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PLNU Alum Jacob Mitchell Finds Purpose Creating COVID-19 Tests

In August of 2020, Jacob Mitchell found a rewarding occupation developing effective and affordable COVID-19 tests.
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The Upstream Approach: Elias Escamilla

What Elias Escamilla appreciated most about PLNU was the person-first care for students. Now, as a nurse in mental health, he's providing the same deep level of care to his patients.

Erika Weisdorfer: Engineering Good

While she was a student at PLNU, Erika Weisdorfer felt a calling to use her engineering physics degree to help others.
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The Navy Nursing Journey of CNS Joshua Womack

PLNU's Navy Duty Under Instruction (DUINS) program helped Joshua Womack launch the next phase of his nursing career.
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The Heart of a Navy Nurse: Facing Challenges with Hope

While pursuing her nursing degree in PLNU's Duty Under Instruction (DUINS) program, Roberta Orozco was diagnosed with advanced cancer.
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PLNU Professor Named Tactical Strength and Conditioning Practitioner of the Year

Brent Alvar was selected as the Tactical Strength and Conditioning Practitioner of the Year for 2020.
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Navigating Trauma

Why we should work to process, listen, and speak to the traumatic moments that have unfolded in our lives or those of the people around us.
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PLNU Alumni Loma Talks: Your Mental Health Matters

Hear from Lindsay Wilson of CULTIVATE: a Counseling Collective as she provides insight into navigating your mental health during this season.

PLNU Student and Recent Grads Serve with COVID Care Force

Despite all it has taken away, the pandemic has also presented new opportunities to learn and serve for a group of PLNU students and grads.

Christina Kelley Leads Nurses in Caring for Protestors

Throughout her career, Christina Kelley, DNP, RN, CNS (MSN 15, DNP 19) has always stepped up to meet challenges. She is currently a clinical...

Sacred Work: Nurses Remain Faithful to Their Calling During the Pandemic

On the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses are being recognized for their bravery and commitment.
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PLNU’s Lori Carter Develops New Curriculum to Address the Ethics of...

As our society continues to rely more and more on data, it's becoming increasingly important for people in technical disciplines to be conscious of the ethical implications.