School of Nursing

Welcome to the PLU Nursing Alumni organization website!

The American Association of Nursing definition:  “Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, facilitation of healing, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations”.

Ever since Florence Nightingale founded the profession, nurses have been taking novices under their wings and helping them learn to fly. The Nursing Alumni organization created in 1991 is committed:

  • To mentoring PLU nursing students for their professional development and learning as a way to give back to the profession and the School of Nursing. Mentoring is a way of giving back to the profession, and the community while also receiving energy and fresh perspective from an emerging group entering this profession.
  • To the fellowship of nursing students with nursing alumni while in school and beyond. We are committed to an ongoing, collaborative relationship.
  • To the development of collaborative relationships of nursing alumni with their peers and colleagues.
  • To recognize the professional excellence and achievement of PLU nursing alumni.
  • To working with the School of Nursing to ensure its professional advancement and recognition through contributions of time and money.


Nursing Alumni Board Bios

Upcoming Events

+ Online Networking Event

Join us Saturday, September 17 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. for a free online networking event with Nursing Alumni and Nursing Students. This is a wonderful opportunity for alumni and students to make connections, share experiences, and offer words of encouragement and advice. It’s free, it’s only for an hour, and it’s fun!

+ Nursing Alumni Brunch

Join us each year at Homecoming for the Nursing Alumni Brunch. All Nursing Alumni and Students are invited to attend this free fellowship event!

+ Class of 1991 25th Reunion

During Homecoming 2016, the Class of 1991 is celebrating their 25th class reunion!

25 years ago we were the class of 1991.  Since then, we have become more than just a class of new graduates.  We have grown into a community of nurses who have: worked as clinicians, gotten certifications in their field of expertise, obtained advanced nursing degrees, become  leaders and managers, nurse practitioners and educators -all to fulfill the goal of caring for patients and families. A few from our class are even enjoying retirement now.

We started as a group of nurses, grew from the class through time with our experiences, and now would like to come together as a “class” again to share our adventures and accomplishments in nursing.  Please join us by attending the Nursing Alumni brunch during Homecoming.

To answer the question….You guessed it…The 1991 School of Nursing Uniform!

+ Class of 1966 50th Reunion

During Homecoming 2016, the Class of 1966 is celebrating their 50th class reunion!

+ Delta Iota Chi Events

Delta Iota Chi is PLU’s chapter of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA), a pre-professional organization which promotes and enhances student nursing in the United States. It is an organization of PLU student nurses who, in some way, want to give back to the school and community. Check out the Delta website to learn about upcoming events, read meeting minutes and to find out how you can get involved.

We Want To Share Your Accomplishments!

If you have received special recognition for something you have done, been published recently or have a special occasion you would like us to recognize please contact so that we can share your good news with other School of Nursing alumni.

60th anniversary commemorative coffee table books are still available!

  • $60 plus tax (and shipping, if necessary)
  • About 250 pages
  • Glossy pages, full of color and black and white photographs
  • Beautifully printed, with embossed spine and cover, and lush dust jacket
  • Equal treatment of each decade

Contact Sunya Grantham, 253-535-7674, to purchase your copy today.