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General Information

The priority deadline for applications to the BSN programs is FEBRUARY 1st each year  for admission to the following academic year (fall and spring semesters). The BSN program at PLU is 3 years following the completion of all prerequisite courses. For more information about PLU's nursing program, click here.


Courses are listed here as the CWU equivalent requirements. Students should be sure to double-check any listed requirements.

  • CHEM 111, 112, 113 (Survey of Chemistry)
  • BIOL 355 & 356 (Human A & P)
  • BIOL 322 (Microbiology)
  • PSY 101 (General Psychology)
  • PSY 313 (Developmental Psychology Lifespan)
  • MATH 311 (MATH 130 is a prerequisite for this course)
Admission Requirements

Minimum criteria to be considered for admission to the undergraduate program (BSN) for students submitting a direct application to the nursing program include:

  • Formal unrestricted admission to Pacific Lutheran University;
  • Completion, or pending completion, of specified prerequisite coursework;
  • Completion, or pending completion, of at least 30 semester credits (45 quarter credits) at the college level;
  • Minimum cumulative college grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale;
  • A minimum grade of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in each nursing prerequisite course;
  • Minimum cumulative GPA in prerequisites of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale;
  • No more than one repeat of any prerequisite or co-requisite course;
  • Completion of the university math entrance requirement, with a grade of “C” or higher (2.0 or higher, on a 4.0 scale);
  • Physical health and emotional stability sufficient to meet the demands of nursing and provide timely, safe patient care for all generalist nursing roles; Documented fluency in speaking, reading and writing college-level English;
  • Civil, administrative and criminal history clearance in all states, as well as other applicable territories and countries;
  • Submission of all documents to the School of Nursing by the designated deadlines.

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