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Pre-Nursing Advising

Need Help Navigating the Pre-Nursing Major?

Have Pre-Nursing Advising Questions?

Contact Pre-Nursing Peer Advisors:
Jamie Neimann and Olivia McDaniel
Location: Melrose 010 (During the summer contact by email)
Office Hours: TBD Fall 2016

Are you keeping track of your Pre-Nursing GPA?

Try our GPA Calculator!

Upcoming  Events

Pre-Nursing Events Returning Fall 2016
Have a wonderful summer!

What is Nursing?

Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations.

Nursing at Linfield

Linfield College offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at our Portland campus. Students attending the McMinnville campus can apply to transfer to the Portland campus after completing approximately 2 - 2 1/2 years of prerequisite coursework.

All McMinnville students interested in Pre-Nursing will declare Nursing as their area of study while on the McMinnville campus. Students can pick up a Declaration of Major form in the Office of Academic Advising. Pre-Nursing students will remain with their originally assigned advisor until they migrate to the Portland campus.

*Source: American Nurses Association

What Registered Nurses Do?

  • Registered nurses set up plans for patient care.
  • Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.
  • Registered nurses typically do the following
        • Record patients' medical histories and symptoms
        • Administer patients’ medicines and treatments
        • Set up plans for patients’ care or contribute to existing plans
        • Observe patients and record observations
        • Consult with doctors and other healthcare professionals
        • Operate and monitor medical equipment
        • Help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results
        • Teach patients and their families how to manage illnesses or injuries
        • Explain what to do at home after treatment

    *Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014

Linfield BSN Program

Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing educates professional nurses for health stewardship of the complex global society.

The mission of Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing is to create an inclusive community of learning grounded in the liberal arts values of social justice and life-long learning.  The program prepares caring nurses who are committed to the profession and responsive to the needs of the global community in an ever-changing healthcare environment.  Evidence based practice and research guide student learning within a culture that promotes professional excellence and scholarship.

To learn more about the Philosophy of Linfield's Nursing Program, click here.

Find out what graduates are prepared to do here.

Resources for Nursing in Portland and Beyond

Nursing Curriculum in Portland

Learn from Experts in the Field of Nursing

Explore Nursing Specialties

What Can I Do with a Major in Nursing?

Occupational Outlook Handbook Nursing

For Additional Information

Current McMinnville Campus Pre-Nursing students contact:
Office of Academic Advising in McMinnville


Students transferring directly to nursing from other colleges contact:
Office of Enrollment Services in Portland