PWA Future of Nursing

 Students exploring careers and colleges for nursing through hands-on experiences

Applications will will open in Fall 2024.

PWA is offering a free nursing mentorship program for high school students. During the four-week program in November and December 2024, students will engage with local nursing schools and health care employers to explore careers in nursing.

In this program, students will:

Connect with nursing students, nursing school admissions officers and educators to learn about the nursing career path.
Engage in hands-on-learning on-site at nursing school locations around Portland.
Gain insight into school options including OHSU School of Nursing, University of Portland School of Nursing and Linfield College School of Nursing, and PCC. 

<Click here for the program flyer!

Session Date : Session Location
Tuesday, Nov 5 : Linfield College
Tuesday, Nov 12 : Adventist
Tuesday, Nov. 19 : PCC - Sylvania campus
Tuesday, Dec. 3 : UP School of Nursing
Tuesday, Dec. 10 : OHSU


Students in grades 10 & 11 (sophomores and juniors) who want to explore a nursing career are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is Friday, October 20, 2023, at 5 PM.

The program is generously made possible by our industry and postsecondary partners, including the University of Portland School of Nursing, Kaiser Permanente, Oregon Health & Science University, Legacy Health, Linfield College, Portland Community College, as well as by grant funding from partners including 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 share brief compelling statements explaining their interest in participating, exploring careers and contributing to an inclusive workforce. 

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