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Unforgettable Impact

About the School of Nursing

Linfield’s 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.

Kim Jones, Dean of the School of Nursing

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.

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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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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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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Leadership in Healthcare Ecosystems

Our MSN program incorporates the fields of economics, environmental, social, and health sciences to address current and future challenges to healthcare delivery.

Stories from our School of Nursing

Voices of Linfield

Kamryn hitting the softball
Kamryn in her graduation cap and gown
Kamryn hitting the softball
Succeeding On and Off the Field
With hard work and a drive to succeed, Kamryn Apling '22 is paving the way for student-athletes with a passion for nursing.
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Ashwin Patankar '21
Portland campus
Growing New Roots
“I wanted to do something where my job satisfaction comes from the actual work. I feel like with a lot of jobs, you do them to get a certain result and it can feel like ‘Oh, I did a great job’ or ‘The past week was a waste of time.’ In nursing, the job satisfaction lies within the things you do for people.”
Leo Pham Portrait
Leo Pham outside of the Portland nursing campus
Leo Pham Portrait
Challenging the Uncommon
“We need to break the stigma that the nursing pathway is only for women and men should become doctors. At this age, that is not always the case anymore. Choose your passion and follow it! You can be whoever you want.” 
Elvia Graves at nursing campus
Elvia Graves portrait
Elvia Graves at nursing campus
Breaking Barriers
Overcoming language barriers in her education was another obstacle. Elvia is a first-generation college student with English as her second language. Born and raised speaking Spanish, she was 20 years old when she started to teach herself English.
trail in Forest Heights, Portland
Nurses checking in on the Portland campus
trail in Forest Heights, Portland
ASLU Portland Campus: 2020 student leadership
Meet the 2020-21 ASLU student leadership on the Portland campus.
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.”
Nursing Week Banner on Portland Campus
Nursing students with masks
Nursing Week Banner on Portland Campus
Adapting to a new way of learning
The first semesters are focused more on nursing practices and theory, while the end of nursing cycle almost entirely revolves around clinical hours in the hospital. Linfield’s decision to transition to entirely online class for the remainder of spring 2020 has had varying effects on students at different stages of their nursing careers.
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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.

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Meet Our Faculty

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