Oregon Health And Science University
The Health and Science University first opened its doors to students in 1887 and has been successful ever since. For 125 years the University has continued to educate many students and prepare them for careers in the health and science fields. Not only are students able to acquire hands on experience, but are also able to conduct research. Since it has opened, it has been the birthplace of many important research projects that are still on going. The University also has a total of almost 10,000 patients they have healed.
Tuition and Costs
Degree Plan: Nursing
All applicants must meet the following requirements: A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited college or university is required prior to matriculation to medical school. No particular major is preferred, but a broad educational background is encouraged.
Required College level Courses
One academic year of general biology to include one genetics course. Laboratories are recommended.
One course each of general chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry. Laboratories are recommended.
One academic year of general physics. Laboratories are recommended.
One mathematics course (not including statistics). A course in statistics is strongly recommended.
Humanities, Social Studies and English
Two academic years of humanities and/or social sciences to include one course in English composition (or equivalent writing emphasis).
An eligible MCAT is required. An eligible MCAT is one that is taken from one to three years prior to the year in which the applicant seeks matriculation to medical school.
Applicants must have United States citizenship or resident alien status with a current green card indicating they are a permanent resident of the United States.
Annual Tuition, Fees and Insurance
Breakdown of Fees and Insurance Expenses Annually
- University Fee: $2,060
- Student Council Fee: $56
- Dental Insurance: $251
- Major Medical Insurance: $3,246
Total Fees/ Insurance: $5,613
Letter of Recommendation
At Oregon Health and science university there are a lot of extra activities that students able to enroll in. There are many clubs and organizations including choir, band, orchestra, sports, theater, drama, and there are a number of sororities and fraternities to join.
University Core Curriculum
Psychology and Criminal Justice majors and minors are required to take MATH 1320 or a higher level Calculus course.
Business majors are required to take MATH 1320 or a higher level Calculus course.
NOTE: All courses require a C or better NOTE: The department may make specific suggestions for courses which are most applicable towards you(show more)Communication (Select six hours from the following: COMM 1611; RWS 1301, 1302, 1601; NOTE: ESL students should take ESOL 1311 & 1312) Please Choose a Course Below:
ESOL 1311 | ESOL 1312 | RWS 1301 | RWS 1302 | RWS 1601 | American History (Complete HIST 1301 and 1302) Please Choose a Course Below:
HIST 1301 | HIST 1302 | Language, Philosophy & Culture (Select a course from ENGL 2311, 2312, 2313, 2314, 2318; FREN 2322; HIST 2301, 2302; PHIL 1301, 2306; RS 1301; SPAN 2340; WS 2300, 2350) Please Choose a Course Below:
ENGL 2311 | ENGL 2312 | ENGL 2313 | ENGL 2314 | ENGL 2318 | HIST 2301 | HIST 2302 | PHIL 1301 | PHIL 2306 | RS 1301 | SPAN 2340 | WS 2300 | WS 2350 | Mathematics (Select a course from MATH 1319, 1320, 1411, 1508, 2301, 2326; STAT 1380, 2480) Please Choose a Course Below:
MATH 1319 | MATH 1320 | MATH 1411 | MATH 1411A | MATH 1411B | MATH 1411C | MATH 1508 | MATH 1508A | MATH 1508B | MATH 1508C | MATH 2301 | MATH 2326 | STAT 1380 | STAT 2480 | Life & Physical Sciences - Lab Complete a lab from the options listed for Life and Physical Sciences
Please Choose a Course Below:
ASTR 1107 | BIOL 1103 | BIOL 1104 | BIOL 1107 | BIOL 1108 | BIOL 2111 | BIOL 2113 | CHEM 1105 | CHEM 1106 | CHEM 1407 | CHEM 1408 | ESCI 1101 | ESCI 1102 | GEOG 1106 | GEOL 1103 | GEOL 1104 | GEOL 1111 | GEOL 1112 | PHYS 1403 | PHYS 1404 | PHYS 2420 | PHYS 2421 | Life and Physical Sciences Based on the major selected, options listed below might not be applicable; please refer to the prerequisite area at top if one is present.
