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Dr. Mary Moller - 2018 APNA Psychiatric Nurse of the Year

Congratulations Dr. Moller! We are so happy for you and proud to have you on the team bringing new PMHNP nurses into the field.

Read more about Dr. Moller’s accomplishments in the psychiatric field in this article on the APNA Psychiatric Nurse of the Year 

Congratulations David Turley!

David was recently elected to serve as Director West of the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA). He will sit on the Board of Directors and serve as Chairman of the Population and Global Health Committee. The NSNA serves to increase awareness of global health issues and engage nursing students to share their special knowledge with others.

To learn more about NSNA, click here.

Interested in Teaching with Us?

Part-Time or Full-Time Contingent Faculty Positions for 2018-19:
– Tenure-track positions for PMHNP faculty
– Tenure track position in Maternal Child/Obstetrical Nursing
– Part-time positions for Clinical Faculty

    – Part-time and full-time contingent faculty positions in a variety of specialty areas, particularly medical-surgical nursing, nursing in the community, maternal-child/obstetrical nursing, and pediatrics.

Please contact:

Carol Seavor, EdD, MSN, RN
Interim Dean
School of Nursing Ramstad 214
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447-0003
253-535-7674; seavorcm@plu.edu

DNP Students Recently Attended WIN Conference

The 2018 graduating DNP students presented their DNP Scholarly Project at the Western Institute of Nursing Research and Information Exchange in Spokane WA.  Alumni Dr. Shirley Hanson and Mrs. Carol Quigg visited the student posters.  They also enjoyed catching up with presenter, Dr. Sally Watkins, who is also an instructor in the School of Nursing.

BSN Application Now Closed

Watch for our 2019-2020 application coming in November 2018.

Congratulations to Stephanie Dent!

Stephanie was one of six recipients across the nation to receive an American Association of Nurse Practitioners Scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year. She received her RN/MSN through the PLU School of Nursing in 2016 and is currently in the DNP-FNP program and will graduate in May 2019. Stephanie believes that “it is largely thanks to the training and preparation that I’ve received throughout my education at PLU which contributed to me receiving this honor. Thank you!”

We are so excited for you and can’t wait to see where this next step takes you!

Congratulations Danielle Paschall!

Danielle was selected to represent Washington state as a GNSA Advocacy Leader. In her new role, she will be learning more about and advocating for policy changes affecting graduate students. To learn more about GNSA Advocacy Leaders click here.

Commitment, Caring and Leadership

Thanks for visiting the PLU School of Nursing! From this website, prospective students can learn about the mission, history and programs offered, as well as download application materials. Health professionals looking to stay abreast of current issues or return to practice can read about courses offered through Continuing Nursing Education. Our current students can keep informed of important dates and events and download required paperwork. Nursing alumni can learn about current events at the School of Nursing, keep in touch with their fellow graduates, and find ways to contribute to nursing education at PLU.

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The School of Nursing is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. The bachelor of science in nursing, master of science in nursing, and doctor of nursing practice programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation). The Care and Outcomes Manager MSN curriculum meets requirements for the Clinical Nurse Leader national certification examination. The Family Nurse Practitioner track meets requirements for ANCC and AANP national certification examinations.

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  • PLU is known for its high-quality nursing education.
  • Cohort sizes are small to ensure a high-quality, personable PLU experience.
  • All clinical placements are arranged by the PLU faculty.

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