• After Graduation

  • Employment

    Employment opportunities are excellent both nationally and locally, with job demand continuing to expand. The average salary for a registered nurse in the Portland-Metro area is approximately $80,000.     

    Our graduates find employment in areas such as: major medical centers, community hospitals, nursing homes, extended care facilities, rehabilitation centers, emergency departments, intensive care units, schools, home health care agencies, birthing centers, physicians’ offices, clinics and health departments.

    What will I do as a nurse?

    A nurses responsibilities will vary depending on where you are employed. Hospital staff nurses care for a group of patients and often supervise others. They assess the needs and problems of their clients, diagnose nursing problems, and plan, implement and evaluate nursing care. The job requires technical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills. Nurses interact with clients and their families, as well as other members of the health care team.

    Although your day-to-day job activities will vary, you will be called upon daily for critical-thinking, problem solving, effective communication skills, and knowledge. The nursing profession can be challenging, both mentally and physically. However, it can also incredibly rewarding career.