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Prerequisite Guide for Nursing 2015-2016

First Degree and Second Degree (Accelerated) Applicants

The Linfield College-Good Samaritan School of Nursing admits students on a transfer basis only. 

A minimum of 11 semester credits (16 quarter credits) in the lab sciences (biology/chemistry, anatomy & physiology, microbiology) and all other prerequisite courses must be complete (not in progress) at the time of application for admission consideration.  Anatomy, physiology, microbiology, and nutrition must be completed within the 7 years of the application due date.

Prerequisite courses for all nursing students:

  • WR 121 and WR 122 or equivalent college writing courses (3 semester credits or 5 quarter credits minimum)
  • One academic year of biology/chemistry with labs
  • One academic year of anatomy and physiology with labs
  • One term of microbiology
  • One term of lifespan developmental psychology
  • One term of nutrition
  • One term of statistics

Students must have 62 semester credits (93 quarter credits) of transferable coursework complete prior to beginning the program.  Prerequisite courses may be completed at any regionally accredited community college or university.

Students seeking their first bachelor’s degree must also complete general education requirements prior to graduation.  These may be completed during the nursing program, but it is recommended that the majority of these courses be completed prior to enrollment.  The prerequisite courses above will satisfy many of the general education requirements, but five areas—Creative Studies (CS), Ultimate Questions (UQ), Vital Past (VP), U.S. Pluralisms (US) and Global Pluralisms (GP)—generally require an additional 3 semester credit or 4 quarter credit course. 

Track your progress with a prerequisite course checklist.

Detailed transfer guides are available for many area community colleges and universities.

An academic credit evaluation will be made for all confirmed students.  Transfer credit will be considered for courses completed at regionally accredited two- and four-year colleges and universities only.  A grade of ‘C’ or higher is required for transfer.

If you have any questions regarding the transferability of your courses, please contact Mindy Cowan.