Nursing School Here I Come!

I realize I’ve come into my blog writing experience half-way through my 5-term nursing program, so I’ll try to backdate a bit to take you through the whole journey. After being accepted...

That “Oh Wow” Moment: The PNP Student’s First Intensive

    There comes a time in every graduate student’s journey when you realize that you are actually going to be a health care provider. Patients will come to you looking for advice...

Shaping My Nursing Career

StudentSpeak is pleased to offer this guest post from Randi Powell. Randi graduated from SOU with a degree in Cultural Anthropology and International Studies in 2011. Her passion for working with...

It Takes a Village to Get Through Nursing School

I remember taking my entrance essay exam for nursing school and laughing at the question about the strength of my support system. Why is that important for getting into nursing school? It wasn’t...

Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action National Summit

StudentSpeak is pleased to offer this guest post from Jake Creviston, a current Doctor of Nursing Practice Student at the OHSU School of Nursing. After a stint as a search and rescue boat captain in...

Trust the Process

StudentSpeak is pleased to publish this guest post by Ann McWhorter. Ann is in her last week of the Accelerated Nursing program at OHSU.  Nursing is her second career, after more than 20 years...

Public health in Palau

StudentSpeak is pleased to share this guest post from M.P.H. candidate, Holly Lee, B.S.N., R.N. Holly is working abroad this summer in the Republic of Palau thanks in part to a summer travel...

The balm of presence

Some days are rush, rush, rush and then some days are like this one. I had set aside school for this one day so that stress never raised its head. I took time to visit with family I had not...

The safety net

As students we get to experience opportunities inside a safety net. This safety net allows us the comfort to expand our horizons and experience to better utilize the knowledge and skills we are...