Future of Nursing Mentorship Program

PWA is offering a free after-school nursing mentorship program for high school students. During the four-week program in February, students will engage with local health care employers and explore careers in nursing. The group meets on Wednesdays and will include on-site visits, informal presentations, hands-on experiences, a light meal, and meetings with mentors. Information on future opportunities for students will be provided at each session.

Students will be provided with clear options for career paths in nursing throughout the program. Students will also gain insight into educational programs at local colleges 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.

Find out more information and view the 2020 program schedule on the attached flyer.

Eligibility & Application 

Students in grades 10 & 11 (sophomores and juniors) who have an interest in exploring a nursing career are encouraged to apply.

The student application closed January 14, 2020 to for the February 2020 program. (Students from PPS should see their career coordinator and apply through Partner Connect.)

Mentors & Partners

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 who are interested in volunteering to team up with a small group of high school students and other mentors. Interested in becoming a mentor? Learn more about mentor expectations on the attached flyer or apply to be a mentor through this simple application.

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

Join us for 2020 Future of Nursing Program