Dottie Crummy, Ph.D., RN

Dottie Crummy, Ph.D., RN

  • Dean and Professor Emerita


  • Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing - Diploma in Nursing
  • California State University, Los Angeles - BSN and MSN with an emphasis in Nursing Education
  • University of San Diego - Ph.D. in Nursing


Clinical Background/Academic Focus:

Dr. Crummy's career as a nurse educator has provided enjoyable nursing experiences in a variety of settings including home health, physical rehabilitation, and medical-surgical acute care. She has been a Red Cross Nurse, a consultant to the Nazarene College of Nursing in Kudjip, Papua New Guinea, and served as a charter member on the Board of the San Diego Health & Faith Alliance.  She is a member of the Zeta Mu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, and is interested in gerontological issues in nursing.


Doctoral Dissertation: Resilience: The Lived Experience of Elderly Widowers Following the Death of a Spouse - 2002 Western Institute of Nursing Research - Poster Presentation, Resilience: A Concept Analysis - 1999 PLNU Faculty Lecture Series: Dissertation Scholarship - March 2003 Sigma Theta Tau, Zeta Mu Chapter-At-Large: Presenter at Spring Nursing Research Program - March 2003 Induction Speaker, Zeta Mu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau: Practicing Nursing with Passion - May 2003 Podium Presentation at Odyssey Research Conference, San Diego - October 2004


Personal Note:

A native Californian, Dr. Crummy enjoyed teaching nursing at PLNU full-time from 1982 through 2006, when she retired as dean.  She continued to teach part-time in her semi-retirement until 2012, and loves the ability to share her faith while teaching in a Christian university, where she can encourage students who are entering a nursing career today. Professor Crummy resides in El Cajon, California. Some of her passions include quilting, gardening, reading and Padre baseball.  She and her husband LOVE being a big part of their young grandson's life!