Bushnell University’s School of Nursing provides opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Science (BSN) or Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree in a supportive academic environment that puts students first.

The nursing curriculum is designed to prepare ethical nurse leaders and educators to be influential in evidence-based, quality improvement within a variety of healthcare and educational communities. Our nursing students demonstrate leadership and impact health outcomes through participation in a variety of clinical or project-based practice experiences throughout the community and in acute care settings.

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Janet Welch, RN, MSN
Director of Nursing


Christi Cameron, M.A.
Administrative Assistant to the Academic Deans – College of Health Professions


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Janet Welch, RN, MSN
Director of Nursing


Christi Cameron, M.A.
Administrative Assistant to the Academic Deans – College of Health Professions


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Why Choose Bushnell’s School of Nursing?

Nursing faculty are the heart of Bushnell’s School of Nursing! Comprised of experienced educators possessing expertise in a variety of clinical practice and other specialty areas, nursing faculty are dedicated to academic excellence, assisting students achieve their professional and personal goals, and carrying out the mission of the University and School of Nursing. We invite and welcome you to be a part of what God is doing here at Bushnell University as you respond to His call in your life!

Oregon On The Record Podcast: Nursing shortage: Bushnell steps in with new program

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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The RN to BSN and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs at Bushnell University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Bushnell University is approved by the U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration, and Naturalization Service for international and non-immigrant students.

Programs at Bushnell University are approved for the use of veteran’s benefits. The Oregon Veteran Educational Aid Program provides educational benefits to veterans pursuing approved training or coursework equal to the months of active duty service up to 36 months. Benefits are paid while pursuing classroom instruction, home study courses, vocational training, licensing, and certificates from accredited Oregon educational institutions.

School of Nursing Unity, Diversity, and Compassion Statement

At Bushnell University’s School of Nursing we foster wisdom, faith and service and are intentional about fostering advancement and respect for all students, faculty, and staff. We follow the commandments and teachings of Jesus Christ who implored us to be one in His love and we give thanks for the rich diversity of God’s creation. A Bushnell prepared nurse has respect for the inherent dignity and unique attributes of every person. Nurses embrace and serve with love and equity the plurality and diversity of humanity in our world.

Bushnell nurses reject discrimination of any kind, be it systemic, institutional, or individual. They acknowledge the painful histories related to racism even within the nursing discipline, including education, practice, and research. In addition, the Bushnell University School of Nursing pledges not to allow an unjust past continue to determine the future. The School of Nursing promotes acceptance and social justice across all entities within our walls and we send our nursing graduates into the community prepared to do the same.

Bushnell nurse graduates affirm the inherent worth of each individual in order to protect, promote, and optimize the health and abilities of all people. They recognize inequities where they exist within the American health care system and work to rectify these inequities as a core piece of their pledge and duty as registered nurses.

Sigma Nursing Honor Society

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, today known as Sigma, was founded in 1922 by six nurses at the Indiana University Training School for Nurses, which is now the Indiana University School of Nursing, in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. The founders chose the name from the Greek words storgé, thárros, and timé, meaning love, courage, and honor.

Alpha Alpha Tau, Bushnell University School of Nursing’s chapter of Sigma invites undergraduate and graduate nursing students demonstrating academic excellence in their nursing courses and registered nurses exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing scholarship, leadership, service, or practice to join Sigma.

Sigma Nurse Leader Membership Application

Completed applications can be emailed to Karla Larson at kalarson@bushnell.edu.

Approved States for Practice Experiences

Bushnell University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Students who reside outside of Oregon should contact the Bushnell Office of Admissions at 541-684-7343 or online@bushnell.edu for more information prior to enrollment in an online nursing program.

Affiliated Faculty

The School of Nursing features numerous industry professionals who serve as educators for program courses. They bring their real-world experience to the classroom.

  • Tashia Abbott, MSN, RN
  • Leadi Aminou, MSN, RN
  • Ginger Banks, MBA, BSN, RN
  • Mick Bollenbaugh, Ph.D.
  • Holly Brown, BSN, Lab Assistant
  • Linda Brown MSN, APRN-CNS
  • Sandy Brown, MSN, RN
  • Jamie Burger, MSN, RN
  • Brian E. Churchill, Ph.D., RN, CPHIMS
  • Koy’a Crutchfield, MSN, RN, PCCN-CMC
  • Robin Ehrhardt, MSN, RN, EMT Intermediate
  • Lynzy Elzinga, DNP, AG-ACNP, RN
  • Margaret Franklin, MSN, FNP-BC
  • Angel Harris, MSN, RN
  • Corinne Malmgren, MSN, RN
  • Michelle Mixon, MSN, ACNS-BC, RN
  • Ashely Peterson, MSN, RN
  • Stephanie Ross, MSN, RN, Lab and Simulation Coordinator
  • Eileen Thomas, Ph.D., RN

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The mission of the School of Nursing, as an integral part of Bushnell University, is to respond to the higher educational and healthcare needs of our culturally diverse communities. We prepare ethical nurse leaders and educators to be influential in evidence-based quality improvement within a variety of healthcare and educational communities, both local and global. We embrace Bushnell’s mission to foster wisdom, faith, and service through excellent academic programs grounded in the arts and sciences that demonstrate compassion and respect toward all people served.

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Meet the Director

  Janet Welch, RN, MSN

“Nursing is a profession that requires expert knowledge as well as caring and compassion, making it both an art and a science.  When combined with the university mission of wisdom, faith and service, Bushnell nursing graduates both fulfill their calling and help transform healthcare in a variety of settings.  By integrating a Christian worldview, and providing holistic care of the mind, body, and spirit using a lens of inclusion and respect, Bushnell nursing graduates are prepared to be ethical healthcare leaders and innovators.”