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Nursing at Linfield

Why Linfield nursing?

The Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing is a recognized leader in regionally accredited, CCNE-approved nurse education for both traditional, campus-based programs and online nursing degrees.

In fact, the Good Samaritan School of Nursing is the oldest nursing education program in the Pacific Northwest. And we continue to provide a variety of options for you as you advance your nursing education.

With our innovative approach to blending theory and practice, you will not only learn great nursing skills, but how to communicate effectively, think critically and problem solve as a nursing student in any of our programs. This is why Linfield nurses are highly sought after in hospitals and healthcare organizations.

Employment opportunities for Linfield-prepared nurses

Here are just a few of the specialized nursing fields you might pursue with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Linfield University:

  • Nurse training/education
  • Public and community health
  • Leadership and management in nursing
  • Hospice and home health
  • RN case management


Which program is right for you?

Take the next step toward becoming a Linfield nurse. Read through our different nursing programs below and select the program that best fits your needs. We offer both campus-based and online nursing degrees, as well as a Master of Science in Nursing.

nursing student practicing on a manikin in the simulation lab


Prelicensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

A two-year, transfer-only program for students who have completed their prerequisites and most of their general education requirements.

Learn more about our BSN program
Nursing faculty member with student studying in lab


Prelicensure Accelerated BSN (ABSN)

An accelerated 12-month program is available for students with a bachelor's degree who have completed the prerequisites.

Learn more about our ABSN program
Nursing student studying on her laptop

Fully online


A 12-month program completely online for licensed nurses to achieve their BSN. We have co-admission partnerships for students completing an associate degree in nursing at many Oregon community colleges.

Learn more about our RN to BSN program
nurse in scrubs outside a hospital


Master's Entry into Professional Nursing (MEPN)

This is a 15-month full-time prelicensure program for anyone with a bachelor's degree or higher in another field who wants to pursue a passion in nursing. Earn your Master of Science in Nursing without having to obtain your BSN!

Learn more about our MEPN program
graduate student in lab coat with medical chart in hand

Fully online

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): Nursing Leadership

An accelerated 12-month, fully online program in nursing leadership designed for licensed nurses who already have their BSN.

Learn more about our MSN program