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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN or ABSN)

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Nursing is both an in-demand profession and a calling to care for people of all ages and from all walks of life. As a nursing major at Linfield, you will be immersed in an education that pairs advanced technology with the core knowledge essential to provide care in a constantly changing health care environment. From your first day on campus, you will work side-by-side with faculty mentors as you become a committed and responsive professional with a solid liberal arts background.

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Traditional BSN Program

The Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Linfield University is tailored for students seeking a comprehensive nursing education. With admissions in both fall and spring semesters, the program spans four semesters, each 15 weeks long, offering a blend of theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and innovative learning methods such as simulation and virtual reality. Our faculty are committed to fostering a holistic approach to nursing, emphasizing social justice and care for underrepresented populations. With state-of-the-art facilities and a curriculum designed to prepare students not only for the national licensure exam but also to embody the core values of nursing, our program is ideal for those dedicated to making a significant impact in healthcare.

ABSN Program at Linfield University

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program is designed for individuals who already hold a bachelor's degree and are seeking to transition into nursing. This program spans from June to June, offering an intensive, accelerated pathway to a BSN. Through 10-week accelerated semesters, students are prepared to sit for the national exam and embark on their nursing careers, equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of healthcare.

Another option for individuals who already hold a bachelor's degree and are seeking to transition into nursing is our master's entry into professional nursing (MEPN) program.

A glance at the curriculum

You will take:

Professional Communication

Preparation for professional practice and effective working relationships in interdisciplinary settings through the use of evidence-based communication strategies. Includes a focus on diverse clients and communication across the lifespan. (NURS 315)

Integrated Experiential Learning

Knowledge integration courses that prepare you to use sound clinical reasoning in providing safe and effective nursing care with clients across the lifespan. (NURS 335, 375)

Transitions in Health and Illness

Explores essential concepts, knowledge and skills to care for clients and their families across the lifespan during major health and illness transitions. (NURS 425)

Studying nursing at Linfield

Learning outcomes

  • Integrate knowledge from liberal arts, sciences and nursing science as a basis for professional practice.

    Apply clinical reasoning, reflective practice and evidence-based practice in the provision of safe, quality holistic client-centered care.

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  • Communicate effectively and collaboratively in a professional practice.

    Use information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error and support decision-making to achieve health care outcomes for clients.

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  • Provide effective nursing care that considers diverse values, cultures, perspectives and health practices.

    Use principles of stewardship and leadership effectively and efficiently to influence the practice environment and improve health outcomes.

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  • Demonstrate accountability for the delivery of standards-based nursing care that is consistent with moral, altruistic, legal, ethical, regulatory, humanistic and social justice principles.

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  • Demonstrate awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context of the health care system, and effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal quality and value.

    Demonstrate commitment to the nursing profession through the comportment of professional values and standards.

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Life After Linfield

You will leave prepared for a career in areas such as:


  • Registered Nurse
  • Critical Care Registered Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Staff Registered Nurse
  • Family Nurse Practitioner


Estimate wage: $85.3k

Estimate of what Linfield nursing alumni could be making based on their current ages, occupations and geographic locations.

Potential wage: $96.8k

The potential wage is based on the average wage for the occupations.

Top career paths

The top five education-to-career paths of Linfield nursing alumni include:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Staff Registered Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner 
  • Family Nurse Practitioner 
  • Critical Care Registered nurse


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Which program is right for you?

Find out more about the admission process and requirements for both our BSN and ABSN program.

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at Linfield University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (