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Veterans Support

The Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing supports students who are military veterans. We believe that by supporting military veterans and their families, we are creating an inclusive learning environment where students can not only feel supported but can be successful as future nurses.

It is also important to educate our future nurse leaders about providing the best care for military veterans in medical and community settings.

Linfield University is a Pledging Nursing School for Joining Forces.

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Support for Veteran Students

Linfield University School of Nursing offers several services that are available to all students but can be particularly helpful for veteran students.

Learning Support - The goal of LSS-Portland is to assist students who need help developing and refining the necessary skills for successful completion of the nursing curricula. In addition to offering academic assistance, LSS serves the needs of students with disabilities. We are committed to providing equal and integrated access for individuals with disabilities.

Counseling Services - Psychological counseling is available to students of Linfield University's School of Nursing through a contract with Psychological Service Center.

Financial Aid - The financial aid office determines student financial need and eligibility and offers financial aid through a variety of programs.

How do I Use My VA Benefits at Linfield University-Good Samaritan School of Nursing? 

  • Notify the certifying official at the campus that you would like to use your VA benefits
  • Provide certificate of eligibility to the certifying official 
  • View more information

Interim Certifying Official for Portland Campus: 

Norina Coffelt at 503-883-2322 or at

VA Benefits & Programs at Linfield- Contact the Veteran Assistance Team for questions regarding military and veteran benefits.

If you would like to be connected with a fellow student nursing veteran as a peer resource, please contact Matt Hiller at