ABSN Program in Portland

If the prospect of a nursing career appeals to you, CSP Global’s ABSN program in Portland could be the right move to help prepare you for this path. With a 16-month curriculum, two program location sites in Portland, and start dates in January, May, and September, you can choose where to learn and enter professional nursing practice on an accelerated timeline.

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Portland is a populous location with an in-demand nursing market; its metro area is home to over 3.2 million inhabitants and 11 hospitals. The primary healthcare systems in the area include Adventist Health, Legacy Health and Kaiser Permanente. Through clinical learning experiences at top area healthcare organizations, CSP Global ABSN students will learn firsthand what nursing in Portland is like.

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Why Relocate to Portland?

Our ABSN program in Portland is administered through online-based coursework, in-person nursing skills labs, and clinical learning. Testing is also administered at our program site locations. Because of this program format, prospective students must live or relocate within commuting distance of one of our locations. But why choose Portland for your nursing education and the beginning of your new career?

Portland is a regional nursing hub with plenty of opportunities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the metropolitan area contains 23,380 registered nurses earning an annual mean wage of $111,610, well above the national average. This places Oregon as the third highest-paying state for nurses, and demand remains high from employers who want a robust nursing workforce to provide high-quality care.

Aside from excellent career prospects, Portland is one of the nation’s most renowned cultural hotspots. Arts and culture thrive here, with passionate creatives turning the city into a vibrant destination with something new around every corner. Sports fans will find plenty of local teams with a national profile, foodies will encounter renowned restaurants, and nature lovers will be in heaven with so many local parks and hiking destinations. Making a career in Portland means you can discover the many amenities of the region.

Attending CSP Global’s ABSN Program in Portland


What else does it mean that our 16-month ABSN program in Portland has much to offer second-degree students? Our ABSN learning site is fully equipped to offer everything needed for a second-degree nursing education.

  • Three start dates a year, in January, May, and September.
  • Opportunities to gain clinical care experience through clinical learning at area facilities.
  • A mock hospital environment where students can safely complete skills labs.
  • A fully accredited nursing education, preparing students to take on the NCLEX-RN after graduation.

Students can engage with their coursework and labs through our learning site, which offers multiple amenities.

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Hawthorne Bridge by Willamette in Portland

Attending CSP Global’s ABSN Program in Portland

We offer two Accelerated BSN learning site locations to meet Portland’s nursing education demand.

Our Barnes Road site is located at:
9600 SW Barnes Road
Suite 300,
Portland, OR 97225.

Our Columbia River site can be found at:
11703 NE Glenn Widing Drive,
Portland, OR 97220.

Take a Tour of Our Portland ABSN Program Site Locations

See the locations where you could earn your BSN degree and tour some of the amenities and equipment they are equipped with.

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Hybrid Culture

Onsite testing areas provide a space to take examinations after learning through online-based coursework.

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Holistic Education

Fully equipped clinical environments provide a safe mock clinical environment for skills labs.

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Supportive Setting

Communal areas and in-person instructor access help us deliver a top-quality nursing education.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I enroll as a CSP ABSN student?

You can enroll as a CSP student during one of three start dates a year in January, May, and September.

How can I find nursing opportunities in Portland?

Portland, Oregon, offers many nursing career opportunities across hospitals, healthcare organizations, and nursing practice areas. Throughout your clinical learning as an ABSN student, you can better understand day-to-day nursing workflow and network with professionals. Equipped with these opportunities, you can better evaluate a potential workplace and more effectively interview for your first nursing position.

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See if our ABSN program in Portland is right for you.