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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 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.  

Spring 2023 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
  • Please contact Erin Childers ( to indicate your interest in pre-nursing

Apply to Admission to the Fall 2023 School of Nursing Cohort!

For McMinnville students only:

  • Application window: November 1, 2022- February 1, 2023 (due by 11:59 p.m. PST)

Application Link and Instructions

  • Application Link
  • Select the log-in under Returning Users
  • Once logged in, scroll down to Start New Application link
  • In the prompts, select 2023 and then School of Nursing UG Fall
  • Click Create Application

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