Nurse Practitioner (NP) Programs in Oregon
Becoming a nurse practitioner in Oregon requires applicants for np certification hold a valid, unencumbered Oregon registered nurse license and complete a master's degree in nursing program with a nurse practitioner specialization in the area or field you will seek certification and ultimately practice. The master's degree in nursing must be NLNAC or CCNE accredited. The nurse practitioner program must also meet the educational requirements that have been set by the Oregon State Board of Nursing - Nurse Practice Act under standards for nurse practitioner programs rule: OAR 851-050-0001, which can be found at (http://governor.oregon.gov/OSBN/pdfs/npa/Div50.pdf)*. What this means is that you will need to research the nurse practitioner programs offered in the state of Oregon to make sure they meet these requirements. The programs listed below should meet the requirements, but please confirm with the schools when contacted.
Between the online/distance learning and campus based nurse practitioner programs offered in Oregon there is quite a range of offerings. Online nurse practitioner programs will need to meet the requirements set forth in OAR 851-050-0001, so again inquire when contacting the programs. Online formats have become increasingly popular for busy professional nurses as well as those nurses based in rural locations without convenient access to a college or university campus that offers a nurse practitioner program. Clinical requirements are completed at clinical sites arranged by a nursing program advisor and a clinical site facility professional. Every effort is made to arrange for the clinical requirements to take place in the student's local geography. The online nurse practitioner programs listed below accept students from the state of Oregon, request information from them to learn more.
Nurse practitioner salaries in Oregon vary by specialization, location, facility, experience and other factors, but for a ballpark figure the Advance for Nurse Practitioners 2007 Salary Survey reported that the average annual salary for nurse practitioners in Oregon was $85,703. The job outlook for nurse practitioners should be quite positive as health care organizations in Oregon move toward more cost-effective strategies for patient care, which involves more patients being seen by nurse practitioners. You might also be interested in the other MSN programs offered in Oregon. Get started researching programs by contacting the schools below.
*(Sources: Oregon State Board of Nursing)
Online Nurse Practitioner Programs Offered in Oregon
Maryville University - St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.
Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - AGNP)
- Click Here for information about the Maryville University Online MSN programs.
University of Cincinnati - College of Nursing
The University of Cincinnati - College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The MSN - Nurse Midwifery online program is accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).
Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Specializations: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Midwifery, Clinical Nurse Specialist - Nurse Educator)
- Click Here for information about the University of Cincinnati Online MSN programs.
Frontier Nursing University - Distance Education
The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.
Programs Offered: Online ADN - MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN - (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)
- Click Here for more information about the Frontier Nursing University distance education programs.
Graceland University - School of Nursing
The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student's community.
Online Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN - (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)
- Click Here to request information from Graceland University.
Philadelphia University - Distance Education
The Midwifery Institute is accredited by the American Commission for Midwifery Education.
Programs Offered: MS Completion Program - Midwifery, MS in Disaster Medicine and Management, MS - Midwifery.
Schools Based in Oregon Offering Nurse Practitioner Programs
Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing
The School of Nursing undergraduate and master programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
Programs Offered: BSN, Accelerated BSN, Online RN to BSN, MSN - (Specializations: Family NP, Psychiatric Mental Health NP, Nurse Anesthesia, Certified Nurse Midwifery, Community Health Nursing Education, Gerontological Nursing Education), Post - Master's Certificate, BS to PhD, PhD, DNP
- Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Nursing--Portland, 3455 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Rd. (SN-5S), Portland, OR 97239-2941, PH: 503-494-7444
University of Portland School of Nursing
The School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
Programs Offered: BSN, MS - AEM UP (Alternate Entry master’s at UP – for students with a non-nursing degree - these students earn an MS clinical nurse leader specialty), MS degree in nursing - clinical nurse leader specialty, RN-MS - (for people with associate degree and have an RN - clinical nurse specialty), Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) - family nurse practitioner specialty
- University of Portland School of Nursing, Buckley Center 315, MSC 153, 5000 N Willamette Blvd., Portland OR 97203, PH: 503-943-7211