Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

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


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

What is the number of years allowed for program completion?

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


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:  All nursing specific courses are traditional, face to face classes.


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, or documentation of declination.
  • Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccination or documentation of declination.
  • 2 MMRs or documentation of immunity to Measles, or documentation by a health care provider of history of Measles.
  • 2 MMRs or documentation of immunity to Mumps, or documentation by a health care provider of history of Mumps.
  • 2 MMRs or documentation of immunity to Rubella, or documentation by a health care provider of history of Rubella.
  • 2 Varicella Vaccines, or documentation of immunity to Varicella or documentation by a health care provider of history of Varicella.
  • Flu shot during influenza seasoon

Please note:  students will be responsible for their own uniforms, vaccinations, and transportation to and from clinical sites. For a full description of current program fees please go to:


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:

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.

What are the admissions requirements?

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.

What is the total number of credits for the B.S. in Nursing?

The total number of credits for the B.S. is 120.

Department of Nursing
Baccalaureate (BS) Nursing Curriculum
(Effective Fall 2016)
Year One Credits
EN 1200 Composition 3
IS 1111 The First Year Seminar:
Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry 3
MA 2300 Statistics I (MATH) 3
BI 2110 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BI 2120 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BI 2130 Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I 1
BI 2140 Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II 1
PS 2010 Introduction to General Psychology 3
CTDI Creative Thought Directions 6
PPDI Past and Present Directions 6
Total credits: 32
Year Two Credits
NR 2100 Foundations of Professional Nursing 3
NR 2300 Biochemistry for Nurses 3
NR 2500 Health Assessment 2
NR 2700 Pathophysiology 3
BI 2340 Microbiology for Nurses 4
PS 2050 Life-Span Developmental Psychology 3
SSDI Self and Society Directions 6
Electives 6
Total credits: 30
Year Three Credits
NR 3020 Introduction to Patient-Centered Care (DICO) 3
NR 3025 Pharmacology 3
NR 3035 Care of Children 2
NR 3052 Clinical Applications of Patient-Centered Care 4
NR 3054 Clinical Application Pediatric Wellness and Illness 2
NR 3057 Clinical Application of Community Based Care 2
NR 3065 Leadership, Collaboration, and Quality in Health Care Systems
(TECO) 4
NR 3070 Health and Wellness of Older Adults (WECO) 3
NR 4020 Global Health and Population-Based Health Care (GACO) 3
Total credits: 26
Summer Credits
NR 3059 Clinical Evidence-Based Practice in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 2
NR 3085 NCLEX-RN Success 1 2
NR 3092 Evidence-Based Practice in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 3
Total credits: 7
Year Four Credits
NR 3094 Evidence-Based Practice in Medical Surgical Nursing 3
NR 4015 Maternal and Newborn Care 2
NR 4050 Nursing Leadership for Acute Care Nursing (INCO) 3
NR 4055 Clinical Application of Evidence-Based Practice 2
NR 4057 Clinical Application of Maternal and Newborn Care 2
NR 4060 Research Process and Evidence-Based Practice (QRCO) (WRCO) 3
NR 4073 NCLEX-RN Success II 1
NR 4082 Leadership and Quality Improvement in Clinical Settings 6
Elective 3
Total credits: 25
Total 120

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Nursing Department

Chair: Kathleen Patenaude, EdD, RN, CNE


Samuel Read Hall Building


Mailing Address
Plymouth State University
17 High Street
MSC #58
Plymouth, NH 03264

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