School of Nursing Undergraduate Programs



Student Learning Outcomes Curriculum Maps Assessment Plan Use of the Evidence of Student Learning Points of Distinction Mission Meaning, Quality, & Integrity


The School of Nursing Mission Statement aligns with, and flows from, the University Mission Statement, as shown in the table below:

Point Loma Nazarene UniversitySchool of Nursing (SON)
University Mission Statement: TO TEACH~TO SHAPE~TO SEND
Point Loma Nazarene University exists to provide higher education in a vital Christian community where minds are engaged and challenged, character is modeled and formed, and service becomes an expression of faith. Being of Wesleyan heritage, we aspire to be a learning community where grace is foundational, truth is pursued, and holiness is a way of life.
Mission Context: The university, established in 1902 by the Church of the Nazarene, offers quality liberal arts and professional programs on its campus in San Diego and select graduate and professional programs throughout the denomination’s Southwest Educational Region.
SON Mission Statement:
The School of Nursing at Point Loma Nazarene University exists to support the university Wesleyan mission and to provide an interdisciplinary learning program of excellence. Graduates of the SON are distinctly identified by grace, truth and holiness, serving others after the example of Christ, as they are sent to fulfill their calling as professional nurses.
So he got up from the meal, took off His outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around His waist. After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash His disciple’s feet, drying them with a towel that was wrapped around Him.John 13:4-5 NIV
Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.John 13:14-15 NIV

School of Nursing Vision

The School of Nursing at Point Loma Nazarene University embraces, as a covenant, the commitment to excellence within a dynamic Christian environment in which each one will engage in the sacred work of nursing. This sacred work involves symbolically removing one’s shoes in service of others.

Take off your sandals for the place you are standing is holy ground. Exodus 3:5 NIV