Margaret Stevenson, EdD, RN

Margaret Stevenson, EdD, RN

  • Professor Emerita
  • Phone: (619) 475-5122


  • University of California at Los Angeles, Curriculum and Evaluation - EdD
  • University of California at Los Angeles, Major in Medical/Surgical Nursing - MN
  • San Diego State University - BS in Nursing


  • Director, Health Promotion Center, June 2000-2006 (volunteer)
  • Professor Emerita of Nursing, September 1999
  • Former Chair, Department of Nursing, 1978-1982 and 1988-1999
  • Former Dean of Professional Studies, 1990-1999
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Former Dean, School of Health Sciences, 1982-1988

Clinical Background/Academic Focus:

First nursing position of the Arctic Circle at Kotzebue, Alaska - 500 miles north of Nome. Saved money to attend University of California for one year. Worked as a Registered Nurse in a variety of places including Recovery Room, Medical Nursing, Surgical Nursing, Maternity Nursing, and a short time in the Army Nurse Corps. Later served five years in the Army Nurse Corps Reserves in an evacuation Hospital (San Diego) and a General Hospital Unit (Seattle).

Personal Note:

Margaret struggled with raising a family, working part-time, and working toward a bachelors degree. When the BSN was completed, she vowed to keep going with the education, and commuted to UCLA from home (149 miles ONE WAY). Margaret and her husband could not afford the expense, so her dear brother and his wife loaned them $100 each month which made it all possible. Needless to say, even though the debt was repaid long ago, she remains very grateful.

Her husband Ted is a rare jewel, who has always supported her in whatever she felt she needed to do. They have three children, John in Arizona, Gregory in El Cajon, and Pamela in Seattle, eight grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Her daughter and one granddaughter both graduated from the PLNU Nursing program (1982 and 2002 respectively.)

If you have read this far, you need to know that none of this would have been possible without the Lord Jesus Christ. He has been with me for many years and I depend on His love, His care, and the salvation I have through His grace.