Undergraduate Degrees, Options & Minors

Admission to the nursing program is competitive and is not guaranteed. Students must be admitted to the university and to the nursing program.

Admissions decisions are based upon the following criteria:

  • Overall academic achievement (GPA).
  • Particular emphasis is given to achievement in laboratory science courses.
  • Quality of written essay.
  • Experience in the field including volunteer work in healthcare. Letters from any supervisors are welcomed.
  • Personal character and professional references.

Progression Requirements

  • A minimum grade of C in all prerequisite courses
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA in all prerequisite courses
  • Students must obtain  a final grade of a B- (80-82) or greater in all nursing theory courses and earn a PASS in all clinical nursing (NR) courses in order to progress to the next level of nursing courses

Graduation Requirements

  • Pre-licensure credits in the major: 56 credit hours.
  • RN-BS Completion Program: credits in the major: 31 credit hours.
  • Graduation: 120 credit hours are required to complete the BS in Nursing.

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.