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Message from the Dean

A message from the dean

Kim Jones, Dean of Linfield's School of NursingFounded in 1890 by Emily Loveridge RN as the Good Samaritan Hospital diploma program, the Linfield University School of Nursing is the oldest continuously operated nursing school the Pacific Northwest.

We offer high-touch, on-ground Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs in a traditional format for first-degree students, and an accelerated format for students with a previous bachelor’s degree. Online, we offer a nationally ranked RN to BSN program and an innovative MSN in Healthcare Ecosystems Leadership. These rigorous-yet-flexible programs are designed to meet the growing needs of the healthcare industry while providing a work-life balance for working nurses. 

The demand for nurses is increasing, and our school is growing to meet the demand. In January 2021, we will move to a new, 20-acre, full-service campus in Northeast Portland. It boasts a 700% increase in a high-tech simulation space where both undergraduate and graduate students can engage in complex clinical scenarios that parallel, anticipate and amplify real-life situations. The campus is being designed to support student learning at the highest level and encourage collaboration.

Importantly, our nursing curriculum is grounded in a strong 21st-century comprehensive education. That means we develop life-long learners with the ability to think critically and creatively, communicate effectively and lead others in complex, diverse environments. We educate nurses who embrace disruptive technologies and demonstrate leadership and curiosity during change.

Thousands of Linfield-educated nurses are working now across the globe. They’re helping others, and leading change. If you want to join them, you’ve come to the right place.

Kim Dupree Jones
Dean of Linfield's School of Nursing