University of Portland

Nicole Auxier

School of Nursing & Health Innovations, Associate Professor

Nicole Auxier


Buckley Center 301

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Nicole Auxier, PhD, BSN, RN is an Associate Professor at the University of Portland, School of Nursing and Health Innovations. Dr. Auxier completed her doctorate in Nursing Science at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2015 and bachelor’s degrees in nursing and Music, Piano Performance at the University of Portland in 2007. She joined the faculty of University of Portland in 2009 after working as a charge nurse at Providence Portland Medical Center. Her research interests include concept-based curriculum and professional practice.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing Science, University of South Carolina
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, University of Portland
  • Bachelor of Arts, Music Piano Performance, University of Portland


  • University of Portland, School of Nursing, Terry R. Misener Memorial Fund Grant, “Building bridges: Exploring communication between academic partners and clinical sites” – 2017 

  • University of Portland, School of Nursing, Terry R. Misener Memorial Fund Grant, “Concept Based Curriculum Methodologies” – 2018  

  • University of Portland, Butine Grant, “Job satisfaction and retention among DEU and traditional clinical teachers” – 2015  

Recent Publications

  • Auxier, N., Limjuco, L., & Stadelman, B. Job satisfaction and intent to leave among Dedicated Education Unit and traditional clinical teachers at the University of Portland: A follow-up study. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.