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School of Nursing Resources


The School of Nursing is housed on the second and third floors of Ramstad Hall. The School of Nursing Administration Office, which includes separate offices for administrators and office space for support staff, is located in a suite on the second floor. Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) is also located on the second floor with ample office space and a dedicated classroom. Classrooms and conference rooms are also located on the second floor, with faculty offices and student learning facilities on the third floor.
Students can stop by or contact the School of Nursing main office (253-535-7672) to drop off materials or ask questions during normal office hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.


Faculty Advisors


All nursing majors are assigned an academic advisor from the nursing faculty upon admission to the School of Nursing. Students are expected to confer with their advisor each semester to review progress and discuss concerns. Advisors are available to provide information and assistance during posted office hours or by special appointment. Students are expected to respond to the advisor's request for conferences. If a student wishes to change their faculty advisor, they must complete and submit a change of advisor form, available in the School of Nursing main office.


Learning Labs


The School of Nursing labs include the nursing skills lab, health assessment lab, computer lab and simulation lab.

For skills which are assigned in specific courses, students are scheduled for specific laboratory times. 'Open' laboratory times are also available for individual practice and study. Skill acquisition requires hands-on practice and students are expected to use these times to achieve skill competency. Course syllabi indicate available learning modules to assist students in their learning.


Please be advised that a lab fee is charged each semester during the nursing program to support the labs in the purchase of equipment, materials, and supplies, including computer materials and software. Only one lab fee is charged per semester.


The nursing skills practice laboratory and health assessment laboratory are equipped with hospital beds, adult and infant mannequins in the skills laboratory as well as examination tables in the health assessment laboratory and more mannequins in the simulation lab. Equipment is maintained in proper operating condition, inventoried and controlled, and replaced or upgraded as needed. Laboratory preceptors and graduate nursing students assist faculty with equipment preparation and skill practice supervision.


PLU Partners in Clinical Rotations


All PLU pre-licensure and advanced-practice nursing programs are clinically-intensive, to provide the high level of direct patient contact time necessary for superior clinical preparation.  PLU arranges all student clinical rotations and preceptorships.  The PLU School of Nursing contracts with over 100 local hospitals and agencies, thus providing its students a broad exposure to the many nursing care settings that employ graduate-prepared nurses, including large to small urban hospitals; private, state-run as well as military hospitals; and both urban and rural clinics and long-term care facilities.  Click here for a list of partner hospitals and agencies.


School of Nursing Student Handbook


The Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing Student Handbook is an official document and contains current policies governing students in the School of Nursing. This publication also contains information that can serve as a reference for all students and provide new students with a better understanding of the School of Nursing. The Handbook is designed to aid students with information to enhance academic, professional and personal growth. The Handbook is revised periodically to keep students aware of School policies and procedures. Students are expected to read and understand the contents of the current handbook. It is the student's responsibility to know and adhere to the policies outlined in the Handbook.