- Students may apply to enter the upper division nursing major available to those migrating from Linfield University’s campus in McMinnville or transferring from other colleges and universities. This program is four semesters, or two academic years in length.
- Students with a previous baccalaureate degree in another area are eligible to apply for our accelerated program that meets year-round and can be completed in 15 months.
- Registered nurses with a diploma or an associate’s degree are eligible for our online RN-BSN Program.
Linfield's nursing program is growingLinfield University acquires 20-acre Portland campus
School of Nursing seeks full time faculty
Nursing is a Job for the Future
Men, forget about the stigma. Male nurses explain why nursing is a job for the future in this New York Times article featuring four Linfield nursing alumni including Professor Jake Crevistan ‘08, Graham Seaton 08, Peter Stach ’08 and John-Flor Sisante ’17. Linfield explored this topic and found our program outpaces the national average for men in the profession.
Nursing education at Linfield is characterized by rigorous academic preparation provided by a faculty genuinely committed to the personal and professional development of each student. In addition to course work and clinical practice, Linfield-Good Samaritan students are encouraged to take advantage of a rich variety of student activities and international programs.
Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing has been providing excellence in nursing education since 1892. Originating as a diploma program offered by Good Samaritan Hospital, the program expanded to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree when it merged with Linfield University in 1982. Today our students are immersed in a nursing education that combines technology and knowledge essential in today’s changing health care environment with traditional values centered on caring for people of all ages and from all walks of life.
"Academic excellence and professional development are best acquired in the backdrop of a stimulating and attentive community of faculty, staff and students. All aspects of our students' development--relational, social, spiritual, and intellectual are valued and supported. As a result, every day our students and graduates are making a positive difference in the lives of individuals, families, and communities, and are prepared and hungry for a life of learning."
Cheryl Langford, MSN, RN
Associate Professor of Nursing
Linfield University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing. The baccalaureate degree program at Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education .