Admission InformationApplication available: December 1 of each year (For fall BSN program)
Application deadline: February 1 (New Admissions Criteria for Transfer Students: Transfer students must have all prerequisite courses and Microbiology completed at the time of application to the BSN program.) Admission date: Students are admitted to nursing and pre-nursing annually in the fall only.
Tuition: 12-17 units $28,900/year (2012-2013 academic year)
Room and board: Shared room, 15 meals/week $9,400/year (2012-2013 academic year)
Scholarships/Financial aid: Information available through Student Financial Services
Advanced Standing: LVNs and RNs licensed in the State of California are accepted into the program with advanced standing based on transfer of credit and credit-by-examination.
Class and clinical: Days; some evenings
Average number of clinical hours per week: 8 to 16 (usually Tuesday & Thursday)
Units to complete the program: 128 semester units
Class sizeS: 9 - 70
Number of faculty: Full-time - 13; Part-time - 16
Faculty student ratio: Clinical agencies 1:6-10; maximum class size: 70
Time needed to complete program:
4 years if prerequisites are completed in one year
5 years if prerequisites are completed in two years
Average number of sophomore students admitted each fall: 70
Average number of nursing majors in program: 165
- Public Health Nurse (PHN): PHN certification is available upon completion of degree and RN licensure.
- International Nursing: Off campus, cross-cultural experiences for juniors/seniors are available. Options depend on faculty resources.
- Health Promotion Center: Nursing students gain hands on experience while helping others at PLNU's free clinic located in Mid-City San Diego.