Accreditation is important to consider as you are looking for an RN to BSN program because you want to make sure that your time and resources towards completing your BSN will prepare you for a seamless transfer into a reputable graduate program. Linfield is both regionally and nationally recognized for nursing education which allows students to use their Linfield credits for their future academic endeavors. Linfield College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NCCU).
The Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN)
"The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for baccalaureate and graduate nursing education. AACN's educational, research, federal advocacy, data collection, publications, and special programs work to establish quality standards for nursing education; assist deans and directors to implement those standards; influence the nursing profession to improve health care; and promote public support for professional nursing education, research, and practice. An autonomous arm of AACN, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs preparing effective nurses. Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, CCNE serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices. CCNE is the nation's leading accrediting agency for baccalaureate and graduate level nursing programs." (AACN 2013)
The Oregon State Board of Nursing's (OSBN) mission is to safeguard the public's health and well being by providing guidance for, and regulation of, entry into the profession, nursing education and continuing safe practice (OSBN, 2013).