Pacific Lutheran University ABSN Requirements

An accelerated nursing education is not for everyone. While you do not need prior nursing or health care experience for our 16-month ABSN program, there are a series of ABSN requirements you must meet for admittance.

To be eligible to apply to our ABSN program, you need:

  • A minimum of 60 non-nursing college credits OR a non-nursing bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum grade of B- in every ABSN prerequisite course
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (Transfer students who matriculate to PLU and the School of Nursing simultaneously must meet the cumulative transfer grade point average as determined by the Registrar’s Office.)

Submit Your Application

Once you satisfy all of our ABSN requirements, it is time to put your application together, targeting a February, June or September start date in the nursing program. Before submitting your application, ask your admission counselor to review it to make sure nothing is amiss. After all, your counselor is your champion and wants to make sure you submit the most competitive application possible.

Contact us to learn more about our ABSN requirements.

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