Registration Process for New Students in the School of Nursing

For your first term at the University of Portland, all students in the School of Nursing will be registered by either the School of Nursing Program Counselor or the Integrative Health & Wellness (IHW) Program Counselor, depending on your major. The nursing curriculum for the first year is a fairly set schedule to best prepare you for completing graduation requirements.

Registration Timeline

Registration & Advising Survey: You will receive an email to your UP email address with a link to the survey. This must be completed by May 10th.

May 10th Deadline

Send IP, AB, and College Transcripts to UP: Send your scores and transcripts to UP by July 1st. Click here for instructions.

July 1st

Program Counselors Build Schedule: During this time, your schedule is being built and is not finalized. Changes may be made by your Program Counselor at any time.

May 13th - July 31st

Schedule Built: Now that your schedule has been built, you are welcome to call the College of Arts and Sciences with any additional questions or concerns you may have about your registration. Please note that schedule changes are only guaranteed for students needing adjustments for: incoming transfer or AP/IB credit, language placements, AES accommodations, or a change in major. Schedule changes based on personal preference are not guaranteed and may not be accommodated due to limited course openings. Any changes made to your schedule after August 1st will be communicated to you via email. Instructions on how to view your schedule.

August 1st

Classes Begin: Please note that your class schedule uses the abbreviation R for Thursday. Classes that are held on Tuesday and Thursday will be listed on your schedule as, "TR." 

August 23rd

First Week of Classes: Changes can be made to your schedule during this week. Please note that schedule changes are only guaranteed for students needing adjustments for: incoming transfer or AP/IB credit, language placements, AES accommodations, or a change in major. Schedule changes based on personal preference are not guaranteed and may not be accommodated due to limited course openings. The deadline to add or drop classes from your schedule is the Friday of the first week of the semester.

August 23rd - 27th


Technology Policy for Nursing Students

Typical First Semester Class Schedule for Nursing Major 

First year nursing students are typically registered for 5 courses with 15 credits. Below is a sample nursing schedule. Please note that schedules will vary based on study abroad interest, AP/IB score, transfer credits, etc.

NRS 104 Nursing Professionalism and Practice (3 credits)

NRS 001 Anchor Seminar Workshop (0 credits)

BIO 205 Foundations of Biology (3 credits) & BIO 005 Foundations of Biology Workshop (0 credits)

PHL 150 Introductory Philosophy (3 credits)

MTH 161 Elementary Statistics (3 credits)

1 Social Science course (3 credits)

For a total of ~15 credits

Typical First Semester Class Schedule for Integrative Health and Wellness Major 

First year IHW students are typically registered for 15 credits. Below is a sample IHW schedule. Please note that schedules will vary based on study abroad interest, AP/IB score, transfer credits, etc.

IHW 101 Introduction to Integrative Health in Populations (3 credits)

BIO 205 Foundations of Biology (3 credits) & BIO 005 Foundations of Biology Workshop (0 credits)

PHL 150 Introductory Philosophy (3 credits)

THE 105 Introduction to Theology (3 credits)

1 Social Science elective (3 credits)

For a total of ~15 credits

Classes at UP are offered one, two, three, and sometimes four times a week. Labs or workshops for science courses meet once a week.

Anchor Seminar Workshop: All first-year students are also registered for an Anchor Seminar Workshop (on your schedule, you will see that you are registered for a course numbered NRS 001).

Transferring into the Nursing program? Check out the Nursing Transfer Curriculum for course requirements.

School of Nursing Contact Information:

Phone: 503.943.7211

For Nursing Majors:

Email: pagkatip@up.edu

Kyara Pagkatipunan, Program Counselor

For Integrative Health and Wellness Majors: 

Email: integrativehealth@up.edu