Contact Information

Angela Kueny
Associate Professor of Nursing

Student Resources

View various resources and information related to Luther College nursing.


  • Minimum unadjusted high school GPA of 3.3
  • First 25 students to reserve their spot for Fall term will receive $1000 through a generous donation from the Cross Family Fund for Excellence in Nursing
  • There is no additional application process to be considered for Direct Entry
  • Eligible students will be identified and notified using information included on their admissions application

The Nursing Student Handbook has been developed to assist students in the nursing major to become better acquainted with the Department of Nursing and the baccalaureate nursing program at Luther College.

Nursing Student Handbook

Minimum Admission & Progression Criteria

Criteria to enter into or progress within the nursing major were implemented to ensure patient safety and quality of care. Minimum criteria for admission to the nursing major and continued progression within it include:

  1. A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) for college courses taken at Luther College of 2.75.
  2. A minimum grade of ā€œCā€ in all courses required for the nursing major.
  3. Repetition of any single course required for the major no more than once.
  4. Repetition of a total of no more than two courses required for the major.

Decisions affecting continued progression in the major after admission to it are made at the end of each semester. Students who are not meeting minimum criteria to either be admitted to or progress within the nursing program have the opportunity to submit a written petition to the Department of Nursing.

Completion of this form does not automatically mean you WILL be admitted into the program or allowed to progress. It does, however, allow you the opportunity to express your circumstances to the Department for consideration. Please pay attention to the details on this page. Forms submitted earlier or later than the allowed time frame will not be considered for review by the department.

Process for Submission of Petition

  1. Semester grades are published to students no more than 1 day following the faculty submission deadline. The Registrar communicates with students this date each semester.
  2. The Department of Nursing will communicate to students when the online form is available for completion. After completion of the form, you should receive a confirmation page with a copy of your submission. If you do not receive this, please resubmit the form.
  3. The Nursing Department will review all petitions at one time, and students will receive written notification of decisions.


  • Students with an advisor within the Department of Nursing: Please contact your individual advisor with questions. (All students considering appealing are encouraged to contact their advisor ahead of time.)
  • Students who do not have an advisor within the Department of Nursing: Please contact Angela Kueny (, Nursing Department Head, with questions.

For questions or issues concerning the form, please contact the Department of Nursing (


The Nursing Department welcomes you to your first year as a Nursing Student!

All students are required to have a nursing uniform which includes the Luther College Nursing Logo. An order form was included in the first year packet for your convenience. All students will be oriented to SPS and be required to upload their own documents for approval. If you have any questions or concerns about SPS, please reach out to Kim Bridges – our Decorah Campus Nursing Department Administrative Assistant for help.

We are excited to have you and hope that you enjoy your academic years ahead, with us here in the nursing department! If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out:

  • Angela Kueny, PhD, RN – Department Head
  • Kim Bridges – Decorah Campus Administrative Assistant

This website will help you navigate the transition through your senior year and into your career.

Luther Student Nurses Association (LSNA) is a student-led group for those who are currently in or will be applying to Luther’s Nursing program. The mission of the group is to support Luther nursing students through fellowship and fun.

Contact Information

Angela Kueny
Associate Professor of Nursing