To apply to the Pre-Licensure Nursing Program visit the Admission site.
Student interested in applying to the RN to BS in Nursing Program should visit the Online & Continuing Studies site.
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/
Students entering with no college credit and attending full-time will complete the program in 4 years. They also have the option of attending part-time until their general education and prerequisites are completed and then they would attend full-time the last 4 terms.
Students in the RN-BS program should be able to complete the program in 16 months (4 consecutive terms, spring, summer, fall, spring) if they have their prerequisite and general education coursework completed.
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/
The nursing sequence will be offered full days on Fridays and Saturdays for pre-licensure students. Clinical coursework will take place during the week.
Students accepted into the nursing program may take prerequisite and general education courses on a part-time basis. Pre-licensure students begin the nursing sequence in January of their junior year, after all general education, prerequisite and elective coursework is completed. The nursing sequence is full-time and is completed in a cohort model in 4 consecutive semesters (spring, summer, fall, and spring).
Students in the RN-BS Program who have completed all prerequisites, general education and elective courses begin the nursing sequence in January and take 6-9 credits a semester in a cohort model for 4 consecutive terms (spring, summer, fall, spring). Those who still have some electives and/or general education courses to complete may take additional courses during the nursing sequence.
Prior to entering nursing (NR) courses, students are required to have proof of the following immunizations:
Please note: students will be responsible for their own uniforms, vaccinations, and transportation to and from clinical sites.
For more program fees please visit: www.plymouth.edu/department/nursing/files/2011/02/Pre-licensure-Nursing-Program-Fees.pdf
For current undergraduate costs please go to: http://www.plymouth.edu/office/student-account-services/tuition-and-fees/
Admission is competitive and based on academic qualifications, science background, and recommendations. Associate degree R.N.s interested in the B.S. in Nursing Completion program must have a current, unencumbered NH registered nursing license.
The total number of credits for the B.S. is 120; 56 nursing credits for new students and 34 nursing credits for R.N.s in the B.S. in Nursing Completion program.
Chair: Kathleen Patenaude, EdD, RN, CNE
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Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education scheduled accreditation visit to PSU School of Nursing: comments solicited
Private Scholarships: Private foundations, civic organizations and others are a great resource for additional scholarship monies.