Commitment, Caring and Leadership

Thanks for visiting the PLU School of Nursing! Learn about the mission, history and programs offered, as well as download application materials. Health professionals looking to stay abreast of current issues or return to practice can read about courses offered through Continuing Nursing Education. Our current students can keep informed of important dates and events and download required paperwork. Nursing alumni can learn about current events at the School of Nursing, keep in touch with their fellow graduates, and find ways to contribute to nursing education at PLU.

The PLU difference

  • PLU is known for its high-quality nursing education.
  • Cohort sizes are small to ensure a high-quality, personable PLU experience.
  • All clinical placements are arranged by the PLU faculty.


As part of our BSN and MSN Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation review on March 20-22, 2023, you are invited to submit written comments regarding the qualification of our programs for accreditation. CCNE will accept third-party comments up to 21 days prior to our scheduled visit, please send all comments via email to CCNE no later than February 27, 2023 at


Nursing - Annika Matias ’20

Nursing – Annika Matias ’20

Five students x four years = five unique PLU experiences

We followed a small cohort of students over the course of their college careers to illustrate those different paths, and get a glimpse of their PLU Years.

Give to the School of Nursing

The School of Nursing Fund for Excellence offers extraordinary learning opportunities that complements and enhances the academic studies of our students.

Undergraduate Programs

Students work with outstanding faculty and staff to gain knowledge and skills, share professional experiences with expert clinical preceptors, and become exceptional nurses.

BSN Information Sessions

Prospective BSN students are encouraged to attend an information session to learn more about the program, meet an admissions coordinator, and visit campus.

Graduate Nursing Programs

Graduate nursing education is a multifaceted, dynamic, and rigorous process organized to prepare professional nurses for advanced nursing practice roles.

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The School of Nursing is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at Pacific Lutheran University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education  ( The Care and Outcomes Manager MSN curriculum meets requirements for the Clinical Nurse Leader national certification examination. The Family Nurse Practitioner track meets requirements for ANCC and AANP national certification examinations and the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse practitioner track meets requirements for ANCC national certification examination.