The Oregon State Board of Nursing is the state agency responsible for overseeing the standards for approval of Nursing Programs in Oregon. Southwestern is an approved program, receiving continued approval in June 2017 for up to (8) years u...
Next Scheduled Visit: 2025
2017 Report - report available by contacting the Accreditation Liaison Officer
2012 OSBN Response
2011 Self-Study Report
2006 Self-Study Report
2000 OSBN Progress Report
1999 OSBN Progress Report
The Oregon State Board of Nursing is the state agency responsible for overseeing the standards for approval of Nursing Programs in Oregon. Southwestern is an approved program, receiving continued approval in June 2017 for up to (8) years until May 2025. The OSBN website provides the following information:
"The Oregon State Board of Nursing safeguards the public's health and well being by providing guidance for, and regulation of, entry into the profession, nursing education and continuing safe practice."
Southwestern participates in the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE), "a partnership of Oregon nursing programs dedicated to educating future nurses. Faculty from eleven community colleges and six university campuses created - and continue to develop – a shared curriculum taught on all consortium campuses".
The Oregon State Board of Nursing monitors continuing compliance with the Standards for Approval at least every 8 years with exceptions made for programs that have been nationally accredited which may be reviewed at least every 10 years. The standards address faculty approval, curriculum approval, and student standards and records as well as several other program specific approvals. Southwestern is responsible for submitting an annual report each year. Copies of the annual report and prior approval visit reports are available by contacting the Office of Instruction.
Oregon State Board of Nursing17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd.Portland, OR 97224
Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education c/o Oregon Health & Science University 3455 SW US Veteran's Hospital Rd. Mail Code SN-6S Portland, Oregon 97239
Joannie MillerNursing Director1988 NewmarkCoos Bay, OR 97420
or contact the Accreditation Liaison Officer