reading all the different viewpoints in the threads over one program vs. the other can really make a person' head spin. I would really appreciate any constructive and helpful feedback from those who have first-hand experience with OHSU's Portland 3-year program.

Thanks in advance for you insights. Best of luck to all in your nursing journeys, and hope to see you on the floor some day!

I was hoping to see a reply on here too. I am also curious.

Hello!

I was accepted in OHSU's 3-year BSN program at their Portland campus for fall 2010. Although I have read other threads discussing life on the other campuses (Ashland, Klamath Falls, and Monmouth), I am wondering if there are any past/present students out there specifically from the Portland campus.

I would love to hear your overall thoughts on the program: what is a typical week like the first year (class vs. clinical load), clinical experience (type, sites, is there much time in OHSU's clinics/hospitals?), favorite instructors/classes, does it seem like OHSU is fair about hiring OHSU new grads (not necessarily favoritism, but do they have a fair shot)...

Also, have any of you participated in any global or domestic health outreach/learning programs while at OHSU? One reason I was originally drawn to UW-Seattle is that they have pretty stellar global health immersions you can do in the summer.

Have any Oregon nursing students done externships in the summers between school? I am originally from Madison, WI, and the UW there had links with some wonderful externship programs for immersion the summer between junior and senior year.

There are so many good nursing school options between Washington and Oregon. It has been really hard to make a final decision. Reading all the different viewpoints in the threads over one program vs. the other can really make a person' head spin. I would really appreciate any constructive and helpful feedback from those who have first-hand experience with OHSU's Portland 3-year program.

Thanks in advance for you insights. Best of luck to all in your nursing journeys, and hope to see you on the floor some day!

Hey!

This post posed the very questions I have had these last few weeks. I was hoping since now you've experienced it you could provide some insight if possible.

Thanks so much for your time.

Kind Regards,

Lauren

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