Duty Under Instruction (DUINS) at PLNU

PLNU is proud to partner with the U.S. Navy to offer qualified nurses and service members the opportunity to obtain their Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) through the Duty Under Instruction (DUINS) program.

Since partnering with the Navy in 2011, PLNU’s School of Nursing has welcomed over 20 full-time DUINS students into our MSN program. Our alumni have gone on to graduate and serve in a variety of areas and specialties — depending on the needs of the Navy from year to year — from clinical nurse specialists to field service to nurse manager positions and more. 

As a university committed to helping students further explore their calling and vocations of service, PLNU is proud to help Navy nurses and service members further accomplish their personal, professional, and leadership goals through a DUINS assignment.

Learn more about completing your Duty Under Instruction (DUINS) at PLNU by connecting with an admissions counselor. 

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You can also learn more about PLNU Military Services or connect with a counselor at veteranservices@pointloma.edu.

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Joshua Womack (RN, CNS, MSN)

“I can’t imagine many places will be able to give you the quality education that you get at Point Loma — with that kind of faculty-to-student ratio. I think that is paramount.”

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Roberta Orozco (RN, CNS, MSN)

After serving as a corpsman and earning her BSN, Roberta Orozco wanted to deepen her leadership through a DUINS at PLNU. When she was diagnosed with cancer, she further discovered the value of her fellow students, faculty, and PLNU’s holistic, relationship-based approach.

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