Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

To apply to the Pre-Licensure Nursing Program visit the Admission site.

Is financial aid available?

Students attending at least half-time (6 credits per semester) are eligible to apply for federal financial aid. The Priority deadline for filing the FAFSA for financial aid consideration is March 1st.  Refer to Financial Aid.

What is the number of years allowed for program completion?

Students attending full-time will complete the program in 4 years.

When and how will classes be offered? Will any classes be offered online?

General education and prerequisite courses are offered in a variety of formats including traditional daytime classes, evenings, or online.  Students interested in completing the prerequisites and general education courses through a combination of online, evening and daytime classes. All nursing specific courses are traditional, face to face classes.

Are there any other program-related costs?

Item Sequence in the Program Fee/Cost

Online clinical requirements tracking system

Prior to starting NR 3052 $103.00
Requirement for clinical placements:

  • Physical examination
  • Health insurance
  • Immunizations
  • CPR certification
  • Criminal background checks
  • Drug Screening

Prior to starting NR 3052

Varies by
insurance carrier
Laptop computer Required Varies
Nursing Textbooks and/or apps

NR 2100-NR 4082

Nursing uniforms and clinical equipment:

  • Uniforms (Uniformly Yours)
  • Shoes
  • Watch (second-hand)
  • Stethoscope
  • Name badge
  • Scissors
  • Penlight

NR 3052
(used throughout program)

Estimated cost of uniform and equipment:

Travel to/from clinical sites Varies
Assessment Technology Institute (ATI):

  • Integrated assessments
  • Reviews & remediation
  • Textbooks
  • End-of-program review course preparation for NCLEX

Fee divided into payments
throughout the program


Kaplan NCLEX Review Course NR 4050 $370.00
Plymouth State University Student Nursing Association Membership (optional) $5.00/year
PSU nursing pin (optional) NR4082 Price dependent on the type of pin students
select and the market price of silver & gold

* Fees noted are effective fall 2017 and are subject to change. See tuition bill for fee details.

What is the total cost of tuition per credit for full-time and part-time study (including mandatory fees)?

For current undergraduate costs please go to Tuition and Fees.

Do you offer challenge exams for credit and course exemption?

Yes, PSU offers CLEP and DSST (Dantes) for some general education and prerequisite courses by appointment.