University of Portland

Maren Nelson

School of Nursing & Health Innovations, Assistant Professor

Maren Nelson



Buckley Center 301

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Maren Nelson, DNP, BSN, BA, FNP-C, RN, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Portland, School of Nursing and Health Innovations. Dr. Nelson completed her DNP and BSN degrees from the University of Portland in 2015 and 2009, respectively. She joined the faculty of University of Portland after working as a nurse practitioner in primary care at Salem Health Medical Group. She currently is a volunteer with Salem Free Clinic and continues to work on practice improvement projects. 


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care and Integrative Health, University of Portland, 2015
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, University of Portland, 2009
  • Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, Saint Olaf College and Harris Manchester College, Oxford University, 1995