Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Nursing 2014

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

General Education

PCC endeavors to create accurate transfer guides for students; however, requirements and equivalencies may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with PCC advisors and advisors at their transfer institution to ensure that their academic plan will meet requirements and timelines.

Required Courses


Those students who already possess a bachelor degree in a field other than nursing do not need to complete the College Writing, or Linfield’s general education courses. These students will also be considered for the Accelerated BSN program.


The Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

The School of Nursing offers admission to transfer students who can demonstrate that all prerequisite course requirements will be completed by the program start term. Admission options include a junior entry for those students seeking a first bachelor’s degree and an accelerated option for students that have earned a prior bachelor’s degree.

In preparing to apply for admission, applicants should construct a prerequisite course plan that takes into consideration current commitments to work, family and other activities. It is important to keep in mind that each prerequisite course is transferred to the major and is fundamental in building a strong knowledge base for the nursing profession. Grades in prerequisite courses and all courses transferring into the nursing major are used to establish a BSN GPA, which is used in the evaluation process for admission.

For admission consideration, applicants must complete all prerequisites coursework with a grade of “C” or higher and earn a cumulative BSN GPA of 2.75 in all courses that will transfer into the major. Admission is highly competitive. The goal of the admissions process is to admit a community of learners that have the potential to succeed in a rigorous academic program and develop essential skills required for nursing practice.

Applications are accepted beginning mid-November until the application deadline, February 1st (there is a $50 application fee).There are three start dates each year: summer, for students who hold a bachelor’s degree at the time of application, fall for students with and without a prior bachelor’s degree, and spring exclusively for students working on their first bachelor’s degree. (Start terms and cohorts subject to change.) Approximately two hundred students are admitted each academic year based on educational background, progress toward completion of prerequisite courses, and available space.

In most cases, an applicant that has earned a prior bachelor’s degree by the application deadline will be considered for the accelerated BSN program, provided that all prerequisite course requirements will be completed by the program start date. Students with a prior degree will also be considered for fall entry. Students seeking their first bachelor’s degree will be assigned to a fall or spring start term.



Last updated: August 2014