Emily Loveridge founded the Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing in June 1890, making it the first school of nursing in the Northwest. In 1982, in response to the national trend in nursing education to place the education of nurses in institutions of higher learning, Emily Loveridge's Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing became the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing under the auspices of Linfield College.
Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing houses the nursing major, a transfer-only program located on the Portland Campus. Students apply to the nursing program after completing prerequisites at the Linfield University-McMinnville Campus, other 4-year colleges and universities, or community colleges. Students experience an integrated community-focused curriculum that combines clinical nursing experience balanced with courses in the humanities, laboratory sciences, and social and behavioral sciences.
Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, and it is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
In addition to the materials available online here, the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield University houses materials from the Good Samaritan School of Nursing. For historical background and collection inventory, please see the Guide to the Linfield College-Good Samaritan School of Nursing Collection 1890-2012.