Accreditation

Nursing students in a nursing skills lab

Seattle Pacific’s nursing programs — BSN, MSN, and DNP— are approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.

Our BSN and MSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).  For the DNP, CCNE requires a degree program to have students enrolled for the equivalent of one academic year prior to hosting an on-site evaluation, i.e., 2018-19 for SPU.   Once awarded, accreditation is effective the first day of the CCNE on-site evaluation.

The Health and Human Performance Department is a member of the American Kinesiology Association. When you major in Exercise Science, upon graduation you are well prepared to pursue national certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and/or the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

The following programs at Seattle Pacific University have met the American Nurse Credentialing Center's certification eligibility educational requirements:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Master of Science program
  • Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science program
  • Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Master of Science program
  • Family Nurse Practitioner, Postgraduate Certificate program

Students who complete one of these programs have the educational preparation to sit for the ANCC certification examination in that role and population. Applicants must also meet any additional eligibility criteria in effect when they apply for certification.

Undergraduate nursing student in class

Putting Your Degree to Work

The ANCC and AANP first-attempt certification pass rates are excellent for SPU nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist graduates.

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