Select six hours from the following: ASTR 1107, 1307, 1308; BIOL 1103, 1104, 1107, 1108, 1203, 1304, 1305, 1306, 2111, 2113, 2311, 2313; CHEM 1105, 1106, 1305, 1306, 1407, 1408; ESCI 1101, 1102, 1301; GEOG 1106, 1306; GEOL 1103, 1104, 1111, 1112, 1211, 1212, 1230, 1231, 1313, 1314; HSCI 2302, 2303; MICR 2330; PHYS 1403, 1404, 2420, 2421
Please Choose a Course Below:
ASTR 1107 | ASTR 1307 | ASTR 1308 | BIOL 1103 | BIOL 1104 | BIOL 1107 | BIOL 1108 | BIOL 1203 | BIOL 1304 | BIOL 1305 | BIOL 1306 | BIOL 2111 | BIOL 2113 | BIOL 2311 | BIOL 2313 | CHEM 1105 | CHEM 1106 | CHEM 1305 | CHEM 1306 | CHEM 1407 | CHEM 1408 | ESCI 1101 | ESCI 1102 | ESCI 1301 | GEOG 1106 | GEOG 1306 | GEOL 1103 | GEOL 1104 | GEOL 1111 | GEOL 1112 | GEOL 1211 | GEOL 1212 | GEOL 1230 | GEOL 1231 | GEOL 1313 | GEOL 1314 | HSCI 2302 | HSCI 2303 | MICR 2330 | PHYS 1403 | PHYS 1404 | PHYS 2420 | PHYS 2421 | Political Science (Complete POLS 2310 & 2311) Please Choose a Course Below:
POLS 2310 | POLS 2311 | Social and Behavioral Sciences (Select a course from ANTH 1301, 1302, 1310, 2320; CE 2326; COMM 2350, 2372; ECON 2303, 2304; EDPC 1301; EDU 1342; ENGL 2320; GEOG 1310; LING 2320, 2340; PSYC 1301; SOCI 1301, 1310) Please Choose a Course Below:
ANTH 1301 | ANTH 1302 | ANTH 1310 | ANTH 2320 | CE 2326 | COMM 2350 | COMM 2372 | ECON 2303 | ECON 2304 | EDPC 1301 | EDU 1342 | ENGL 2320 | GEOG 1310 | LING 2320 | LING 2340 | PSYC 1301 | SOCI 1301 | SOCI 1310 | Creative Arts (Select a course from ART 1300; ARTH 1305, 1306; DANC 1304; FILM 1390; MUSL 1321, 1324, 1327; THEA 1313) Please Choose a Course Below:
ART 1300 | ARTH 1305 | ARTH 1306 | DANC 1304 | FILM 1390 | MUSL 1321 | MUSL 1324 | MUSL 1327 | THEA 1313 | Component Area Option (Select two courses from BUSN 1301; COMM 1301, 1302; CS 1310, 1320; SCI 1301; UNIV 1301) Please Choose a Course Below:
BUSN 1301 | COMM 1301 | COMM 1302 | CS 1310 | CS 1320 | SCI 1301 | UNIV 1301 | Nursing PrereqsAll courses listed within this degree area require a grade of C or better for successful completion. Biology 2313/2113 (Complete BIOL 2313/2113) Please Choose a Course Below:
BIOL 2113 | BIOL 2313 | BIOL 1305/1107 (Complete BIOL 1305/1107) Please Choose a Course Below:
BIOL 1107 | BIOL 1305 | BIOL 2311/2111 (Complete BIOL 2311/2111) Please Choose a Course Below:
BIOL 2111 | BIOL 2311 | Chemistry (Select CHEM 1407 or 1305/1105) Please Choose a Course Below:
CHEM 1105 | CHEM 1305 | CHEM 1407 | Mathematics (MATH 1320 or higher level Math) Please Choose a Course Below:
MATH 1320 | MATH 1411 | MATH 1411A | MATH 1411B | MATH 1411C | MATH 1508 | MATH 1508A | MATH 1508B | MATH 1508C | MICR 2330 (Select MICR 2330 or CLSC Microbiology for Health Pros) Please Choose a Course Below:
MICR 2330 | Nursing Prereqs (Other)All courses listed within this degree area require a grade of C or better for successful completion. All courses listed below are required:HSCI 2302 | PSYC 1301 | Nursing CoreAll courses listed within this degree area require a grade of C or better for successful completion. All courses listed below are required:NURS 3314 | NURS 3608 | NURS 3609 | NURS 4307 | NURS 4313 | NURS 4611 | NURS 4612 | NURS 4614 | NURS 3401 (Complete NURS 3401) Please Choose a Course Below:
NURS 3401 | NURS 3604 (Complete NURS 3604) Please Choose a Course Below:
NURS 3604 | NURS_ELEC (Select one course from NURS 3315, 3318, 3319, 3330, 3380, 3605, 3606) Please Choose a Course Below:
NURS 3315 | NURS 3318 | NURS 3319 | NURS 3330 | NURS 3380 | NURS 3605 |
Pediatric nurses diagnose, treat, and care for babies, children, and adolescents. They work along with a pediatrician to make sure all patients recover quickly. They are also responsible for working with the families of the patients.
