Inside Linfield - Pre-Nursing Advising

Pre-Nursing Advising

The Pre-Nursing Advising Program is a partnership with Nursing faculty, McMinnville campus faculty advisors, and Pre-Nursing students to share resources and information about the profession of nursing and empower students to set and achieve their goals for entry to the Nursing major.

All Linfield students receive guidance and support from an assigned faculty or professional advisor, and must meet with the advisor prior to registration every semester. Pre-Nursing students are advised by their initial First Semester Seminar (FSS) advisor/instructor until they declare their major as pre-nursing and switch to a pre-nursing faculty advisor. Once beginning the nursing program on the Portland campus, students will be assigned a new faculty advisor that will guide them through their remaining nursing curriculum. Supplemental pre-nursing advising is available by the Pre-Nursing/Nursing Advising Coordinator and the Academic Advising staff.

Students pursuing nursing should declare their interest (pre-nursing) while on the McMinnville campus. Students can declare their major on Etrieve using the Declaration of Academic Program and Change of Advisor form. When declaring, pre-nursing students must select a pre-nursing faculty advisor. Students will also need to indicate their cohort code - the semester and year they intend to start in the Nursing program on the Portland Campus. 



Fall 2021 Calendar for Current Students

  •  Tell us if you're planning on the pre-nursing track!
    • This is not a formal declaration form but helps us get in touch with you about upcoming events related to your intended timeline
    • Fill out this short form: 
  • Pre-Nursing Registration Prep Sessions
    • For Jan / Spring 2022 planning 
    • Tuesday, October 26
      • 4 - 5 pm - First-year students
      • 5 - 6 pm - Continuing students and fall 2021 transfer students
      • Location: Zoom (Meeting ID: 93416553652)
    •  Wednesday, October 27
      • 4 - 5 pm - Continuing students and fall 2021 transfer students
      • 5 - 6 pm - First-year students
      • Location: Zoom (Meeting ID: 93903355243)
  • SON Fall 2022 Application Information Sessions
    • Monday, November 1, 4 pm
      • Location: Zoom (Meeting ID: 95262051946) 
    • Tuesday, December 21, 4 pm
      • Location: Zoom (Meeting ID: 93227550224)
    • Application window: November 1, 2021 - January 2, 2022 (due by 11:59 pm)
  • Contact Erin Childers ( for more information 



For Additional Information

Current McMinnville campus pre-nursing students contact:
Academic Advising in McMinnville


Prospective McMinnville campus pre-nursing students contact:
Admission Office in McMinnville

Students transferring directly to Portland from other institutions contact:
Beth Woodward, Associate Director of Admission, School of Nursing