ADMISSION TO THE SCHOOL OF NURSING
A minimum prerequisite GPA of 2.75 is necessary for admission consideration to the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing. For admission, applicants must complete all prerequisite coursework with a grade of “C” or higher. A minimum of 11 semester (16 quarter) credits in the sciences (biology/chemistry, anatomy & physiology, microbiology) and all other prerequisite courses must be complete at the time of application for admission consideration. Admission is highly competitive. The goal of the admission process is to admit a community of learners that have 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 for students with and without a prior bachelor’s degree, and spring also for students with and without a prior bachelor’s degree. (Start terms and cohorts subject to change.) Approximately two hundred students are admitted each academic year based on educational background, 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.
It is acceptable for any student to apply during both the winter and summer application cycles.