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 7 years of the application due date.
A prerequisite GPA of 3.000 is necessary to apply to the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing. This is calculated on all prerequisite courses complete at the time of application. The minimum 3.000 prerequisite GPA must be maintained through the completion of all prerequisite coursework.
Transfer students applying for entry Spring 2019 or later will be subject to additional minimum requirements:
Prerequisite courses for all nursing students:
Students must have 62 semester credits (93 quarter credits) of transferable coursework complete prior to beginning the program. Courses may be completed at any regionally accredited community college or university. Official evaluation of all transfer credit will be made after admission and confirmation into the program. Please be aware that any coursework graded C- or below does not meet prerequisite requirements and will not transfer to Linfield. In general, professional/technical courses will not transfer. Repeated courses (that is, courses with the same content) will only transfer once. Students who have questions about the transferability of any coursework should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
*Second degree applicants satisfy the writing requirement by virture of their first bachelor degree. No additional writing courses are required.
Track your progress with a prerequisite GPA calculator.
Track your progress with a prerequisite course checklist (pdf), (doc). The .pdf version has the widest compatibility across different devices but must be printed and filled out manually, while the .doc version is a Microsoft Word Document and can be filled out electronically if you have the software to do so.
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.