Apr 23, 2024  
2022-23 Academic Catalog 
2022-23 Academic Catalog [NOT CURRENT CATALOGS]

Nursing (OHSU Program)

Oregon Health Science University (OHSU)

School of Nursing


The undergraduate nursing program on the La Grande campus is housed in the EOU Science building. It is a three-year program designed to allow students to complete the nursing and non-nursing courses necessary to achieve the Bachelor of Science with a major in nursing degree. The nursing degree is granted by OHSU, however students can be dually enrolled with OHSU and EOU.

The nursing program prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and clinical judgment necessary to respond to dynamic and changing health care environments. Faculty integrate theory, practice, and research into the program and are actively engaged in promoting the health and well-being of local communities.

OHSU is part of the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE) and the undergraduate curriculum is designed to teach core competencies in an integrated manner where students engage their clinical judgment and are prepared to work in complex health systems. The Clinical Simulation Skills Suite allows students use high fidelity technology to acquire hands-on practice of their nursing skills in realistic clinical scenarios using lifelike simulation mannequins. OHSU nursing students attending the La Grande campus have the benefit of EOU resources and facilities such as the Pierce Library, Bookstore, Fitness Center, and McKenzie Theatre.

The application submission deadline is February 15 of each year. Please find more information about the prerequisites and online application process at www.ohsu.edu/son or by contacting the OHSU Office of Admissions directly.

Admission Information

For more information on the available nursing programs offered by OHSU please contact the Office of Admissions at 503-494-7725 or at proginfo@ohsu.edu. Additional information about application prerequisites, deadlines and course descriptions can be found in the OHSU School of Nursing course catalog at: www.ohsu.edu/son.


In 1979 the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Nursing established an undergraduate nursing program on the Eastern Oregon University (EOU) campus in La Grande, Oregon. The two institutions developed the program in response to the ongoing critical need for educating and retaining baccalaureate prepared nurses in rural underserved areas of eastern Oregon. On July 1, 1993 the Oregon University System integrated all of the state’s higher education nursing programs under the administration of OHSU.

Over the years, OHSU has grown its undergraduate nursing program to include five campuses; Ashland, Klamath Falls, La Grande, Monmouth, and Portland. In addition, OHSU offers an online RN-BS program as well as nine other graduate nursing programs. Offering the nursing degree on the EOU’s campus is an exemplary model that blends the delivery of comprehensive nursing care to rural Oregonians.


The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has accredited the Bachelor of Science (BS) in nursing, Master of Nursing (MN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree programs through Spring of 2023.


PDF of the OHSU Bachelor of Science in Nursing