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Programs include LPN/LVN, ADN, BSN, MSN, and more

Oregon is home to a dozen private institutes, colleges, and universities that offer accredited nursing programs. These private schools can be either non-profit organizations, like University of Portland and Linfield College, or for-profit entities, like Pioneer Pacific College and ITT Technical Institute. Both types of private schools tend to charge higher tuition than their public counterparts. However, these private colleges and universities provide high-quality training, a small and intimate learning environment, and a prestigious degree that will benefit the nursing student throughout his or her career.

There are many organizations in Oregon that offer resources to support passionate nursing students. This support may come in the form of scholarships, loans, and/or grant money. Oregon Nurses Foundation and Oregon Nurses Association are two notable providers of scholarships. Many individual schools offer their own scholarships as well.

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Fortunately, nursing graduates earn attractive salaries that can quickly reduce or eliminate their student loan debt. Oregon’s registered nurses (RNs) earn an impressive median annual salary of $80,360. The state’s advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), who must hold a graduate degree, typically earn well over $100,000 per year. For this reason, serious nursing candidates should not allow budget constraints to stop them from pursuing their nursing education at a private school.

To help those who might enroll in one of Oregon’s private nursing schools, we’ve profiled below each of the state’s private colleges and universities for nursing.

Featured Schools

Eugene

Northwest Christian University
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Pioneer Pacific College - Springfield
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School City Programs offered
Northwest Christian University Eugene
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Pioneer Pacific College - Springfield Springfield
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing

Portland

Concorde Career College - Portland
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Concordia University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
George Fox University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Linfield College
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Pioneer Pacific College - Wilsonville
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Sumner College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
University of Portland
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
Walla Walla University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
School City Programs offered
Concorde Career College - Portland Portland
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Concordia University Portland
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
George Fox University Newberg
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Linfield College McMinnville
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing Portland
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Pioneer Pacific College - Wilsonville Wilsonville
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Sumner College Portland
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
University of Portland Portland
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
Walla Walla University Portland
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program

Salem

Institute of Technology
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School City Programs offered
Institute of Technology Salem
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing