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2016-17 Nursing Student Hanbook


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Donna Toohey, RN

Donna Toohey Paramedic, RN graduated from Georgia Southwestern University in 1991.  Her clinical practice is emergency and critical care transport.  Donna has spent many years teaching AHA BLS. ACLS and PALS to paramedics, nurses and MD residents.  She is a volunteer with the New Hampshire Metropolitan Medical Response System and holds a disaster specialist certification from […]

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Donna Driscoll, RN, MSN, CEN

Donna Driscoll, RN, MSN, CEN Education:  MSN Nursing Education, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine BSN, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine ASN, New Hampshire Community College, Berlin, NH Specialties:  Nursing Education Emergency Nursing Nursing Leadership About Professor Driscoll Donna graduated from an associate degree-nursing program in 1996, which provided a strong foundation for her nursing practice.  […]

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How do I apply?

To apply to the Pre-Licensure Nursing Program visit the Admission site.  

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Is financial aid available?

Students attending at least half-time (6 credits per semester) are eligible to apply for federal financial aid. The Priority deadline for filing the FAFSA for financial aid consideration is March 1st.  Refer to http://www.plymouth.edu/office/financial-aid/

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What is the number of years allowed for program completion?

Students attending full-time will complete the program in 4 years.  

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When and how will classes be offered? Will any classes be offered online?

General education and prerequisite courses are offered in a variety of formats including traditional daytime classes, evenings, or online.  Students interested in completing the prerequisites and general education courses through a combination of online, evening and daytime classes should apply through the Online and Continuing Education Studies at: https://www.plymouth.edu/online/.  All nursing specific courses are traditional, […]

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Are there any other program-related fees?

Prior to entering nursing (NR) clinical courses, students are required to have proof of the following immunizations… Negative PPD (Tuberculin skin test) within 1 year of admission into the program/hire.  Positive PPD responders should have documentation of negative chest x-ray by a health care provider. 3 Hepatitis B vaccines, or documentation of Hepatitis B antibody, […]

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What is the total cost of tuition per credit for full-time and part-time study (including mandatory fees)?

For current undergraduate costs please go to: http://www.plymouth.edu/office/student-account-services/tuition-and-fees/

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Do you offer challenge exams for credit and course exemption?

Yes, PSU offers CLEP and DSST (Dantes) for some general education and prerequisite courses by appointment.

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