Campus Clubs and Organizations
Linfield College offers many opportunities for student membership and participation in campus clubs and organizations. ASLC-PC loves seeing students involved in the campus community and provides support to many social, cultural, recreational, and campus media clubs and organizations here at the Portland Campus. Current students who are interested in starting a new campus club or organization may contact Ashley Fisher, ASLC-PC Club Liaison, to find out more information.
2011-2012 Campus Clubs and Organizations
The Linfield Student Chapter of the Asian American / Pacific Islander Nurses Association (AAPINA-LSC) at Linfield College, Portland Campus has high hopes of becoming an influential organization on campus and throughout the community. They have recently been recognized by AAPINA, the national organization, as an official school chapter. AAPINA-LSC is actively working to identify and raise awareness of the healthcare needs of Asians and Pacific Islanders locally, in the United States, and globally. They are also looking to implement strategies to act on issues and public policies affecting Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. Members of the organization come from a wide array of cultural backgrounds including Filipino, Hawaiian, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, and Nepali among others. Students and faculty members of all ethnic backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to join the organization. The AAPINA Linfield Student Chapter meets at least once a month to discuss upcoming events and ways they can promote awareness in the community.
The past school year we have participated in a community health outreach project that was designed for a hard to reach vietnamese population. In the project, we were able to send some Portland Linfield students to the event and participate in taking blood pressure and pulse screenings.
We also had a cultural food fair and donated all money collected to medical teams international who used the money to bring hope to families in El Salvador who have lost their homes and are struggling to survive due to severe flooding.
Interested in becoming involved, membership or to share ideas please contact the club leaders:
President: Krystal Lum
Vice President: Alisa Peak
Treasurer: Liza Matsumoto
BREATHE is where a group of like-minded individuals share the love of Christ with each other as well as other students on campus. Our goal is to support one another through prayer, friendship and experiencing Jesus together. It is also a place where people can get answers to life questions, find out more about God and what it means to be a Christian.
Student Contact: Rachel Maag
Holistic Health Club
The Holistic Health Club wants to familiarize Linfield students and staff with holistic health care practices as well as familiarize holistic health care students and practitioners with nursing practices, so that we can all communicate and work well together for the benefit of our mutual patients. We hope to build strong relationships in the health care community. Future plans include a beach retreat where faculty will hold a Science of Meditation presentation and yoga, holistic professions presentation, holistic care workshop that includes acupuncture, naturopathic, chiropractor, physical therapy, massage, yoga, reiki and more!
For more information, interest in involvement/membership please contact: Brittany Adams
Linfield Public Health Association
The Linfield Public Health Association Club aims to promote health and wellness in the Linfield and Portland communities by raising awareness of the power and pervasiveness of public health through acts of service, networking, policy education, and on-campus activities.
Goals- Raise awareness of public health through acts of service and networking
Purpose- LPHA has recognized an increase in nursing graduates and a decline in jobs available to new graduates. We want our student body to be outstanding amongst all other students in the Portland Metro area. With a phenomenal background of experience outside of the curricula we will build relationships with our community healthcare programs. All in hopes to increase our awareness of the health in our community, practice our school based knowledge outside of the curricula, and build our healthcare background for new graduate resumes.
Objectives- Work with ASLC-PC in networking with a charity or community healthcare program and build a relationship with Linfield School of Nursing and the selected program. Create and publish internship opportunities in the Portland Metro area to all students.
Student Contact: Lacey McCarley
Linfield Student Nurses Association
LSNA is the local Linfield College Chapter of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA).
We support NSNA's Mission to:
- Mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses and enrolled in baccalaureate completion programs;
- Convey the standards and ethics of the nursing profession, and prepare students to lead the profession in the future;
- Advocate for high quality, evidence-based, affordable and accessible health care;
- Advocate for and contribute to advances in nursing education and support the nurses’ role in shaping policy that protects patients.
