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General Admission Information

Admission to the School of Nursing

A prerequisite GPA of 3.00 is necessary to apply to the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing.

A letter grade of “C” or higher is required for transfer.

Some courses must be completed before you apply.  Courses required for application may not be in progress when you submit your application.  There are no exceptions.  Please be sure grades are on your transcript for the following:

A minimum of 11 semester (16 quarter) credits of science prerequisite courses (any combination of biology/chemistry, anatomy & physiology, microbiology) along with nutrition, lifespan developmental psychology, statistics and college writing.  Thes must be complete (not in progress) at the time of application.

You may be finishing your final lab science courses when you apply.  Most will be complete at the time of application.  

Admission is highly competitive. The goal of the admission process is to form a community of learners with the potential to succeed in a rigorous academic program and develop essential skills required for nursing practice.
There are three start dates each year: summer for students who hold a bachelor’s degree at the time of application, fall and spring for students with and without a prior bachelor’s degree.  (Start terms and cohorts are subject to change.)  Approximately two hundred students are admitted each academic year based on educational background, grade point average, progress toward completion of prerequisite courses, and available space.

An applicant holding a bachelor’s degree by the application deadline will be considered for the accelerated BSN program, provided that all prerequisite course requirements will be completed by the stipulated deadline for the summer term. Students with a prior degree will also automatically be considered for fall entry. 

Students seeking their first bachelor’s degree may apply to the start date of their preference, either fall or spring. First degree students must qualify as juniors (62 semester credits or 93 quarter credits) at the time of enrollment, and are expected to complete general education courses as required by the college.  It is recommended that the majority of these be completed prior to matriculation.

It is acceptable for any student to apply during both the winter (November 15-February 1) and summer (June 1-August 1) application cycles.