School of Nursing

Undergraduate Program


PLNU's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program provides students with the best knowledge and practices while also focusing on the spiritual and emotional side of caring for patients. It’s nursing education you won’t find elsewhere.

Undergraduate Program

BSN Program Overview

BSN Prerequisites

BSN Admission Requirements

For information regarding LVN-BSN and RN-BSN advanced placement, please contact Marsha Reece, School of Nursing Program Coordinator at 619-849-7055 or



Graduate Programs


PLNU's graduate nursing programs can help you become the nursing professional you are meant to be. 

  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) tracks in:
    • Adult Gerontology
    • Family/Individual Health
    • Pediatrics
    • Mental Health
  • MSN General Track
  • Post-MSN CNS certificate

Graduate Program Offerings

Florence Nightingale, pioneer of health reform in the mid-1800s, once described nursing as "the divine imposed duty of ordinary work." 

The work of a nurse spans the whole of the human experience - birth, growth, maturity, death. To be an effective nurse, you need more than skills and technology. You need compassion, caring, and an understanding of the spiritual needs of patients.

As nurses, we know that what we do is  sacred work. We'll provide you with a solid education to prepare you for work in the San Diego community and throughout the world.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing and the master's degree in nursing at Point Loma Nazarene University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and licensed by the California Board of Registered Nursing

Health Promotion Center

PLNU's Health Promotion Center provides free health care, screenings, and information to residents of City Heights, a low-income, multicultural area of San Diego. Student nurses gain practical experience while serving others.


PLNU is committed to continuous and transparent alignment of our curriculum with the highest national standards. Learn about assessment.