Admission Information

Application available: December 1, 2015
Application deadline: February 1, 2016  (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.  We do not admit nursing students in the spring semester.
Tuition: 12-17 units $30,800/year (2014-2015 academic year)
Nursing Fee: A fee will be assessed yearly to Sophomore, Junior and Senior level nursing students.
Room and board: Shared room, mid-priced meal plan $9,600/year (2014-2015 academic year)                                                                           
Scholarships/Financial aid: Information available through Student Financial Services      

Academic Information                                                                                                                                

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
Number of faculty: Full-time - 13; Part-time - 19
Time needed to complete program: 3 year BSN program.  All prerequisites must be completed prior to admission to the program.

BSN Curriculum Checklist Class of 2016

BSN Curriculum Checklist Class of 2017

BSN Curriculum Checklist Class of 2019

Enrollment Information

Average number of sophomore students admitted each fall: 70
Average number of nursing majors in program: 225

Special Features

  • 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.