Paul L'Esperance, MN, MA, RN, CCRN

Paul R. L'EspéranceAssistant Professor of Nursing

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

The nursing department hired Paul 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. 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.


  • MN, nursing education, Oregon Health & Science University
  • MA, counseling, Webster University
  • BSN, University of New Mexico
  • BS, psychology, New Mexico State University