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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

Brenna

portrait of Brenna Dunn

Hi! My name is Brenna Dunn and I am a fourth-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-reqs. 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 with you all. I am here for all of you as you start this new chapter!

 

Khanh

 khanh

My name is Khanh and I will be a fourth-semester student this spring semester. I am a first-generation immigrant from Vietnam but I have lived most of my life in Portland, Oregon. Currently, I am interested in pediatrics and neuro but I am open to see where the future takes me! In my spare time, I love to grab food with friends, go to concerts, binge TV shows, or read a good book. My favorite part about nursing school is that everyone is in it together and are always so supportive of each other. I can’t wait to meet you all!

 

Nicole

 Nicole

My name is Nicole Hale. I am a fourth-semester student here at Linfield. In 2019 I completed my prerequisites and Associate of Science degree at Portland Community College. I moved from Boise, Idaho to Portland in 2006 and met my husband shortly after. We have two very energetic children ages 13 and 4.

My desire for nursing started at a young age and it took me many years to get where I am today, but it’s a dream come true. I am interested in acute care and excited to see what the future holds.
I look forward to meeting you all in the Spring.

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” —Winston Churchill

 

Diego

 Diego

Hello! My name is Diego Sabio Paese, and I am a 2nd-semester nursing student. I am originally from Menlo Park, California (Bay Area), and, now that I am at the nursing campus, I absolutely love living in Portland. I enjoy anything that gets me up and moving like hiking, spin classes, going out to get food, and going on adventures with my friends. I am hoping to work in pediatrics and one day become a Family Nurse Practitioner. In the meantime, the transition to nursing school has been one of the most rewarding but challenging experiences, I have had yet. Please don't ever be afraid to reach out to me for help or advice, we are all in this together! I look forward to getting to know and helping guide you through this semester :) 

 

AJ

 AJ

Hi everyone! My name is Alexie Joi, but most people call me AJ and I am a 2nd-semester student. I was born and raised on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. I love spending my free time at the beach, hanging out with friends & family, and eating good food. I am super excited to work alongside you on this new journey and I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you! 

 

Gadibel

 Gadibel

Hi all! My name is Gadibel and I am a fourth-semester nursing student. I am originally from Talent, Oregon and I transferred from the McMinnville campus upon completing my pre-requisites. I am unsure what specialty I want to pursue but I am slowly figuring out as I progress through nursing school. I love to spend time with family and friends and love to watch cooking shows, even if I’m not the best cook myself. I hope your journey through nursing school is as marvelous as you are; you got this!

 

Theo

Theo

Hello, my name is Theo Davis. I was born and raised In Portland, Oregon. I got my bachelor's in neuroscience at Westminster College in Salt Lake City where I played lacrosse and worked in the athletic training department. I am avid outdoorsman and spend much of my time climbing and mountaineering. I am passionate about helping underserved populations and hope to work in the Emergency Department once I graduate from Linfield. I look forward to meeting you all and continuing to build close connections throughout our school and the nursing community.

 

Paige

 Paige

Hi! My name is Paige and I’m a fourth-semester student. I’m from Sherwood, OR and went to the MAC campus for my pre-reqs. Any time that’s not spent studying I enjoy hiking, exercising, propagating my plants, or watching movies or TV! After school, I’m interested in working in women’s health, specifically L&D. I’m so excited to meet you all and share what I’ve learned throughout my time at Linfield! Please don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help!

Questions about PRN?

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 mhiller@linfield.edu