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Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science Degree

The RN to BSN program at Linfield College was designed for busy working nurses who want to expand their career opportunities with accredited online courses. Classes focus on improving leadership skills, managing population health, and evidence-based practice medicine. The objective is to equip RNs with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the complex, dynamic healthcare environment of the future. 

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Why Linfield-Good Samaritan Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Program

  • Fully online courses taught by certified online nursing instructors
  • CCNE accredited program recognized nationally by employers and graduate nursing programs
  • Multi-Generational classrooms with nurses from all backgrounds
  • No transfer credit expiration policy & credit for prior learning awarded for your experience as a registered nurse
  • RN to BSN courses offered every semester allowing you the flexibility to start at the time that’s right for you

Linfield College

Long considered one of the leading online colleges in the state of Oregon, Linfield College is a fully accredited, highly regarded academic institution focused on excellence in higher education. The Linfield community understands the unique challenges facing working students, and the faculty members offer the personalized attention and support needed for success. Each student is paired with an academic advisor who assists during every stage of the academic journey. Tutoring services are also available online, and Linfield has exceptional research and library assistance. Linfield College Online and Continuing Education strives to expand access to higher education by maintaining affordable tuition prices and offering financial aid to aid eligible students.

Employment Opportunities for Baccalaureate-Prepared Nurses

After completing the RN to BSN degree program, new career opportunities will open up as you ascend the ranks within the healthcare system. Here are just a few of specialized nursing fields you might pursue with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Linfield College: 

  • Nurse Training/Education
  • Public and Community Health
  • Leadership and Management in Nursing 
  • Hospice and Home Health
  • RN Case Management

Who Should Enroll

The RN to BSN degree program is suitable for both new nurses and nurses who've been working for several years. Because online classes have a flexible timeline, busy nurses are often better able to balance work and family demands with course requirements. With credentials from Linfield College Online, nurses can expect higher potential earnings, more job opportunities, greater job satisfaction, personal and professional growth, improved patient care and health outcomes, better critical thinking skills, enhanced leadership skills, and a better understanding of diversity and multiculturalism.

Linfield’s RN to BSN faculty are committed to the recommendations of Institute of Medicine’s report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. We believe that any registered nurse interested in creating a culture of health, participating in collaboration with other nurses, or advancing their nursing career should join our online RN to BSN program.

We are proud of our Linfield graduates who have used their RN to BSN degree as the foundation to pursue:

  • Nurse Practitioner programs
  • Chief Nursing Officer positions
  • Skilled based management
  • Leadership in hospital administration
  • Impacting health in their local and global community

RN to BSN Nursing Degree Requirements

All students must complete 125 semester credits to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Students should connect with their admission counselor to learn more about how their transfer credits will be applied to this graduation total. For a clear breakdown of requirements for each semester, Linfield College has outlined a program of study based on expected start semester. The required courses for the RN to BSN Program are:

  • NURS 308 RN to BSN Transition to Professional Nursing, 3 credits
  • NURS 310 RN to BSN Professional Communication in Healthcare, 3 credit
  • NURS 321 RN to BSN Evidence-based Nursing, 3 credits
  • NURS 462 RN to BSN Population-based Nursing, 3 credits
  • NURS 472 RN to BSN Nursing Leadership, 3 credits
  • NURS 476 RN to BSN Integrated Experiential Learning, 6 credits

*in addition to the RN to BSN program courses, students will need to complete prerequisites for the RN to BSN program and bachelor of science degree requirements.

I Would Like to Find Out More Information. What is the Next Step?

Whether you are a new nurse or a more experienced one, Linfield College makes returning to school as simple as possible. Our admission counselors are here to address any questions or concerns you might have. Contact us online to receive more information or call us at 503.883.2346.