Through the provision of funds from professional golfer, Arnold Palmer, the commitment and establishment of a nursing program at Pasadena College (now PLNU) began in 1973. Since then, over 1900 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) graduates have practiced nursing and influenced healthcare all over the world. Due to an outstanding reputation of the BSN graduates and request of the community, the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) began nearly 30 years later in 2002. Approximately 80 MSN graduates are practicing as Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS), Nurse Educators and/or Nursing Administrators in academic and healthcare settings.
From the inception of the BSN program in 1973 and the current MSN program, the Wesleyan Christian faith perspective has been the vital foundation of the nursing curriculum and nursing program outcomes for all graduates. This commitment to the integration of faith and learning establishes our unique identity.