Department Overview

Admissions Criteria

Applicants must complete a Common Application which can be found on the Admissions website.  The following criteria must be met in order to be considered for admissions into the Pre-licensure Nursing Program:

  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or greater in High School science courses
  • Demonstration of math proficiency: courses in Algebra I, II and Geometry
  • Average to strong writing skills (student essay)
  • Professional reference

Admissions Process

  • Admissions will receive the Common Application
  • Admissions will consult with the Department of Nursing on applications that reflect positive criminal history
  • Internal transfer students will be given admission priority over external transfer students

Additional application materials

The Nursing Program requires additional application materials. These requirements are listed on the checklist available on Undergraduate Admissions’ Application Requirements & Instructions page.

Traditional students and working registered nurses will both benefit from a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Plymouth State University. In addition to advanced courses in diversity, reasoning and leadership, graduates are prepared for additional education for nurse practitioners and specialty practice areas as well as careers in nurse management

Students in both programs become part of a cohort, a group of students that move together as a unit for the final months of the program.

Additional program fees

Nursing students are required to pay additional fees.  These fees are explained for each program below:


Contact Us

Nursing Department

Chair: Mary D. Bantell

Mary Taylor House
8 a.m.–4 p.m., M–F
(Laurie Reed,
Administrative Assistant)
Fax: 603.535.2854

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #57
Plymouth, NH 03264

Recent News

Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education scheduled accreditation visit to PSU School of Nursing: comments solicited

Scholarship Opportunity

Private Scholarships: Private foundations, civic organizations and others are a great resource for additional scholarship monies.