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

Degree Completion Program

RN to BSN Program

The RN to BSN degree program provides working adult students the opportunity to complete a quality bachelor of science in nursing degree (BSN) in a schedule and format particularly designed to meet their unique needs. 

LVN to BSN Program

2016 BSN Application 

Applications for the 2016 BSN program are available in the School of Nursing starting on December 1, 2015.  The deadline to apply is February 1, 2016 at 4 pm.  Applications are available on the main campus in Taylor Hall.  You may call for an application to be mailed only if you live outside of San Diego County.  You must apply separately to the University if you are a transfer student.  Contact Program Coordinator, Selection Committee Chair, Marsha Reece if you have questions: 619-849-7055; 

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
    • Psychiatric 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.

Attention PLNU School of Nursing Alumni

Please save the date for our annual School of Nursing Homecoming Alumni breakfast.  We will meet at Liberty Station Conference Center in the main hall on November 21st2015 from 8:00 am to 10:00am.  Join us for a special talk from fellow PLNU Nursing Alumi guest speaker Reanna J Thompson.  You can register online on the PLNU School of Nursing Alumni website.  Deadline to register is Friday 13th of November.  Don’t forget to give the gift of attendance to one of our seniors. 



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