Judy Scott, PhD, RN, CRRN

Judy Scott, PhD, RN, CRRN

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: (619) 849-2422


  • University of New Hampshire, BSN (1975)
  • University of Phoenix, Phoenix, MSN in Health Care Education (2007)
  • PhD student, University of San Diego (2012)


Teaching Focus:

  • BSN Caring Faithfully: An Introduction to Nursing
  • BSN Senior Nursing of Communities: Community Health
  • BSN Externships
  • MSN RN-MSN Transition II
  • MSN CNS Role Acquisition: Family Health

Clinical Background/Academic Focus:

Judy Scott is known for encouraging the new nursing learner to ask questions, think critically and integrate knowledge with new nursing practice.  Her rehabilitation background provides the student with the opportunity to learn from an instructor familiar with interprofessional and collaborative care, encouraging nursing students to study about and learn from all members of the health team.  The addition of community health encourages students to focus on the health of populations.


  • Master's Project:  The development and presentation of curriculum for a CRRN review course for practicing RNs in the rehabilitation setting.
  • Research Interests:  Balance training and fall prevention strategies for the elderly, strategies for aging in place, attitudes and outcomes of BSN student education in nursing homes and skilled/rehabilitation settings, stress reduction in BSN students to enhance learning and retention
  • Support Group Facilitator: Co-led with Dr. Kris Lambert, in conjunction with the PLNU Wellness Center, "Open Doors," a support group for women on campus

Personal Note:

Nursing has unfolded over many years for me, showing a wonderful variety of practice settings and unique and holistic avenues of service to Christ through this wonderful profession!  Looking for me away from school?  Probably cycling with my husband, Jim, or enjoying our children in their homes. 

My StrengthQuest strengths are Connectedness, Positivity, Belief, Ideation, and Learner.