We do this through holding educational events on campus, providing resume and portfolio development workshops, career networking activities, community service, legislative activities, sending students to State, Regional, and National NSNA Conferences, and anything else our members show interest in doing
President - Kylie Phillips
Secretary - Val Jaeger
Treasurer - Frankie Weeks
Membership & Outreach Coordinator - Rachel Taylor
Events Coordinator - Devon Hoyer
Fundraising Coordinator - Caitlyn Neeld
Board Member at Large - Tierney Newman
Media Coordinator - Tammy Nguyen
Disaster Preparedness Coordinator - Eric Desmond
Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA) is a student organization that promotes higher education, cultura, and historia. MEChA was founded on the principles of self-determination for the liberation of our people. We believe that political involvement and education is the avenue for change in our society." MEChA is open to everyone who is interesting in learning more about the Latino culture in general. The purpose of this group is to raise awareness of the Latino culture including history, social movements, and immigration. Some of the activities we will be doing include networking, fun activities such as learning Latin dancing and cooking Mexican dishes, community service, and celebrating some Hispanic holidays such as "Dia de los muertos" The day of the death, Christmas, Children's Day. Finally, we get the opportunity to assist to national MEChA Conferences annually that will take place in different universities each year. So if you are the type of students who enjoy learning about other cultures and participating in fun activities, MEChA is the right place for you!
Student Contact: Apolonia Martinez and Leticia Falcon
Peer Resource Network (PRN)
The Peer Resource Network (PRN) connects a community of past, present, and future nursing students in an effort to instill confidence and ease transitions by providing support, guidance, and inspiration while fostering the core values of nursing.
PRN is a student run organization that connects students along the nursing education continuum. PRN’s aim is to help ease transition by pairing a new student entering the Linfield School of Nursing community with a mentor from the previous year’s class that best addresses the needs of the new student and act as a peer resource throughout their educational career.
Benefits For Joining PRN:
Peer Assistance for the transition to Linfield College, Portland Campus
Mentors who have walked your path and are available for academic and/or campus questions
Networking and Social resources
Opportunity to be involved in the Linfield Community
Where Do I Sign Up:
To join PRN, please visit our website
I created this club to help prevent the number 1 injury to nurses, which is back injury. At the same time, I think a nurse & others in the health field should be a model for others. Building and developing functional strength using body weight calisthenics is under the radar, but quickly becoming popular in fitness circles. I believe it is the best way to develop the body that nature intended you to have. We will begin our series, LIGHTLY WITH EXTREME MODERATION. Everyone will come at a different level of fitness, but there will be no room for arrogance or show offs! With that said, I am going to lay down a solid base of exercises that we will build on throughout our time together. Even though we meet twice a week, these exercises are best when practices 5 days a week. With that being said, I am hoping to partner people with who are at similar strength levels so that you guys can practice with a partner and try to motivate each other to keep your fitness goals.
Student Contact: Vacant
The Nursemen Club officially got its start last fall semester, 2011. However, we did not come together officially until our first meeting February 13th of our current spring semester. As of this letter’s date, there are no fees to be a member and ALL LINFIELD STUDENTS ARE WELCOME.
As a nascent organization, Nursemen is building on the purpose, goals, and objectives, and Linfield students can expect Nursemen to change as the club grows. Your vision, ideals, and enthusiasm are welcome and we invite you, the Linfield student, to join us is shaping this newest venture.
Our future plans:
off-campus health fair promoting men’s health in the underserved populations of Portland RN/NP panel to speak at Linfield regarding experience as a professional nurse in varying specialties.
The original and remaining ideology of Nursemen is to erase the stigma of being a male nurse, to advance nursing as a field that welcomes both genders, and to advocate for the male population on the Portland campus. We promote and foster a bastion of masculinity within Linfield Nursing (really, just catalyze a community among the males of the population).
Our objectives are: to create a community within the male population of Linfield Nursing School, where one is able to safely communicate grievances, joys, and opinions through extracurricular endeavors such as athletics, outdoor sports, brewing sciences, and various other manly activities our members enjoy; to educate people on the male’s role in nursing, both historically, and contemporarily.
