Portland is the largest city in the state of Oregon, offering nursing students the perfect combination of culture, business, outdoor activities and entertainment.
According to the Oregon Employment Department, Oregon is the eighth fastest expanding job market—one of the biggest areas for job growth is in the health care industry.
The healthcare sector in Portland, as well as the entire Pacific Northwest, is strong with an increasing demand for nurses due to the rapidly aging baby boomer population. According to the July 2015 labor trends report, nursing positions top “help wanted” lists across the state of Oregon.
Concordia University’s Accelerated BSN program is proud to be part of Portland’s growing health care community, partnering with the city’s top hospitals.
If enrolling in our ABSN program means you have to relocate, Portland is a great place to call home. The area provides easy access to popular attractions and countless outdoor activities. In fact, Oregon is the most popular destination for those moving out of state.
Plus, when compared to over 400 metropolitan areas across the country, Portland ranks 3rd in business and job growth as well as 3rd among the top 10 healthiest cities. These statistics make Portland a great place to not only earn your accelerated BSN with Concordia University, but also the perfect place to begin your career as an RN.
Besides Portland’s job growth and healthy way of living, Portland also has:
To learn more about Concordia University’s ABSN program in Portland, call an enrollment specialist at 866.892.1562.
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