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Congratulations Bianca Llorico!

Bianca was recently crowned 2018 Miss Filipino Community of Seattle Seafair Princess. Coronation will be April 29th at the Filipino Community Center in the Grand Ballroom. A Filipino buffet style dinner will be served. Cost is $25 per person and everyone is welcome. Money raised will support Bianca during her reign.

For more information about this event at the Filipino Community Center, click here.

Congratulations Danielle Paschall!

Danielle was selected to represent Washington state as a GNSA Advocacy Leader. In her new role, she will be learning more about and advocating for policy changes affecting graduate students. To learn more about GNSA Advocacy Leaders click here.

Emily Chandler Speaks at STTI Chapter Spring Program

Emily Chandler (2017) spoke at the Sigma Theta Tau International Psi at Large Spring Program and Global Health Care Experiences. She was part of a student and graduate panel who shared their experiences at the Ivar’s Salmon House in Seattle on April 14th. Emily spent a semester away in Namibia before graduation.

Congratulations David Turley!

David was recently elected to serve as Director West of the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA). He will sit on the Board of Directors and also serve as Chairman of the Population and Global Health Committee. This committee uses projects carried out at the local level by nursing students to provide an increased awareness of global health issues to students and the community, while those abroad allow students to gain a deeper appreciation of global health concerns.  It will engage nursing students with diverse experiences to share their special knowledge, promote the International Council of Nurses, educate on global opportunities in nursing and address resolutions passed by the NSNA House of Delegates that relate to global health. David will also sit on two additional committees during his year of service.

To learn more about NSNA, click here.

Deadline May 1st - Apply Now!

All BSN applications for the 2018-2019 academic year are due by May 1st.

Interested in Teaching with Us?

Part-Time or Full-Time Contingent Faculty Positions for 2018-19:
– Tenure-track positions for PMHNP faculty
– Adult Health tenure track and contingent faculty positions
– Tenure track position in Maternal Child/Obstetrical Nursing
– Part-time and full-time contingent faculty positions in a variety of specialty areas

Please contact:

Dr. Sheila K. Smith, PhD, RN, ARNP-BC, FAANP
Dean and Professor
School of Nursing Ramstad 214
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447-0003
253-535-7674; smithsk@plu.edu

Click here for a link to PLU’s electronic application system:  https://employment.plu.edu/postings/search

Commitment, Caring and Leadership

Thanks for visiting the PLU School of Nursing! From this website, prospective students can 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.

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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 are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 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.

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  • 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.

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