Point Loma Nazarene University

PLNU School of Nursing

College Type: Four or more years, Private not-for-profit

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BSN Program

The Point Loma Nazarene University Nursing program is committed to offering a balanced program focusing on the human and spiritual aspects of nursing as well preparing students with physical and technical skills.

The curriculum concentrates on evidence based practice and offering a supportive Christian atmosphere and strong academic support and counseling.

The program processes applications to accept students in the fall semester with approximately 70 students accepted every year.

Applications for the program are available beginning from the 1st of December for enrollment in the following fall. The deadline for applications is the February 1st.

Licensed Vocational Nurses and Registered Nurses licensed in the State of California are allowed into the program with advanced standing on the basis of credit transfer and credit earned by examination.

Successful applicants will need to complete 128 semester units for graduation which will take approximately 4 years if pre-requisites are complete in a year for 5 if the student takes two years to complete the pre-requisites.

The nursing program requires successful applicants to submit to a background check and drug screening according to the arrangement with the San Diego Nursing Service Education Consortium and affiliated hospitals.

A student who fails the criminal background check or drug screening will be immediately dismissed from the program. 

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 97.08%
Average number of students tested annually: 55
Program accreditations: CCNE
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Point Loma Nazarene University as reported by California state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 74 100 71.45
2011 42 97.62 88.22
2010 47 93.62 87.53
2009 41 100 88.47
2008 58 91.38 87.58
2007 48 91.67 85.88

Masters Program

The Point Loma Nazarene University Masters in Nursing, program is accredited by the CCNE and approved by the California Board of Nursing.

The MSN program is designed for students who are working professionals with classes offered just one night in a week and on Saturday mornings every two weeks given at the Mission Valley Regional Center.

The university’s cohort model allows students to interact within a MSN peers group allowing for maximum support and encouragement opportunities. The program is designed to enable students to have hands on practical experience in a range of settings.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  2. Official transcripts
  3. A minimum grade point average of 3.0
  4. 250 word personal essay demonstrating advanced writing skills and professional and personal goals in pursuing a graduate degree
  5. Basic Statistics course
  6. Basic Computer literacy
  7. Interview as scheduled with the graduate nursing selection committee
  8. A minimum of 12 months of experience as a Registered Nurse

Students accepted into the program will need to meet the requirements set by clinical affiliates including:

  • Current, valid, unencumbered California licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse
  • Current CPR certificate for Healthcare Provider from the American Heart Association
  • Criminal background check and drug screening
  • Current health and physical clearance including screening for Tuberculosis
  • Current HIPAA certificate

 

Program accreditations: CCNE

Masters programs offered at this school:

MSN

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

RN to MSN

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

LPN to BSN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 97.08%
Average number of students tested annually: 55
Program accreditations: CCNE
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Point Loma Nazarene University as reported by California state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 74 100 71.45
2011 42 97.62 88.22
2010 47 93.62 87.53
2009 41 100 88.47
2008 58 91.38 87.58
2007 48 91.67 85.88

LPN to ADN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 97.08%
Average number of students tested annually: 55
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Point Loma Nazarene University as reported by California state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 74 100 71.45
2011 42 97.62 88.22
2010 47 93.62 87.53
2009 41 100 88.47
2008 58 91.38 87.58

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Point Loma Nazarene University
3900 Lomaland Dr
San Diego, CA 92106