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

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.

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Nursing Student Reviewing Paperwork

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.

PLNU's School of Nursing provides students an academic journey shaped by two important factors: mentorship from seasoned faculty, and practical experience through clinical hours and volunteering in the community. Check out what a snapshot of your nursing experience might look like at PLNU.

Undergraduate

Adult Degree Completion

Other Programs

Resources

How Long Does it Take to Earn Your BSN to MSN?

How to Become a Nurse in California

What is the Difference Between a Ph.D. and a DNP in Nursing?

Q&A with the DNP Director

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). 

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) 849-7803

Graduate Programs
Joelie Whitson
Graduate Enrollment Counselor
jwhitson@pointloma.edu
(619) 563-2885 

Meet Our Staff

Undergraduate Programs 

Sarah Frerking
Department Assistant
nursing@pointloma.edu
(619) 849-7803

Cindy Wickwire
Administrative Assistant
cindywickwire@pointloma.edu
(619) 849-7810

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

Graduate Programs

Joelie Whitson
Graduate Enrollment Counselor
jwhitson@pointloma.edu
(619) 563-2885 

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.

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