Student Contact: Bruce Wilson
Nursing Students for Reproductive Health and Justice (NSRHJ)
- To work toward a world where access to reproductive health care is comprehensive regardless of a person’s level of education, resources, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
- To acknowledge that sexual and reproductive health is a key component of overall health.
- To provide present and future nurses with appropriate education and tools so they may better serve the sexual and reproductive health and well-being of all people.
- To enhance the comprehensive nature of reproductive health education within and beyond our curriculum by welcoming and creating opportunities for students to learn about complete reproductive health care services.
- To encourage ownership of individual nursing practice through a commitment to self-directed lifelong learning and promotion of access to quality reproductive health care.
What membership means:
- Be a receiving and/or contributing member of the Reproductive Health Mailing List (email), first established in January 2011.
- Benefit from opportunities to attend local conferences and workshops free or at reduced rates.
- Enjoy the option of attending 1 to 2 educational opportunities at Linfield each semester to supplement reproductive health components of the Linfield curriculum.
Let’s talk about sex. Reproductive health care is:
• STI prevention
• HIV & AIDs prevention
• taking sexual histories
• family planning
• perinatal care
• options counseling
• fertility treatments
• pre & post-abortion care
• sex ed teaching
• cancer screening & prevention
• so much more.
Let us know what you want to learn about.
Student Contacts: Rachel Waas Schull, Bethany Borbely
Nursing Students Without Borders (NSWB)
NSWB is dedicated to promoting awareness of and involvement in global health. The goals of NSWB are to:
-increase the number of travel opportunities available to students
-increase the number and quality of student interactions with other cultures
-to promote political and policy literacy among students
-to promote awareness of key global health concepts on large and small scales
-to strengthen the bonds between and among students, departments, faculty and staff, the PDX and MAC campuses, other schools, the community, and organizations such as International Service Learning, Medical Teams International, the African American Health Coalition, World AIDS Day Portland, Mercy Corps, Etc.
NSWB 2012 - 2013 Leaders:
Oncology Club is an organization that helps Linfield Nursing Students to become better prepared for a possible future in oncology nursing. We will achieve this goal by participating in monthly events that focus on different types of cancer, such as Relay for Life, guest speakers, and working directly in cancer clinics around the area. Oncology Club is an environment that will enhance the learning of what oncology nursing really means to current students. If you want to be involved, interested in membership or have any suggestions for monthly events, feel free to contact me! Something we missed that you are interested in? Let us know!!
Student Contacts: Taylor Lovell
If you enjoy spending time outdoors with groups of like-minded friends, then the Outdoor Club is for you! We provide activities such as group hikes, basketball in the park, and many other activities in our neighborhood and beyond.
Student Contact: Elanna Markland
The mission of the Queer Club is to promote understanding and cultural competence regarding queer and trans people. We focus on bringing speakers to campus and hosting events that educates the Linfield community and larger healthcare community around queer and trans health issues.
Student Contacts: Vacant
Students who are Parents Also (SPA)
SPA serves students with families through support and fun, while keeping the goal of an active group that does not become a burden to maintain activity. Some of the ways that we make this group fun and supportive while not taking up too much time are:
- ‘Meetings’ are all done via WebCT so we don’t have to fit one more thing into our hectic lives. Posting can be made anytime of the day or night 24/7 and are checked on a regular basis.
- Family events are held during school downtimes such as summer break, winter break, and January term.
- A well-informed support network allows students the availability of always having someone to talk to if needed.
Wildcatheters is interested in developing lasting relationships while reducing stress and enjoying athletic activities. With so many recreational activities available the potential for the Wildcatheters is endless. Student interest is the Wildcatheters interest. No sports or activity is set in stone. When interest in a particular sport or recreation with sufficient popularity and practicality is expressed, then that is what the Wildcatheters will do. So if you're interested in meeting cool people, reducing stress, and having fun, then the Wildcatheters is the club for you.
Student Contact: Leo “Alex” Corona
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