Admission Requirements

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Linfield University offers admission into the Linfield Good Samaritan School of Nursing as a transfer student either from Linfield’s College of Arts and Science or directly from another institution. All applicants must apply directly to the School of Nursing either through the McMinnville to Portland Intercampus Transfer application (for currently enrolled Linfield students with residency) or NursingCAS (for students who are transferring to the pre-licensure B.S.N. program from another institution. Admission is competitive. Students holding a baccalaureate degree have the option of applying for the accelerated pre-licensure program. The traditional program begins in either a fall or spring semester and is normally completed in four fall and spring semesters. The accelerated program begins in the summer semester and is normally completed in four semesters: summer, fall, spring, summer.

For admission consideration, applicants must meet all the following criteria:

  1. Completion of all prerequisite course requirements by the final materials deadline posted on the application calendar for each cohort:
    One of the following 2-course sequences:8
    PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
    PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
    OR
    GENERAL, ORGANIC, AND BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY (I)
    GENERAL, ORGANIC, AND BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY (II)
    OR
    GENERAL CHEMISTRY
    GENERAL CHEMISTRY
    All of the following:
    BIOL 212HUMAN ANATOMY4
    BIOL 213HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY4
    BIOL 275INTRODUCTION TO MICROBIOLOGY4
    or BIOL 361 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY
    HHPA 280NUTRITION3
    INQS 125INQUIRY SEMINAR4
    MATH 140INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS3
    PSYC 155LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY4
    Note: GENERAL CHEMISTRY (CHEM 210) is a prerequisite for GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY (BIOL 361)HUMAN ANATOMY (BIOL 212)HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY (BIOL 213)INTRODUCTION TO MICROBIOLOGY (BIOL 275) or GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY (BIOL 361); and NUTRITION (HHPA 280) must be taken within seven years of application to the program. Transferable prerequisites from other Oregon and Washington colleges are listed on the School of Nursing admission website.
  2. At the time of application and the final materials deadline posted on the application calendar, a minimum grade of C in all prerequisite course requirements except INQUIRY SEMINAR (INQS 125). The INQS requirement must be successfully completed according to the university standards.
  3. At the time of application and the final materials deadline posted on the application calendar, a minimum 3.000 GPA for all transferable prerequisite course requirements (Linfield curriculum, paracurricular, and elective courses excluded).
  4. At the time of application and the final materials deadline posted on the application calendar, a minimum 3.000 GPA in all prerequisite science courses (includes Biology/Chemistry, Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology).
  5. At the time of application and the final materials deadline posted on the application calendar, a minimum 2.670 GPA in Anatomy and Physiology courses.
  6. Students may attempt each course in the Anatomy and Physiology sequence no more than twice. In the case where a student has more than one repeat of a course, only the grade from the first repeat will be used in the GPA calculation. A withdrawal (W) from either an Anatomy or Physiology course will be counted as an attempt under this rule. If a student withdrew from one of these courses for reasons other than poor academic performance, the student may consult with the Office of the Registrar on how to petition for an exception.
  7. By the final materials deadline posted on the application calendar, a minimum 62 semester credits or 93 quarter credits of transferable coursework completed.

Additional provisions:

  • For students who are progressing towards completion of academic requirements, admission decisions are contingent upon successful completion of all requirements prior to the final materials deadline posted on the application calendar.
  • Linfield students currently enrolled on the McMinnville Campus or the Online and Continuing Education (OCE) Program will be admitted to the nursing major, pending space availability, if they are in good standing at the university and meet all nursing admission requirements. If there are more applications than spaces available, admission will be competitive, based primarily on grades in the prerequisite courses, and can include other information, including but not limited to the overall college academic record and the number of credits earned at Linfield University. Supporting application materials may also be requested. McMinnville Campus/OCE students are required to submit a Linfield University Intercampus Nursing Application by the nursing application deadline. Students who transferred to the McMinnville Campus/OCE from another program must show that 30 semester hours will be completed at Linfield in order to be considered a resident Linfield student.
  • Students transferring from other institutions may obtain application information from the School of Nursing admission website.
  • Students applying to transfer from another institution who have been denied admission to the School of Nursing are not eligible to gain entry to the nursing major by establishing resident student status through enrollment at the McMinnville Campus or OCE programs. Such a student may only reapply for admission to the nursing major as a transfer from another institution.
  • A prospective student previously enrolled in any nursing program may apply for admission to the Linfield Good Samaritan School of Nursing, by submitting the regular application, all regular supplementary materials, course syllabi of all completed nursing courses, and a letter or email directly from the dean/director of the previous school stating the student was in good standing and would be allowed to continue enrollment in the nursing program. Only those from an accredited baccalaureate institution with regional accreditation and national professional accreditation as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, such as the National League for Nursing (NLN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), will be evaluated for possible nursing transfer credit. Credit earned at non-accredited institutions is not transferable. Admission will be dependent on space availability.
  • Prospective applicants holding a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or through a recognized college or university in another country) may apply for the accelerated pre-licensure program. Their degree must be complete by the final materials deadline for the A.B.S.N. cohort.

After admission to the nursing major, students must submit the following documentation:

  1. ACEMAPP documentation of learning assessment, health assessments, immunizations and all clinical site specific requirements prior to starting the program by the date specified in the calendar and at all times in the nursing program.
  2. Required immunizations that must be current at all times are:
    1. Annual TB screening test that is either a 2-step TB skin test or Quantiferon Gold Test or a Chest x-ray if results of TB test is positive reactive and review of symptoms form.
    2. Diptheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (every 10 years).
    3. Measles/Mumps/Rubella: Dates of vaccinations (Note 2 doses required) or laboratory evidence of MMR immunity by titers for each.
    4. Hepatitis B status: Hep B surface antibody with positive results after completion of vaccine series OR history of Hepatitis B disease with Anti-HBc titer with positive results.
    5. Chickenpox (Varicella): Dates of vaccinations (Note 2 doses required) OR Varicella titer with positive results.
    6. Annual Influenza Vaccine.
  3. Current CPR is required at all times: American Heart Association Basic Life Support for health care providers is the only one accepted.
  4. Criminal background check and drug screen through an approved vendor prior to the program start date (refer to Linfield Good Samaritan School of Nursing (LGSSON) Student Manual for further information).
  5. Signed Essential Functions document.
  6. Proof of health insurance or annual purchase of such insurance through the university.
  7. Professional liability insurance is required through Linfield University. An annual renewable fee is due each year at the time of registration. This insurance only covers individuals in their clinical practice as students in nursing courses.
  8. COVID-19: Test results and dates of vaccination. Compliance requirements for Nursing students are subject to change based on the requirements of the Oregon Health Authority. Please see www.linfield.edu/compliance for the most up-to-date information on compliance requirements.

Compliance requirements for Nursing students are subject to change based on the requirements of the Oregon Health Authority.

APPLICANTS WITH CRIMINAL CONVICTION HISTORIES

The Oregon State Board of Nursing may deny nurse licensure to persons with criminal arrest or conviction histories. Contact the Board for information at (971) 673-0685.