Linfield College Nursing Program Review

Linfield College (LC) has campuses in McMinnville and Portland, Oregon. The college is split up into three divisions. The main campus in McMinnville focuses on providing a general liberal arts education. The campus in Portland houses the school of nursing and other health programs, and the division of continuing education operates online courses and programs at satellite campuses for working adults seeking higher education. Together the three campus serve nearly 2,000 students. Linfield College was founded in 1858 as Oregon City College and was established by a Baptist Society in Oregon. Linfield College is accredited by the Northwest Commission for Colleges and Universities.

Nursing Programs

The BSN (Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing) program at Linfield College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing was founded in 1981 as a partnership between the Good Samaritan Hospital and Linfield College. The Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing is based on the Portland campus of Linfield College. The school offers degree completion programs for RNs (Registered Nurses) seeking to advance their education and career opportunities.

Linfield College Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Transfer BSN/ABSN (accelerated) Programs

The Transfer BSN/ABSN programs at Linfield College are for aspiring nurses who are not yet licensed RNs. The Transfer BSN program at Linfield College accepts students who have completed their prerequisite coursework and are applying to begin the nursing program in their junior year. All nursing programs at Linfield College are transfer programs, meaning the student must complete their first two years of study at a regionally accredited institution and the then transfer to Linfield College. The Transfer BSN program can be completed in two years. The Accelerated Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (ABSN) degree program is for students who have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing who are pursuing a career as an RN. The accelerated program can be completed in 15 months.

Admission to either program is based on a point s system with GPA in science prerequisite courses and the required application essay receiving the most weight. Other factors include a student’s overall GPA and progression towards the nursing degree (by completing all course prerequisites). In general students should have a 2.75 GPA and completion of at least 11credits of science, 9 credits of non-science and 4 credits of writing prerequisites to be considered for the nursing programs.

Upon completion of both the Transfer BSN and ABSN, students will receive a BSN and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN to become a RN.

RN to BSN (Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing) Program for Registered Nurses

Students who already have an RN license that would like to complete a BSN will do so primarily online, through Linfield College’s RN to BSN program. Admission requirements include a 2.75 or higher GPA, letter of recommendation from supervisor or faculty and an RN license. Students can complete the program in as little as 12 months or as long as 18. Upon completion of the RN to BSN program, RNs will earn a BSN degree.

Linfield College
900 SE Baker,
McMinnville, OR 97128-6894