School of Nursing: Bachelor's & Graduate Degrees in Nursing

First Time NCLEX Pass Rate 98.3% for 2023 Graduates!

As a nurse, your work is more than a job — it’s a sacred calling. You meet people in their weakest, most vulnerable, and joyful moments. To be the nurse your patients need requires more than skills and technology; it requires compassion, humble strength, and spiritual understanding.

PLNU's School of Nursing (SON) offers you a dynamic Christian environment to explore how to provide optimal healthcare through hands-on experience and research. You will have opportunities to build close relationships with other students and faculty in a rigorous yet supportive environment as you master evidence-based nursing practices and learn to serve your patients holistically. PLNU offers various pathways to fit your educational goals and specialties, including Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and Post-Graduate Certificate programs.

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Nursing Compassion Beyond Healthcare

In PLNU's School of Nursing, we know how critical a nurse's role is in a patient’s healthcare journey. That’s why we’ve carefully tailored our programs to provide a complete education that not only equips you for every situation but also leads to outer and inner transformation.


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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Point Loma Nazarene University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( 


Our faculty serve as both teachers and mentors, committed to guiding you through a full and purposeful education. By helping you explore thought-provoking and influential ideas, analyze complex and difficult questions, and evaluate competing claims, you'll have access to an environment devoted to a meaningful exchange of ideas. An education at PLNU is both transformative and deeply impactful.

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about the School of Nursing or any of our majors or minors, please reach out to us!

Undergraduate Programs
Annie Hendricks
Coordinator, School of Nursing
(619) 849-3249

Graduate Programs
Michael Simonian
Graduate Enrollment Counselor
(619) 563-2885 

Meet Our Staff

Undergraduate Programs 

Yvette Miranda
Director of Operations
(619) 849-7812

Annie Hendricks
Coordinator, School of Nursing
(619) 849-3249

Graduate Programs

Carol Fuerstnau
Programs Manager: Post-Licensure
(619) 849-2277

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