Admission to the nursing program is competitive, based on a number of criteria including prerequisite GPA and face-to-face Interviews. Prior experience in the medical field is a plus. The application opens on about October 1st each year and closes on February 15 each year. Those admitted begin classes in the fall. Prior to September admission, a number of courses must be completed including a full series of Anatomy & Physiology, Math, Human Growth and Development, Nutrition, Writing, Microbiology, and additional courses. (see program of study examples)
Prior to applying, students must complete a minimum of 30 college credits. Those credits must include one term of Anatomy and Physiology and Intermediate Algebra or higher. Classes taken during Winter term will not be counted in that requirement. For this reason, most students spread the prerequisite courses over two years. (see Application Instructions)
Students accepted to the OHSU Nursing program will spend three years (beginning in September) on the Oregon Tech campus with clinical placements in and around the Klamath Basin, completing the nursing courses, clinical experiences and other required non-nursing courses. Students who successfully complete the program will graduate from OHSU with their B.S. in Nursing. Graduates are prepared to pass the NCLEX national licensing exam, qualified to practice as Registered Nurses in Oregon or other states.