Point Loma Nazarene University

Palomar College and Point Loma Nazarene University

RN to BSN Partnership Program



Earn your Bachelor of Science Nursing degree from PLNU:

Palomar College has partnered with PLNU to offer the RN-BSN degree in a format tailored for working nurses. Hands-on, evidence-based instruction, mentoring, and a practical clinical component will build on the educational experience already achieved in preparing for your RN license. You will also be eligible for the California Board of Registered Nurses Public Health Nurse certification.

Work for a Magnet Hospital
A BSN is quickly becoming the industry standard. In fact, recommendations from the Institute of Medicine call for the proportion of nurses with baccalaureate degrees to be increased to 80 percent by 2020. Hospitals with a Magnet status have adopted similar standards, and in many cases, RNs must be enrolled in a BSN program as a requirement for being hired.

Gain Career Advancement
As a BSN-prepared nurse, you can gain merit increases and qualify for leadership positions. More importantly, PLNU’s strong nursing reputation in San Diego and alumni network set the stage for your long-term professional success after graduation.

Designed to Accommodate You
With in-person instruction only one night a week as well as online class time, you can earn a PLNU degree while still balancing life’s commitments.

At A Glance:

  • Expected Completion Time: 15 months
  • Program Format: Hybrid (online and face-to-face instruction at Palomar College)
  • Needed Units to Graduate: 36 (Upon graduation a total of 120 units is required, i.e. 70+ units from your ADN and 15 units for the NCLEX-RN.)
  • Program Start Date: Fall, Spring, Summer, contact PLNU representative for start dates at your site
  • Cost per Unit: $500

Note: Students must have an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN), statistics required before 2nd term, if not taken in previous program, and an RN license required before 3rd term in order to be eligible. 

Why Point Loma Nazarene University?

PLNU’s School of Nursing is built on a foundation of faithfulness: to self, to family, and to the profession. Its five core values of communicating, caring, inquiring, leading, and following faithfully will provide you with a solid foundation for your professional nursing career and lifelong learning.

To learn more about Palomar College and PLNU’s RN to BSN program, please contact

Sarah Young
Admissions Counselor
make an appointment here > https://calendly.com/syoung1