Linfield-Good Samaritan Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Flexible 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
Students will complete a community-centered baccalaureate curriculum that emphasizes the development of the nurse's skills in professional communication, leadership, cultural sensitivity, and population health. Emphasis is placed on experiences that prepare the registered nurse (RN) for practice in a diverse global community and an ever-changing healthcare environment. Our curriculum is tailored to the needs of working RNs and taught by faculty who are certified, online instructors. In addition to online course work, RN to BSN students benefit from experiential learning in the community, including the opportunity to participate in international programs.
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 help eligible students.
Who Should Enroll
The RN to BSN degree program is suitable for both new nurses and nurses who have been working for several years. Because online classes have a flexible timeline, busy nurses are often better able to balance work, family demands, and online course requirements than they would be if taking courses in a traditional classroom. With credentials from Linfield College, 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 the Institute of Medicine’s report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, and Advancing Health. We believe that any RN 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.
The curriculum of Linfield’s RN to BSN is community-based and focused on registered nurses becoming leaders in their community. During the last semester of the RN to BSN program, nurses choose a vulnerable population of their choice in their local community or internationally and complete a service-learning experience to serve this population. This experience will be coordinated with one-on-one support from faculty advisors who assist nurses in identifying their population of choice and completing approximately 64 hours of work preparing and implementing a health promotion in the identified community.
You will have the opportunity to build on previous experience and knowledge related to leadership, management, population health, and professional communication. Linfield RN to BSN students are requested by organizations each semester for service learning opportunities throughout Oregon communities. Past service learning clinicals have included:
- A pediatric oral health campaign
- Medical translation services for Russian-speaking communities
- Development of geriatric evacuation plans
- Health assessments to underrepresented populations
- International medical missions
- Health promotion through Headstart programs
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
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. Interested students can fill out the Request Information form or call 503-883-2213 to connect with an admission counselor. Alternatively, those ready to invest in their future may apply now.
This is information about the online RN to BSN degree program for those already licensed and working as RNs. If you are interested in our pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (based on our Portland campus), you can find information here.