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Peer Resource Network

Peer Resource Network (PRN) of Linfield University-Good Samaritan School of Nursing connects a community of past, present, and future nursing students in an effort to instill confidence and ease transitions by providing support, guidance, and inspiration while fostering the core values of nursing.

The Peer Resource Network (PRN) is a mentoring network that helps students better identify with the culture of nursing school including communicating with faculty, student involvement opportunities, and campus resources in order to have a successful first semester.

PRN Peer Advocates



Hi! My name is Brenna Dunn and I am a 3rd semester student. I am originally from Hillsboro, OR and still live at home with my family after 2 years at the McMinnville campus for my pre-req’s. Some fun facts about me: I LOVE dogs, I will point out any and every dog I see. I am an extremely hard worker and sometimes I work myself a little too hard. Something you’ll learn in nursing school is that you need to give yourself more credit for what you are going through. Your mind and body needs BREAKS, take them!!

I am excited for this upcoming year, I am here for all of you as you start this new chapter!

- Brenna




Hi everyone! I’m Summer, a 4th semester from Medford, Oregon! I love dogs, people, bad puns and country dancing, (and of course, anything nursing related)! I also love to travel (I’ve been to 41 states and over 15 countries) and can’t wait to share this next adventure moving forward with you all! 





My name is Ala and I am a 4th semester nursing student. I am from Oahu, Hawaii, but moved to Oregon 4 years ago to pursue my nursing education. After I graduate I plan to work in the ED and LND department as a float nurse. When I am not in school or studying I enjoy spending time with my 2 kiddos, husband, and dog. 

My advice to new students is- Never give up even when things feel like it’s impossible! Try hard, work hard, and stay focus on your goal! 

 - Ala 




Hi everyone! My name is Maddie, I’m a senior here at Linfield majoring in nursing and planning to specialize in psychiatry and addiction services. I love to spend my free time kayaking, reading, and hanging out with my 2 year old cat, Ricky! I’m super excited to get to know all of you guys! 

 - Maddie




My name is Riley McLain and I'm a 4th semester student this fall. I transferred to Linfield from Clackamas Community College in February 2020. I was born and raised in Portland, and currently live with my parents, younger sister, and my dog Charlie. In my free time, I love to garden, go running/ walking, watch movies, and do art/ craft projects. I have yet to decide what focus I want to take on after finishing school, but am very excited to see what path I land on. Nursing school works best when we tackle it as a team, so don't be afraid to ask for help/ advice!

 - Riley 




My name is Georgia, I am 21 years old, and I’m a 4th semester student. I am originally from Sisters, Oregon and I am a first-generation college student. When I’m not studying, I’m a sucker for reality TV and spending time with my boyfriend, my nephews, my family, and friends! I look forward to mentoring you all and building new, strong connections throughout the term!

 - Georgia




Hi, my name is Emily! I’m a fourth semester student at Linfield. This is a second degree from me. I originally went to Oregon State University and got a Bachelor’s in BioHealth Sciences with plans to go to PA school. I spent a few years working as a medical assistant, and through this experience, realized that nursing was the career I wanted to pursue. I’m not sure what kind of nurse I would like to be, but I’m interested in acute care, public health nursing, and women’s health. I would also love to become a travel nurse. When I’m not studying, I spend my time playing outside! I enjoy hiking, biking, and snowboarding. I thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 2019 and biked the length of the Oregon Coast this summer. I’m excited to get to know the incoming cohort and share what I have learned over the course of my time at Linfield!

 - Emily


If you have any questions about PRN, please feel free to connect with any of the PRN Peer Advocates (their emails are listed above, under their respective profile photo), or contact Matt Hiller at