Volunteering for Hurricane Harvey disaster relief

  Our Guest post today is from Valerie Spear, PMHNP-BC and DNP Class of 2018. Valerie recently graduated from the Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program at OHSU and is...

Find the Time and Integrate

How do I have time for this? I asked myself when I signed up to be a Student Blogger. I don’t know what provoked the moment of inspiration where I thought, “Well that could be fun!” At times, I...

Finding support

  Our guest post today is from Sarah, a graduate of the OHSU School of Nursing's Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Master's program this past June. She is currently finishing her Doctor of Nursing...

When seeing becomes a different kind of believing

There is something wonderful when you truly see a person for the first time. I’m not talking about “Hey, we ran into each other and now we're friends,” but rather I mean the moment when you...

Thailand Experience – Culture of Wellness

Norma is part of cohort of nursing students traveling and studying in Thailand. Learn more about OHSU Global Southeast Asia.  Read about the recent trip to Thailand in this exchange Close your...

Through the eyes of a “difficult” patient

During shift change you get a hand-off on one of your patients, “a 68 year old Chinese man who was admitted again for fluid over load because he continues to be noncompliant with his medications...

Mortal responsibility

If you know anything about me, you probably know that I love to read. As a kid, I was what you could call a “half-tomboy/half-bookworm.” I could usually be found doing either one of two things:...

So you want me to climb Everest?

I was lucky enough to attend the annual OSNA Convention at PCC Sylvania where nursing students from programs all over Oregon came to expand their horizons as future or current nurses. There were...

Finding ohana at OHSU

Having attended the University of California, Los Angeles for my first degree, I was initially drawn to Oregon Health & Science University for its reputation as one of the nation’s leading...

Veterans Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership (VANAP)

StudentSpeak is pleased to present this guest post by Jason Warren. Jason is a Senior Nursing student at OHSU and Student Nurse Technician (SNT) at the VA Portland Health Care System. Jason...