Linfield College--Portland Campus - page 2

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I'm getting ready to transfer to a BSN progam (entry in Summer/Fall 2005) and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions about Linfield--anything is appreciated. Looking at a previous post, it seems like its a pretty good... Read More


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    Quote from michellemybelle
    I'm getting ready to transfer to a BSN progam (entry in Summer/Fall 2005) and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions about Linfield--anything is appreciated. Looking at a previous post, it seems like its a pretty good school with a solid program. My real question is about the atmosphere and student life--do most students live on campus and do they like it? As an out of state student, I would definately have to live either on campus or nearby. What do you think? How would you rate the school?

    Thanks so much,

    Michelle
    Hi Michelle-

    I went to Linfield Nursing school about a year and a half ago after completing pre-requisites at the main campus in McMinnville, I did it that way cause at first I was pre-med then changed my mind my junior year and decided to go to the Portland Campus. I was a CNA-EMT working in the ER at OHSU and got talked into becoming a nurse. They had the most fun, it seemed.

    I liked the nursing school, the teachers were pretty good, and most of them would help you do anything to pass the class and succeed. Some of the teachers were pretty hard but that is to be expected.

    Living in the dorms was alright. I kinda got lonely a lot cause I lived on the top floor in my own dorm. If I had it another way I would of had a roomie. The kitchen kinda sucks in the dorm cause everyone crams their food into these two small frigerators and sometimes people eat your food. And don't even thing about buying frozen foods cause when I was there, there was never any room in the freezer! Some people picked up after themselves but others would leave the kitchen a huge mess, it got to be really bad sometimes. Oh well, I guess thats the bad part. The good part of the dorm is that you can like wake up 1 min before your class starts, go down the elevator and into your classroom in seconds. And you can always tell when someone does this cause they will be in their pjs. Plus parking is so bad around the school. If your lucky you can get to park in the school lot but if not good luck not getting a parking ticket. I had my fair share.

    I like portland a lot, there are a lot of really nice hospitals there and clincals turn out to be pretty awsome. I had my Peds clincals at Emanuel CHildrens hospital Peds Clinc while other students had to go to Head Start. I guess I got lucky. And my OB clinicals were at Southwest Washington Med Center where we all got to see births every clinical. It was pretty neat too.

    The really bad downside to this school is tuition. If you get lucky and get scholarships and grants, thats awsome. I got a grant and lots of loans and now I am $30,000 in debt!!! If I could go back in time I would just go get my Associates Nursing Degree at a Community College cause this debt is going to take me years to pay off. And the worst part is....... I haven't finished the program. Unfortunetely I got meningitis while going to school there at had to come home. I am now working as a CNA until I can get back into school, but not Linfield, I can't afford it. Hopefully I can just use the classes and clinicals I have now to go to a community college in Portland.

    Anyways, just thought I would let you know my story at Linfield. Don't get me wrong its an awsome school. Its just the money is my problem. Take care, any other questions feel free to ask me. CurleySue
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    Hi CurleySue,

    Thanks so much for your input...I was a pre-med major too!! It was definately the thought of taking a whole year of physics, another semester of organic chemistry and school for possibly another decade of my life. So, I hopped on the nursing background and have really realized it is career for me.

    Hmm the living situations at Linfield are a little scary. I didn't realize that there was a communal kitchen...that's horrible. But, from what others (and you) have said, the academics and relationships with teachers are wonderful.

    I will have to plan a visit to the Portland area soon. Best luck to you in continuing your nursing education!

    Thanks so much,

    Michelle in CA
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    Do you or anyone know any private nursing school in OR. I just wanna finish it fast. Thanks
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    Well, the two I know of of University of Portland and Linfield College.

    Hope this helps!

    Michelle
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    I recently applied to Linfield and all of the other BSN programs in the Portland area. Do you know what kind of GPA you have to have to be accepted into the program? I know that OHSU and University of Portland's GPA requirement is around a 3.7 but I haven't heard anything about Linfield.
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    FutureRN07-
    I do beleive the GPA for entrance is close to or even equal to 3.7. I had a 3.8 and I knew a few people who didn't do as well in their pre-requisite classes and had a lower GPA, how low, I don't know. I think if you are in the range of 3.4-4.0 you are okay. At least that is my feeling about it. If you do go to Linfield be prepared to be a little broke for years to come after graduation unles you are the lucky few who get a lot of grantsa dn they don't worry about money. Me, I have $30,000 in debt! OUCH!

    Anyways, anymore questions about Linfield I can try to awnser them the bst I can remember. Curleysue
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    FutureRN07-
    I do beleive the GPA for entrance is close to or even equal to 3.7. I had a 3.8 and I knew a few people who didn't do as well in their pre-requisite classes and had a lower GPA, how low, I don't know. I think if you are in the range of 3.4-4.0 you are okay. At least that is my feeling about it. If you do go to Linfield be prepared to be a little broke for years to come after graduation unles you are the lucky few who get a lot of grantsa dn they don't worry about money. Me, I have $30,000 in debt! OUCH!

    Anyways, anymore questions about Linfield I can try to awnser them the bst I can remember. Curleysue

    Does the GPA include all of the classes that have been taken or just the prereqs? I know that a couple schools look only at the prereq GPA while others look at your entire GPA. I'm going crazy not knowing if I'm going to get accepted or not! I just wish I knew exactly what the acceptence criteria was and then I could rest east. I'm sure everyone goes through the same thing while they wait but it sucks.
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    I beleive the GPA does include all the classes you have taken and not just the pre-requisites. At least that is my understanding. Take care. Curleysue

    Quote from futureRN07
    Does the GPA include all of the classes that have been taken or just the prereqs? I know that a couple schools look only at the prereq GPA while others look at your entire GPA. I'm going crazy not knowing if I'm going to get accepted or not! I just wish I knew exactly what the acceptence criteria was and then I could rest east. I'm sure everyone goes through the same thing while they wait but it sucks.
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    I think they probably focus more on the prerequisite courses, but also consider your cumulative GPA. I've applied to both to the University of Portland and Linfield; I'm crossing my fingers! Now, its the waiting game...

    Best of luck to everyone this application season!

    Michelle


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