Linfield College Online and Continuing Education Waives Application Fees for RN to BSN Candidates

In honor of National Nurses Week, Linfield College Online and Continuing Education will waive the $50 application fee for applicants to their online RN to BSN degree from May 1–14.

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For the second year in a row, Linfield College Online and Continuing Education is encouraging registered nurses to apply for its online RN to BSN degree program by waiving the $50 application fee for all qualified applicants from May 1–14. Students need only go to the application page and select the National Nurses Week Fee Waiver option when applying.
With the RN to BSN degree program, all core classes are offered each term, and convenient scheduling options are available. Throughout their Linfield education, students have access to one-on-one advising with both a faculty and an academic advisor, as well as technical support and tutoring services. A capstone clinical opportunity is also built into the program, offering students an opportunity to heighten their online learning by applying it directly to a community service experience.
Linfield College Online and Continuing Education offers a unique opportunity for registered nurses to earn their bachelor of science degree: students are not required to take any exams throughout their course of study, as the program and its staff recognize and respect that these are already competent, working nurses. Accordingly, Linfield offers a part-time curriculum that allows students to develop professionally while maintaining employment.
This 100 percent online program provides a path for working nurses to prepare for leadership and management opportunities in the healthcare profession. “We are excited to be able to honor and assist our working nurses with this fee waiver,” said Lisa Knodle-Bragiel, Linfield director of admissions.”Nurses work hard, and their work is important. We want to recognize their dedication to the profession during National Nurses Week,” Knodle-Bragiel said.
Applicants who are interested in starting Summer term (June 19) are especially encouarged to apply now, although students can apply for ANY term using the free application.
The length of time needed for the RN to BSN degree program at Linfield College Online and Continuing Education varies for each student, as the program aims to accommodate the demands of each student’s personal and professional schedules. Financial aid is available, as are opportunities for international studies while completing the capstone service learning project.
Prospective students are encouraged to call 1-800-640-2287 or visit for more information. Transcripts may be mailed to Linfield College Office of Admission 900 SE Baker St, McMinnville, Ore. 97128-6808.

Download a promotional poster for the free application: Linfield Free Application Poster

Nicole Elwell: Living the Nursing Dream


How many of us have dreamed of finding a career that takes us around the world? Alumni Nicole Elwell has done just that after completing Linfield’s Online RN to BSN program.

When Nicole Elwell graduated from Linfield’s Online and Continuing Education program in the summer of 2016 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, she was looking forward to seeing what new doors would open up in her career.  Recently, she got her answer when she accepted the opportunity to work with Open Arms International, an organization that provides emotional and medical relief to African villages. This summer, Nicole will be living out her dreams and putting her nursing skills and knowledge to work in Kenya where she will be helping the medical teams in their new  facilities and providing care to the orphans in the village.

Now you may be asking yourself, how did Nicole get this opportunity? Before starting her BSN, Nicole noticed that more employers were requiring nurses to have a bachelors or to be in the process of earning a bachelors. So Nicole took action and turned to Linfield’s Online RN to BSN program. When Nicole was weighing her options to obtain her BSN, she chose Linfield because the online option worked well with her schedule and the unique study abroad opportunities were perfectly tailored to her ambitions.

While earning her BSN Nicole was like many of our OCE students, also balancing life and work obligations. Despite the many things on her plate, Nicole was also able to take advantage of Linfield’s incredible international service learning opportunities within the RN to BSN program and studied in Peru while earning her BSN.

According to her advisor, Joanne Swenson, “Nicole hit some bumps in the road of life during her time at Linfield but she persisted and was successful in earning her BSN. I admire her tenacity as she follows her passion of working with medical teams and caring for orphans in Kenya.”

Nicole was able to achieve her educational ambitions due to her focus, hard work and a little help now and again from Linfield faculty and staff.  When asked about her professors, Nicole says “All of them were supportive and dedicated to helping students learn.”

The admiration and respect are mutual.  “Nicole is a perfect example of how our students transform their careers as a result of advancing their nursing education,” says professor Melissa Robinson, PhD, RN. “We continue to be inspired by the many ways that our Linfield RN to BSN graduates go on to impact health in our community, globally. Nicole has a very bright future!”

With that bright future now filled with exciting opportunities, Nicole knows that attaining her BSN “was a solid investment and one I know I will be benefiting from the rest of my life.”

Are you looking to take the next step in your nursing career? Check out Linfield’s fully online RN to BSN program at  (From now until May 14, RN to BSN applicants can apply for free!)


Three Signs You’re Ready to Go Back to School at an Accredited Online College

Are you considering going back to school as a working adult? Learn how accredited online colleges make it easier to handle school and work. 

If you’ve put off your education in favor of work or struggled with the idea of going back to school as an adult, you’re not alone. Going back to school is not a simple decision. There are financial implications to consider, time commitments to honor, and often a full-time work schedule to juggle. While traditional colleges are great for younger students, it can be tough for adult students managing their families and careers. Here are three ways you’ll know if you’re ready to go back to school with an accredited online college.

You Feel Stuck

When you started your career, you may have felt that the growth potential with the company was endless. However, as you’ve progressed and gained more experience, you may feel stuck in your current role or wish to pursue a new career path. It’s never too late to start. Accredited online colleges make it easy to go back to school and move forward in your career, so you’ll have the credentials you need to get that promotion.

You Know What You Want to Do

Many students start college without a clear idea of what field they want to work in or what truly interests them. After working in a few industries, you’ve likely figured out what career path you wish to pursue and what courses you need to take to make that dream possible. If you have a clear idea of what you want to study and understand the effort required to get there, then you may be ready to start looking into programs offered through accredited online colleges.

You Understand the Financial Commitment

Most accredited online colleges are affordable, but there is still some expense associated with achieving your degree. As an experienced working professional, you understand the financial commitment and have prepared yourself to cover the costs. You’re willing to speak to a financial aid representative to discuss your options and may have already started setting aside money for your education.

It’s never too late to continue your education. Whether you’re looking for a career-specific certificate or wish to pursue a degree, we’re here to help. Browse our online course catalog and find the perfect program to help you reach your goals.