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San Diego, CA, United States
PLNU’s School of Nursing (SON) is highly respected in the San Diego community, so our graduates are actively sought after. The education you will receive from this rigorous Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Point Loma Nazarene University balances a focus on the human and spiritual aspects of nursing, as well as the physical and technical skills necessary to faithfully serve patients.
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From your first semester, you will be working with patients using cutting-edge technology in a variety of clinical settings, providing you with over 1,100 clinical hours by graduation day — an advantage unique to PLNU. Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Point Loma Nazarene University is also set apart by the genuine care shown by our committed faculty. Your professors will know you personally and hold you accountable in both your studies and in learning a healthy work-life balance that so often alludes professional nurses. Finally, you will benefit from a faith-based curriculum, an emphasis on servant leadership, and the lifelong support of our SON community.

PLNU nursing alumni have held various positions in:

  • hospitals
  • K-12 schools
  • clinics
  • medical missions
  • public health institutions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    40 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Caring Faithfully: An Introduction to Nursing 
  • Nursing of Individuals: Adult Health 
  • Nursing of Individuals: Clinical Practicum 
  • Pharmacology in Nursing
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology 
  • Microbiology of Infectious Diseases 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Submit the Application for Admission
  • Submit Two Letters of Recommendation (one academic and one spiritual)
  • Submit Two Essays  
  • Pay the $55 Application Fee Online or by Mail  
  • Send Official Transcripts
  • Submit Official Proof of English Proficiency  
  • Request an In-Person, Phone, or Skype Interview (optional but strongly recommended)
  • Submit bank statement(s) or financial support letters
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      36350 USD/year
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    • National

      36350 USD/year
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    General fee: $600/year

    Living costs for San Diego

    • 1400 - 2460 USD/month
      Living Costs

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