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Unforgettable Impact

About the School of Nursing

The Linfield University-Good Samaritan School of Nursing is known for educating some of the most sought-after health care professionals. From day one, our exceptional faculty will inspire and challenge you to achieve your goal of becoming a nurse or advancing your nursing career. But it's more than your academic journey – it's about you becoming a caring, compassionate, well-rounded person making a difference in the world.

Paul Smith, Dean of the School of Nursing, in his regalia

Educating tomorrow's leaders

Message from the dean

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.

Read Paul's full message
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Join the School of Nursing at Linfield

Admission to our Nursing Program

We offer three options for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Which program is right for you? Take the next step toward becoming a Linfield nurse.

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School of Nursing

Programs of Study

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Online degree


Creating community leaders, the RN to BSN is Linfield’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree completion program designed for working nurses.

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Bachelor of Science


Nursing is both an in-demand profession and a calling to care for people of all ages and from all walks of life.

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Earn your master's degree

Master's Entry into Professional Nursing (MEPN)

If you have a bachelor's degree (or higher) in a different field but are interested in nursing, this prelicensure program is built for you.

Stories from our School of Nursing

Voices of Linfield

The entrance of building 2 on the Linfield University Portland Campus
Portrait of Diego Sabio Paese '23
The entrance of building 2 on the Linfield University Portland Campus
Best of Both Worlds
Diego Sabio Paese '23 says being a nursing major requires an incredibly high level of academic, personal and professional maturity, and Linfield has fostered all of those within him. He feels ready and eager to pursue his dreams of being a pediatric nurse. 
Entrance to the School of Nursing on Linfield's Portland campus
Group photo of the incoming nursing class of 2022-23
Entrance to the School of Nursing on Linfield's Portland campus
ASLU Portland Campus: 2022-23 Student Leadership
The Associated Students of Linfield University Portland Campus (ASLU-PC) student government represents all Portland campus School of Nursing students. Meet the ASLU-PC team for 2022-23.
the courtyard outside of Riley Hall in the spring
Lucy Kerr '24 sitting down outside of Starbucks, smiling
the courtyard outside of Riley Hall in the spring
A Helping Hand
For sophomore Lucy Kerr '24, helping others has always been the priority. The pre-nursing major came into Linfield as a first-generation student. She now lends a helping hand to those in the same position.
Aerial view of Linfield's Portland campus
Alexie Joi in her nursing scrubs, face mask and stethoscope around her neck
Aerial view of Linfield's Portland campus
A Work of Heart
“I wanted to go into a profession where I can truly be myself and showcase my passion for wanting to help others.”
Ella Hillbery
Meet Ella Hillberry
“After being sent home in early March, I realized the strong likelihood that Ketchikan would see little or no tourism this summer. I was lucky enough to renew my CNA license this spring knowing I may need to use it. In March I applied at my local hospital, and was officially hired in April as a CNA in the Long Term Care unit.”
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New Linfield faculty members fall 2019
Aerial view of McMinnville campus
Meet Linfield's newest faculty members
A roller derby announcer. A podcast host. An artist. Linfield's newest professors are brilliant and an interesting group.


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