Linfield College launches nursing master’s degree: Leadership in Healthcare Ecosystems

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Linfield

Starting in September, Linfield College will offer an online master’s degree to inspire nurses to promote more equitable and community-focused healthcare systems.

The new Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Leadership in Healthcare Ecosystems is in the emerging field of systems relationships. Participants will draw on economics, environmental, social and health sciences to address current and future challenges to healthcare delivery.

The program is designed to be rigorous but flexible, accommodating BSN-prepared registered nurses. The family-friendly program aligns with major holidays and breaks and consists of 10-week accelerated terms. Graduates will exit the program with the expertise necessary to lead change in today’s increasingly complex healthcare ecosystem.

“The Master of Science in Nursing focus on healthcare systems is an amazing opportunity for emerging nurse leaders,” said Linfield Provost Susan Agre-Kippenhan. “It is a holistic and interprofessional approach geared for working nurses. The course of study can be completed full-time in one year, and we welcome part time students.”

“This is an ideal time to offer a master’s degree that puts nurses in the driver’s seat,” added Kim Dupree Jones, Linfield’s Dean of Nursing. “Our graduates will transform the health care system as they advance their own career. The program grows tomorrow’s leaders and serves as a springboard for success in doctoral programs.”

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The Linfield Board of Trustees voted Feb. 15 to approve a name change from Linfield College to Linfield University, effective July 1. The new MSN track will be Linfield University’s first graduate program.

Linfield is an independent, non-profit university with campuses in McMinnville and Portland, Oregon. Twenty-eight percent of Linfield students are first-generation college students, and more than one-third are U.S. students of color. The U.S. State Department has honored Linfield for being a top producer of Fulbright Scholars three years in a row.