University of Portland

Laura Blackhurst

School of Nursing & Health Innovations, Instructor

Laura Blackhurst



Buckley Center 301

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Laura Blackhurst, MS, RN, CNL, is an Instructor at the University of Portland, School of Nursing and Health Innovations. Instructor Blackhurst completed her MS in Nursing and BSN at the University of Portland in 2011 and 2013, and BS in Anthropology at Portland State University in 2009. She joined the faculty of University of Portland in 2018 after working in a variety of nursing roles including inpatient direct care, nurse consulting, and clinical instruction. 


  • Master of Science, Clinical Nurse Leader, University of Portland, May 2013
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Portland, December 2011
  • Bachelor of Science in Anthropology, Portland State University, June 2009

Recent Publications

  • Blackhurst, L. and Blackhurst, C. “Quality Improvement and Patient Safety” in King, C. R., Gerard, S. O., and Rapp, C. G. (Eds.) (2018) Essential Knowledge for Masters Prepared Nurse Leaders. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.
  • Contributor to “Multiple-Choice Questions and Case Studies” in King, C. R., and Gerard, S. O., (Eds.) (2015) Clinical nurse leader certification review. (2nd Edition) New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.