Director’s Welcome

Welcome To Plymouth State Nursing Program!

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Department of Nursing, I wish to welcome you to Plymouth State University. It is an honor to serve as the founding Director and Chair of this new nursing program. You have made an excellent choice for continuing your education and choosing a discipline that is filled with an array of professional opportunities.  Nursing is a profession which delivers great personal and professional rewards blending compassion, caring, scientific knowledge, and technology; often called collectively the art and science of nursing. With the patient at the center of your work, you will join nearly 3 million registered nurses who are dedicated to helping others.

We are committed in our mission to provide excellence in nursing education through delivery of a sound curriculum and to provide a supportive and engaging learning environment. The integration of theoretical coursework with clinical applications of nursing skills will provide you with the foundations to practice as a competent, professional nurse.

I encourage you to adopt a spirit of inquiry, seek new information, ask many questions, and enjoy your educational experience in becoming a baccalaureate prepared nurse.

I wish you every success on your educational journey at Plymouth State University.

You have chosen a most rewarding profession!

Dr. Bantell

Mary D. Bantell, Ed.D., RN
Associate Professor & Director/Chair
Nursing Department
Plymouth State University

Contact Us

Nursing Department

Chair: Kathleen Patenaude, EdD, RN, CNE

Samuel Read Hall Building
9 a.m.–5 p.m., M,W,TH, F
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m, Tuesdays

Laurie Reed,
Administrative Assistant
Fax: 603.535.2117

Mailing Address
Plymouth State University
17 High Street
MSC #58
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.