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. Whether you're a nurse in San Diego with your ADN looking to move to a MSN, or a nursing leader ready for advanced practice or your DNP, PLNU has a program to fit your needs.
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.
PLNU Student and Recent Grads Serve with COVID Care Force
Despite all it has taken away, the pandemic has also presented new opportunities to learn and serve for a group of PLNU students and grads.
Lieutenant Eugene Mamaril, NC, USN, graduated from PLNU with his B.S. in Nursing in 2010. He has since earned his M.S. in Nursing from Duke University and is currently working toward his Ph.D. from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Eugene is the department head of U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba’s Operating Room, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), and Specialty Care clinics. He leads day-to-day operations and maintains mission readiness to provide the highest quality surgical care for all people who reside on the 45 square mile Naval Base.
Sacred Work: Nurses Remain Faithful to Their Calling During the Pandemic
On the front lines of the pandemic, nurses are being recognized for their bravery and commitment. Read about the PLNU alum who are contributing to this effort.
Christina Kelley Leads Nurses in Caring for Protestors
Christina Kelley has learned to care about issues of equality and justice and to treat people well no matter their backgrounds or beliefs.
Opportunity for Engagement
Do you want to put your nursing skills to work in underserved regions of the world? Does the idea of international travel and cross-cultural living excite you?
Opportunity for Engagement
Health Promotion Center
Are you excited by the prospect of using your nursing skills and knowledge to affect the world for good? As a PLNU nursing student, you don’t have to wait — you get the opportunity to put your education to work by providing health services to a diverse, underserved community in San Diego.
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.
School of Nursing: Bachelor's & Graduate Degrees in Nursing Programs
An education in nursing cultivates deep critical-thinking, communication, and research skills, incorporating evidence-based practices that prepare you to be the best healthcare provider you can be, while also focusing on the spiritual and emotional side of caring for patients. Whatever area of nursing you feel called to, this program provides the opportunity to pursue your passions and interests.
California Nursing Students' Association (CNSA)
CNSA provides a community of support academically, emotionally, physically, and spiritually, while promoting excellence and professionalism at PLNU and in the community. CNSA also offers valuable advantages to nursing students including educational resources, mentorships job openings, and even scholarship and loan forgiveness opportunities.
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.
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.
If you would like to learn more about the School of Nursing or any of our majors or minors, please reach out to us!
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