Annually a pediatric nurse will make $64,690
To become a pediatric nurse, you must have
-a bachelor's of science in nursing, an associate's degree in nursing, or have graduated from an accredited and approved nursing program
-license to practice
-at least one year of experience and training
Dr. Phillip Comb
Shriners Hospital for Children
Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, Oregon 97239
Dear Dr. Comb, I am interested in the position of the pediatric nurse available at your hospital. I am a proud graduate of Oregon Health and Science University which allowed me to gather more than enough education and hands-on experience.
I am currently working at the hospital located in the University and would like a chance to explore more areas. Working here allows me to get more training and experience with different types of patients. I am giving the opportunity to continue my education on a daily basis and expanding my knowledge. I also get actual experience on how to not only work with a patient, but their family as well.
Throughout my years in college I have excelled in all of my classes and ranked in one of the top positions in my graduating class. I was also allowed to train at other medical facilities giving me the chance to explore other places.
I would like to combine my passion for helping others as well as my care and compassion for helping children to make an exceptional pediatric nurse. I would welcome an interview and hope to hear back from you soon.
123 Sesame Street
Portland, Oregon 97239
To Whom it May Concern:
It is my great pleasure to recommend Iris Danielle Ortega for the position of a pediatric nurse. I have know Iris for many years now and I would highly recommend her for this position.
Iris is a very intelligent individual, using efficient solutions to solve various problems. She completes all of her responsibilities with an impeccable job and strives to the best of her abilities to set a good example.
Ms. Ortega works very well with others and has great leadership skills. After working with Iris, I have noticed how well she communicates with others. She has a great interest in the medical field and has a love for children.
Not only is Iris a great and hardworking student, she is also a very loyal and trustworthy person. She has fun and is very humorous (at the appropriate times of course) and has a big heart. Iris would be a fantastic pediatric nurse for these reasons. Caring for children can be difficult, especially when visiting the doctor, but I believe that Iris can take on the challenge and put in 110% to make that child feel better.
Once again, I highly recommend Iris for the position she applied for. For further information, please don't hesitate to contact me at 222-4444.
Obtaining a position as a Pediatric Nurse that allows me to share my passion of helping children and adolescents recover from an illness or injury.
Registered Nurse-Board Certified (RN-BC)
Medical Assistant for Pediatric Medical Partners of El Paso,
Greater Dallas Healthcare Enterprises December 2014- May 2015
-Assisted Pediatricians in their practice
-Collaborated with fellow co-workers to improve the office
-Efficiently worked with the families of patients to help the patient fully recover
-Implemented the use of technology by working with online files
Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, OR
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
-Bilingual- Fluent in Spanish
-Proficient with Microsoft Words, Power Point, and Excel
-Eager to aid children as well as working with their families
-Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
Since I was a little girl I have been all about helping other people whenever I could. More specifically, I care a lot for younger children and adolescents. If a person felt sick, I was there to help them feel better (of course not with diagnosing or giving medications). I believe that this behavior was learned from my mom, that is another reason why I have taken an interest in the medical field. Starting my freshman year in high school I took a class in Principles of Biomedical Science to get a head start of my medical/ health education.
As mentioned above, the main person that sparked my interest in the medical field was my mom. When she re-enrolled in college to study and become a medical assistant, I became very interested in her work. I became so interested in her classes that I would often be found reading her textbooks during my free time. I loved to learn how the organs work together, how bacteria and viruses affect the body, and most of all how to treat people with an illness. Ever since these years, I have set a goal in becoming a pediatric nurse.
I anticipate becoming specifically a pediatric nurse because, like I said, I love working with children of all ages. I don't exactly know why the reason is, but I have been told by various people that I have a special connection with them. I remember babysitting all of my younger cousins and even my younger sister since I was a teenager. I wouldn't have any problems with them, and somehow I was able to keep my patience with them (something not everyone can do). It breaks my heart whenever I find out a child is sick because I have such great care and compassion for them, I would do whatever it takes to make sure they feel better.
It is a true dream for me to become a pediatric nurse in the future and help as many children as I possibly can. I believe that with the help of NLN Foundation for Nursing Education scholarship, my dream can become a reality.