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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 Advocates



Hi there! My name is Angela and I am an incoming fourth-semester nursing student this spring. I am a first-generation Latina from SE Portland and I love to hang out with friends and family most. Although I am nearing the end of my time at Linfield, I don’t fully know what type of nurse I want to be! You will see that it often fluctuates based on experience and likings. However, I am interested in pediatric and cardiovascular nursing. I am excited to get to know you all and see how I can be a support to you. Don’t be afraid to say hi :) You can contact Angela at



Hi! My name is Melissa and I will be in my third semester this spring. Being a transfer student, I completed my prerequisites at PCC. I was born and raised in Los Angeles but have lived in Portland with my husband and two children for seven years. It has taken me a while to get here, having spent eight years in another career and six years as a stay-at-home mother. I am proud to call myself a Linfield student and hope to be a resource to you all during your first semester! You can contact Melissa at



Hi everyone! My name is Alexie Joi or AJ for short and I am a fourth-semester student. I am originally from the island of Oʻahu and moved to Oregon to complete my prereqs at the McMinnville campus. 

My current specialty of interest is Labor & Delivery, but I'm still keeping an open mind as I navigate through this last year of nursing school. I love spending my free time at the beach, hanging out with family & friends, and eating good food. I'm so excited to work alongside you all on this new journey. You should be proud of yourselves for how far youʻve come. I can't wait to meet you all! You can contact AJ at



Hello! My name is Evelyn, but most people call me Evie. I am a fourth-semester student and I currently live at home with my family in Salem, OR where I was born and raised. I began my college journey at Oregon State, but after a year transferred to Linfield's McMinnville campus before migrating to the Portland campus. I am interested in working in the NICU, or Pediatrics. Some fun facts about me I am the middle child of my family, I have two giant dogs named Remi and Lucy, I enjoy working out at Orange Theory and I don't drink coffee. I look forward to meeting all of you and helping make Linfield Nursing your new home as you begin this once-in-a-lifetime journey!


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Hey everyone! My name is Vivian and I am a fourth-semester student. I was born and raised in Portland, OR. My favorite things to do are spending time with friends and family, trying new foods, and collecting sneakers. Currently, I am interested in either pediatrics or cardiac and hope to continue my studies to become a nurse practitioner later down the road. While these are my top interests, I am open to any opportunities I run into in the future! I cannot wait to meet you all and help in any way that I can during your nursing journey. :)


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Hi! My name is Taylor and I am a second-semester student. I am from Salem, Oregon and finished my first two years of college at Linfield's McMinnville campus. Outside of school, I really enjoy watching scary movies, reading, singing, cooking, and exploring the many sushi and Thai restaurants of Portland. As of right now, I am interested in some sort of women's health nursing, particularly labor and delivery, but I'm trying to keep an open mind as I head into this semester. I cannot wait to meet all of you and hope that you are excited to start your nursing journey. Please reach out if you ever have any questions or want to talk about anything at all!


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Hi Everyone! My name is Lydia, I'm an aspiring aesthetic nurse, cat mom to my boys Clarence & Mr. Pickles, & lover of true crime podcasts! The main things that got me through nursing school are Jimmy Johns, Black Rock, Costco Pizza, Crime Junkie & Registered Nurse RN(:


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Hi everyone! My name is Anna. I am a fourth-semester student. I have grown up in Portland my whole life and completed my prereqs at the McMinnville campus. I am currently interested in cardiology nursing. I think it would be a great way to get my med surge experience and learn. However, ultimately I would like to work in hospice. I love to bake, listen to crime podcasts, and relax by doing paint-by-numbers. I cannot believe that I am nearing the end of my nursing school journey. I have grown and learned so much along the way, and I am looking forward to helping you all do the same!

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 Diana Pacheco at