School of Nursing

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.

The School of Nursing (SON) provides you with 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 best practices and learn to serve your patients holistically.

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Undergraduate

Adult Degree Completion

Other Programs

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 (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). 

Opportunities for Engagement

Developing into an effective and relational nurse, inspired and guided by purpose, doesn't happen in isolation — it happens by coming face-to-face with new opportunities, people, places, and ideas. From getting involved in student-led pre-professional organizations and a semester learning in an underserved multicultural community in San Diego to a summer abroad and more, the SON offers a diversity of opportunities for meaningful engagement with big questions.

Faculty

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
Sarah Frerking
Department Assistant
nursing@pointloma.edu
(619) 849-2425

Graduate Programs
Kelsey Coughlin
Graduate Enrollment Counselor
kcoughli@pointloma.edu
(619) 563-2834

Meet Our Staff

Undergraduate Programs 

Sarah Frerking
Department Assistant
nursing@pointloma.edu
(619) 849-2425

Cindy Wickwire
Administrative Assistant
cindywickwire@pointloma.edu
(619) 849-7055

Stacey Wilson
RN-BSN Program Specialist
staceywilson@pointloma.edu
(619) 563-2841

Graduate Programs

Kelsey Coughlin
Graduate Enrollment Counselor
kcoughli@pointloma.edu
(619) 563-2834

Carol Fuerstnau
Graduate Nursing Advisor and Program Coordinator
cfuerstn@pointloma.edu
(619) 849-2277

PLNU is committed to continuous and transparent alignment of our curriculum with the highest national standards. Learn about assessment.

Functioning as digital archives and as colorful symbols of our synergistic, iterative, and integrative processes, the assessment wheels promote a culture of transparency, integrity, and accountability with regard to our assessment practices, including annual assessment documentation and cyclical program reviews.