First Time NCLEX Pass Rate 98% 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.
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.
Current Nursing Student
As a senior nursing student at PLNU, my journey in healthcare has been driven by a passion for making a tangible difference in the lives of others. Growing up as a missionary kid in West Africa instilled in me a deep appreciation for diverse cultures and the importance of community well-being.
Opportunity for Engagement
Medical Mission Trips for Nursing
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 service 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.
Department News & Events
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!
Coordinator, School of Nursing
Graduate Enrollment Counselor