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Creating community leaders, the RN to BSN is Linfield’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree completion program designed for working nurses. This part-time, 12-month degree program is suitable for both new nurses and experienced nurses. Because online classes have a flexible timeline, busy nurses are often better able to balance work, family demands and online course requirements than with courses taken in a traditional classroom.

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In the RN to BSN program at Linfield

Electives you might take:

Trauma Informed Care

Examine adverse childhood experiences, exposure to toxic stress and trauma experiences that can lead to physical and mental health disparities, higher-risk behaviors and learning challenges. Explore ways educators and healthcare professionals can intervene to help develop resilience. (NURS 372)

Palliative Care

Overview of palliative nursing as a scientific and humanistic approach to caring for individuals experiencing life-limiting illnesses. Examine approaches to care combining compassion with quality and addressing physical, psychological, social, spiritual and cultural aspects of holistic care across the lifespan. (NURS 362)

Health Disparities

Culture and socioeconomic status are the foundation for exploring the health of social, ethnic, cultural and other vulnerable populations. Influences that dictate access to and utilizing of healthcare resources that contribute to health disparities are explored through critical analysis and dialogue. (NURS 343)

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Service learning experience

This program also offers a unique opportunity to complete your “clinical” hours through a service-learning experience that can take place in a location of your choosing (locally, nationally or internationally).

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Personalized attention

We understand the unique challenges facing working students. Faculty and staff offer the personalized attention and support needed for success. You are paired with an academic advisor who assists you during every stage of your academic journey. Tutoring services are also available online, and Linfield has exceptional research and library assistance.

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With credentials from Linfield, nurses can expect:

  • Higher potential earnings and more job opportunities
  • Greater job satisfaction
  • Personal and professional growth
  • Improved patient care and health outcomes
  • Better critical thinking skills
  • Enhanced leadership skills
  • A better understanding of diversity and multiculturalism

What our students say about the program

Professional growth

“The RN-BSN curriculum is allowing me to think more deeply about certain topics and to be exposed to concepts and ideas that I was not aware of before I started the program. For this I am thankful, and I feel that the program is giving me a professional polish that I was lacking before.” —Laura Weldon


Dedicated expert faculty

“I am very happy to have chosen to do my RN to BSN through Linfield. Thank you to all the faculty and staff at Linfield. Your work to make an online RN to BSN program for working nurses has been phenomenal, especially given the COVID-19 pandemic. This is not a checkbox RN to BSN program. I feel like I am truly learning and being pushed to better myself in healthcare each week.” —Tyler Haslam

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Applying to the program

Find out more about the admission process and requirements for our RN to BSN program.

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