Future of Nursing Mentorship Program

PWA is offering a free virtual nursing mentorship program for high school students. During the four-week program in November and December 2021, students will engage with local health care employers and explore careers in nursing. The group will meet via Zoom on Tuesdays and will include discussions with local health care professionals, informal presentations, hands-on learning, peer coaching from nursing students, and advice from mentors. Information on future opportunities for students will be provided at each session.

Students will learn about the many career paths in nursing and gain insight into college options including OHSU School of Nursing and the University of Portland School of Nursing. The program aims to strengthen and diversify the local pipeline of future nurses, while helping students develop the confidence, knowledge and early professional networks that support college-and-career success.

Learn more and view the Fall 2021 program schedule on the downloadable flyer here.

Eligibility & Application 

Students in grades 10 & 11 (sophomores and juniors) who want to explore a nursing career are encouraged to apply. Applications are due October 19, 2021

Mentors & Volunteers 

Mentors are an essential part of the Future of Nursing Mentor Program. They establish a professional connection with students and serve as professional role models. We are looking for nursing professionals to team up with a small group of high school students and other caring mentors. Interested in volunteering for a session or becoming a mentor? Click here to learn what’s involved and fill out a simple interest form. For more details, email sophie@portlandworkforcealliance.org.

The program is generously made possible by our industry partners, including the University of Portland School of Nursing, Kaiser Permanente, OHSU, Legacy Health, and the Oregon Nurses Association, as well as by grant funding from Kaiser Permanente and Legacy Health.

* All students are welcome to apply. Priority consideration will be given to students from partner districts who can attend all four sessions and who give a brief compelling statement explaining their interest in participating. Additional consideration will be given for students from underrepresented populations.

Join Us for the Fall 2021 Future of Nursing Mentor Program