College of Nursing


Georgianna Ainslie
Bethany Mello DNP, MSN, FAAMM, NP-c, - Professor and Program Director
Linda Valenzuela, DNP, MSN, MPH, RN - Professor and School of Nursing Dean

Adjunct Faculty
Abraham Kimeli, MSN, NP-c
Amy Beam MSN, NP-c
Christine Bayes DNP, FNP-c
Colleen Campbell DNP, ANP-c
Michael Horne MBA, DNP, AGNP-BC
Joshua White MSN, FNP-c
Sara O'Connor MSN, MNN, FNP-c

Mission - Graduate

The Master of Science in Nursing program at Northwest Nazarene University fosters intellectual, professional, and spiritual growth in the context of Christ-like behavior in all areas of advanced nursing practice. The program focuses on evidence-based practice, transferring research findings to clinical practice, development of communication and leadership skills, and delivery of care to diverse populations.  NNU's Master of Science in Nursing program prepares graduates of distinction in nursing leadership, education and evidence based clinical practice.

Mission - Undergraduate

The Associate to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree provides a course of study designed for the working registered nurse who desires to enhance their career opportunities while developing leadership skills. The program incorporates some general education requirements into BSN courses thus allowing for timely completion of the degree.  Essential areas of baccalaureate nursing education content not provided in associate degree nursing education are incorporated in order to expand the RN's education to the BSN degree. This includes: community and population health, nursing research and evidence-based nursing practice, systems management, and nursing leadership.

This bachelor degree completion program for the RN is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), adhering to NNU's commitment to the core values of Transformation, Truth, Community, and Service.

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