Jen King, DNP, RN, CNS

Associate Dean, RN to BSN Director and Faculty


  • DNP Population Health, University of San Francisco, San Francisco
  • MSN, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego
  • LVN & ADN, Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria
  • BS Biological Psychology, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Courses Taught

  • NSG 4060/4061: Nursing of Communities: Community Health Focus
  • NRS 4020/4021: Caring Faithfully in the Community
  • NRS 4040: Capstone Inquiring Faithfully II: Evidence Based Practice
  • GNSG 6024L: Adult/Gerontology Practicum
  • GNSG 6026L: Family/Individual Health Role Practicum

Experience in Field

  • Full-Time Faculty, Point Loma Nazarene University, 2016-Current
  • Nursing Supervisor, Scripps Health Emergency Services, 2010-2016
  • Clinical Faculty Adjunct Professor, Mira Costa College, 2008-2010
  • Registered Nurse, Scripps Mercy Surgery Pavilion PACU, 2007-2008
  • Registered Nurse: Traveler, Sharp Memorial Hospital Critical Care, 2007
  • Registered Nurse: Traveler, Kaiser Sunnyside Hospital Critical Care, 2006-2007
  • Registered Nurse Scripps Mercy Hospital Emergency Services, 2005-2007
  • Registered Nurse/Clinical Specialist II, University of California San Diego-Thornton Hospital ICU, 2004- 2005
  • Registered Nurse ICU, Sierra Vista Hospital, 2003-2004
  • Telemetry Licensed Vocational Nurse, Marian Medical Center

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing, Zeta Mu Chapter, Member (2013-Present)
  • Father Joe’s Villages Volunteer  (2012-Present)
  • Ladle Fellowship Medical Volunteer  (2018-Present)
  • Rock ‘N Roll Marathon Medical Captain  (2016-Present)
  • Wesley Co-Op Medical Outreach (2018-Present)

Awards and Honors

  • USF David Taylor II and Susan Taylor Scholarship Award 2019
  • Nurse of The Year Award Scripps Health Emergency Department 2011

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications

  • King, J. Development of a Nurse-Led Pop-Up Clinic Model. University of San Francisco, School of Public Health Scholarship Presentations. San Francisco CA, December 2019.
  • King, J.  Public Health is Contagious. American Association of Public Health Nurses national conference. Little Rock, AK.  April 2018
  • King, J. Integrating an Interprofessional Model in Baccalaureate Nursing Education. University of San Francisco DNP Scholar Day. San Francisco, CA. May 2018
  • King, J. (2014) Family-Centered Care: Anxiety Reduction in Family Members of Critically Ill Patients Using an Evidence Based Practice Model. Master’s Thesis Project: Point Loma Nazarene University. San Diego, CA.