Paul L'Esperance

Paul R. L'EspéranceAssistant Professor of Nursing

Phone: 503-554-2955
Office: Hoover 217
Campus Box: 6273

The nursing department hired Paul R. L’Espérance as an assistant professor of nursing in 2014 after he had served as a visiting assistant professor of nursing in 2013-14. Previously, he worked as a registered nurse for more than a decade with a broad clinical background. He has worked as a staff RN, a clinical training associate at Oregon Health & Science University, and as a nurse manager both at OHSU and at Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash. As a nationally certified critical care nurse, he has medical, cardiac and end-of-life clinical nursing expertise.

L’Espérance earned a Master of Nursing degree in nursing education from OHSU in 2014. Prior to becoming a nurse, he served as a Licensed Professional Counselor working with abused children and families at Namaste, Inc., and with the State of New Mexico. He holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of New Mexico (2004), a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Webster University in St. Louis (2000) and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from New Mexico State University (1997). 


  • Master of Arts, Counseling:  Webster University, St. Louis, MO
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, BSN, University of New Mexico