College of Health Professions

Bushnell’s School of Nursing Receives $2.5M Grant

Lane Community Health Council Makes Significant Investment in Nursing Education KLCC’s “Oregon On The Record” featured a specific podcast conversation with Dr. Reed Mueller, VP for Academic Affairs at Bushnell University on the Nursing shortage: Bushnell steps in with new program. Find the full story here. Bushnell University’s School of Nursing, one of the anchor…

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Exploring Distance Education

In this Bushnell University online student Q&A, we explore the inspiring journeys of students who have answered the call to pursue their education through Bushnell University’s online degree programs and how they plan to make a positive impact within their communities.  Christina Baker Program: RN to BSN What inspired you to pursue your RN to…

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Beyond the Degree: Taylor Van Rysselberghe

Meet Taylor Van Rysselberghe, a recent graduate from Bushnell University, who earned his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) in December 2023. Rysselberghe’s journey is a testament to the university’s commitment to fostering purposeful graduates who are equipped to make meaningful contributions to their communities. In this Q&A, he shares his motivations,…

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Katie Johnson Pursues Dream of Nursing

EUGENE, Ore. – In a remarkable display of dedication and perseverance, recent Bushnell University graduate Katie Johnson ’23 not only clinched the top spot in Bushnell’s Fall 2023 ACE Day poster presentation, but she has also conquered a series of obstacles on her journey to becoming a registered nurse.  Johnson’s passion for nursing began during…

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Bushnell Responds to the Growing Mental Health Crisis in Lane County

Oregon Health Authority awards grant to Bushnell University for students studying clinical mental health counseling Eugene, OR — Bushnell University is pleased to announce the receipt of an $838,500 grant from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). The grant is aimed at bolstering the capacity and diversity of the state’s mental health workforce. Selected full-time students…

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Bushnell University Nursing Continues Academic Excellence

EUGENE, Ore. – Bushnell University is pleased to announce that the August 2023 graduates of the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program have achieved a 100% first-time pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).  The ABSN program at Bushnell is recognized for its comprehensive curriculum, expert faculty, and…

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Inspiring Change in Business, Counseling, and Sports

In our Bushnell University graduate student Q&A series, we explore the inspiring journeys of students who have answered the call to further their education at Bushnell University.   Esgar Garcia Avila Program: MBA What inspired you to further your education in business? I have been inspired by my family and my professors to further my education….

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Venture Forward Transforms Campus

EUGENE, Ore. – In October of 2021, Bushnell University launched an aggressive three-year, $14,000,000 Venture Forward campaign. Because of inflated construction costs and generous early gifts, the campaign goal was raised within months from $14,000,000 to $18,000,000. Through gifts from individuals, families, corporations, and granting agencies, all six projects are nearly funded and are close to…

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Bushnell University Celebrates Enrollment Surge for 2023-24

EUGENE, Ore. – Bushnell University is thrilled to announce record-breaking enrollment figures for the 2023-2024 academic year, marking a monumental achievement in the institution’s history. The university has seen unprecedented growth in various enrollment categories, reinforcing its commitment to academic excellence and student success.  Michael Fuller, M.S., Vice President for Enrollment and Special Assistant to…

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Bushnell Partners with PeaceHealth to Tackle Local RN Shortage

EUGENE, Ore. – In April 2023, the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) approved an enrollment expansion for Bushnell’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program, doubling the student nursing population. The ABSN program is a 12-month full-time clinical curriculum which leads to registered nurse licensure. It is designed for individuals who have earned…

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