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Application Instructions for Those Who Previously Applied Before November 15, 2013, and your application was verified 

STEP 1: Update your NursingCAS application.

Refer to the specific instructions below as you complete your application.

Update your NursingCAS application at www.nursingcas.org.  Review all fields to make sure information is current.  Be sure to:

1.  Change the "Designation" to the current application cycle (Spring 2015).

2.  Go to "My Profile" to enter your social security number.  Verify all other information is current.

3.  Update all "Coursework" completed since you last applied.  If you enter additional coursework, you must also request current official transcripts from those colleges/universities.  Transcripts must be sent directly to NursingCAS from the issuing institution using the NursingCAS transcript request form.  NursingCAS will provide this form to you in the "Secondary Schools and Colleges" section.  You are required to use the NursingCAS form when you submit your transcript request so that the transcript can be sent directly to NursingCAS.  Transcripts sent to Linfield College will not be processed.

4.  A new "Reference" is required.  Enter the name of one reference on your application.  Only one recommendation is required.  NursingCAS will send the recommendation request electronically to the person you enter.  Letters of recommendation sent directly to Linfield College will not be accepted.  If more than one recommendation is submitted, one will be selected at random for scoring purposes.

5.  Update your work and volunteer history in the "Profesional Experience" section.  This is required in lieu of a resume.

6.  A new "Personal Statement" is required.  Responses to the following questions will serve as your personal statement.

Linfield College is interested in who you are beyond grades and employment history.  This exercise consists of a series of short-answer essay questions that address your experience in the following areas: leadership, knowledge and creativity, overcoming hardship, discrimination and injustice resolution.  In 5,000 characters or less (including spaces), please respond to the four questions below.  For each, focus on experiences that are important to you.  Make your response concise and personal.  Your response does not have to be education or nursing related, but should give us the opportunity to know you as a potential member of the Linfield community.  You'll notice these questions are similar to those asked of you previously.  We do ask that you resubmit your personal statement.  (You may want to draft your response in Word, then copy and paste your final response into NursingCAS.)

1. Leadership/Group contributions: Describe examples of your leadership experience in which you have significantly influenced others, helped resolve disputes, or contributed to group efforts over time.

2. Knowledge in a field/creativity: Describe any of your special interests and how you have developed knowledge in these areas.  Give examples of your creativity; the ability to see alternatives; take diverse perspectives; come up with many, varied, or original ideas; or willingness to try new things.

3. Dealing with adversity: Describe a challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to address this challenge.  Did you include others in your problem solving?  If so, what roles did they play?  What resources did you access?  What did you learn about yourself?

4. Handling systemic challenges:  Describe your experiences facing or witnessing discrimination or an injustice.  Tell us how you responded, what you learned from those experiences and how they have prepared you to contribute to the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing.

STEP 2: Upload supplemental materials to NursingCAS.

Supplemental materials consist of:

Signature Form and Prerequisite Checklist.  This is not a fillable form.  Print and complete.  There are two signature lines on the form.  One attests to your computer proficiency and the other to the authenticity of your application materials.  The checklist documents the specific courses you completed to fulfill prerequisites and when you plan to complete any remaining prerequisites.  If you do not fill in prerequisite completion dates in the "completion term or term to be taken" column, the form is incomplete. 

We recommend saving these completed forms as a single file for upload.  To complete the upload process,

  • login to your application and go to the "Designations" section
  • click "Designated Schools" then "Linfield College - Good Samaritan School of Nursing (Undergraduate)"
  • scroll to the bottom of the page and under "Document Uploads" select the document you would like to attach
  • enter in a label name and click submit

Please note, if you do not attach your files to the Linfield College designation, we will not be able to view these documents and your application will be incomplete.

For additional document upload help, refer to the NursingCAS instructions.   

Upload both completed forms to the "document upload" section of your NursingCAS application.

STEP 3: Pay your supplemental application fee.

Pay the $20 Linfield supplemental application fee online.  This fee is in addition to the NursingCAS fee.

STEP 4: Submit NursingCAS application.

Your application is not complete until you make your final submission to NursingCAS. This must be done by August 1, 2014.