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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 are encouraged to switch to a pre-nursing faculty advisor. Once students begin the nursing program on the Portland campus, students will be assigned a School of Nursing faculty advisor that will guide them through their remaining nursing curriculum and help prepare them for their NCLEX exam after graduation. Supplemental pre-nursing advising is available by the Pre-Nursing/Nursing Academic Advisor 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 are encouraged to 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.

Summer 2023 calendar for current students


BSN Application for the Spring 2024 Cohort - *DEADLINE EXTENDED*

  • Apply Now to the Spring 2024 Cohort!
  • The Spring 2024 BSN application will be open from June 1, 2023, to October 1, 2023, at 8:59 pm PST (11:59 PM EST). Both internal and external BSN applicants will apply through the NursingCAS system. 
    • Please refer to the 'Applying for Admission to the Portland Campus' Advising webpage for more detailed instructions on how to apply using NursingCAS!

     *Spring 2024 BSN application deadline extended to October 1, 2023, at 8:59 pm PST (previous deadline: August 1, 2023)


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
  • Please contact Erin Childers ( to indicate your interest in pre-nursing

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