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Earn your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with Linfield's

Master's Entry into Professional Nursing Program

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Introducing Linfield University's

Master's Entry into Professional Nursing

Linfield’s new Master’s Entry into Professional Nursing (MEPN) program is currently under development and will welcome its first students in January 2023. If you have a bachelor's degree (or higher) in a different field but are interested in pursuing your passion for nursing, this pre-licensure program is built for you. Earn your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) without having to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing! The program prepares you for the NCLEX exam, and after passing, you will be able to apply for your registered nurse (RN) license to become a leader in the health system in any U.S. state.

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MEPN program at a glance

Six 10-week terms

Plus a two-week intensive simulation practicum

18 months

Full-time program

60-70

Total semester credits

In the MEPN program at Linfield

you will take:

Sustainable Nursing Leadership

Examine the role of the nurse as leader and change agent in organizational systems and the profession in the context of current issues and trends.

Nursing Care of Communities and Populations

Explore concepts related to the health and nursing care of communities and populations domestically and globally, including an examination of the social systems and contextual influences on the health and well-being of communities and populations.

Health Assessment, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology in Nursing

A two-course series covering safe and effective medication administration and understanding of pharmacology of major drug classifications. It also integrates and applies evidence-based pathophysiology and pharmacology into a holistic comprehensive assessment of diverse individuals across the lifespan.

Hands-on learning

Like the traditional and accelerated BSN programs, you will complete on-campus simulated clinical and off-campus clinical. Unique to the MEPN is a two-week intensive simulation practicum where you will:

  • Apply clinical reasoning and judgment in simulated settings
  • Perform clinical skills with competency and policy standards demonstrating safe, effective nursing practice
  • Manage IV medications and interventions for acute care nursing to prepare for inpatient nursing clinical placements

What you can do with this degree

  • Become a nurse academic

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  • Work as an RN in a variety of hospital or clinical settings, such as acute care, primary care or public health

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  • Fast track to nursing leadership roles in health care systems

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  • Apply for competitive admission to advanced practice programs – such as nurse practitioner, nurse midwifery, certified registered nurse anesthetist – and DNP and Ph.D. programs 

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Beth Woodward
Associate Director of Admission
Portland Campus, Building 1 - 188
503-883-2213
bwoodwar@linfield.edu