Education Details

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Award type: BSN
Pacific Lutheran University/School of Nursing

Program Details  
Program Overview for Bachelor of Science in Nursing
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Pacific Lutheran University/School of Nursing
Program website
Program contact
Bailey Acord-Becker
(253) 535-7270
Program description
The Traditional BSN program is designed for students with no previous preparation in nursing. Under the direct supervision of its faculty members, the School of Nursing uses the facilities of large hospitals, health agencies and long-term care facilities in the community to provide optimal clinical learning experiences for students.Graduates are awarded the bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree and are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination for licensure as registered nurses in Washington state. They are prepared for first-level staff nursing positions in hospitals, clinics, the military, long-term care facilities and community health agencies, with potential for rapid advancement and assumption of leadership roles. They also have the basis to pursue graduate study in nursing.
Financial Information
Tuition per credit
Total program tuition
$1,400/year lab fees
Books and materials
Supplies, tools, uniform
Other costs
Program Information
Length of training
Two Years
Award type
Credit hours
Locations offered
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Public transportation service: Pierce Transit

Offered evenings/weekends
Offered onlineno
Entrance requirements
Criteria for Consideration for Admission to the School of Nursing Include: Formal admission to Pacific Lutheran University. Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to the School of Nursing. Completion, or pending completion of specified prerequisite course work at PLU, a community college or another accredited university. Completion of at least 30 semester credits (at least 45 quarter credits) at the college level, which is equivalent to sophomore status. A minimum of 2.5 in each prerequisite and co-requisite course. No more than one repeat of a prerequisite or co-requisite course. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in nursing prerequisite course work. A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Completion of the university math entrance requirement (two years of college preparatory math with average grades of C or higher, or one semester of intermediate algebra at the college level with a grade of C or higher). Physical health and emotional stability sufficient to meet the demands of nursing and provide safe patient care. Fluency in speaking, reading, and writing college-level English. Civil, administrative, and criminal history clearance in all states, as well as any applicable territory or country. Submission of all documents to the School of Nursing by the designated deadlines. BSN Program Prerequisites (all prerequisites must have been completed within the past 6 years): Bio 201: Microbiology with on-site lab (4 semester credits), Bio 205: Anatomy and Physiology I with on-site lab (4 semester credits), Bio 206: Anatomy and Physiology II with on-site lab (4 semester credits), Chem 105: Chemistry of Life (Organic and Biochemistry) with on-site lab (4 semester credits). Psych 320: Developmental Psychology - Lifespan (4 semester credits) (Psych 101: Introduction to Psychology is a prerequisite to Psychology 320). Stat 231 (4 semester credits), and Nurs 120: Nutrition
Certification/license required to work in this field
Registered Nurse licensure
Certification/license obtained as part of training program
Certification/license test preparation provided
NCLEX - Registered Nurse Licensure