Graduate Nursing Program

Graduate nursing student

What do you hope for in a graduate nursing program? Seattle Pacific University’s School of Health Sciences is recognized for its academic quality, outstanding faculty, small class sizes with flexible scheduling options, and faith-based commitment to promoting the health of body, mind, and spirit. Our dynamic urban location opens doors to unique learning and clinical opportunities. There’s no place like Seattle to connect with health care leaders.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Master of Science in Nursing program

If you’re a nurse who’s ready to advance your education, leadership, and clinical expertise, consider pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing degree. The School of Health Sciences offers the following specialty pathways within the MSN program:

Certificate program

If you’re a master’s-prepared registered nurse who wants to further your professional development or expand your career opportunities, you can pursue specialty certification. The School of Health Sciences offers a Post-Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate.

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At SPU, you’ll find a graduate program that’s considered among the best in the region. You’ll also find faculty members who are clinical experts and devoted to teaching. We recognize that obtaining your graduate degree isn’t easy. But we are committed to your success through personal, individual attention and relationship-centered learning. DNP courses are scheduled one full day each week, and MSN courses are scheduled weeknights to facilitate your continued clinical practice while in school. Our faculty members will match you with preceptors and clinical sites to give you the greatest breadth of experience.

If you’re a practicing associate degree-trained registered nurse, SPU also offers you the opportunity to progress seamlessly to complete a master’s degree in Nursing. This program allows you to expand your career by developing advanced leadership and care management skills.

The graduate program integrates content delineated by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing in its publications The Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing and The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice to provide quality scholarship.

The master’s degrees in nursing and post-graduate APRN Certificate at Seattle Pacific University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Doctor of Nursing Practice program will seek CCNE approval, per guidelines, when eligible.

Christine Hoyle

Why I Teach at SPU

Christine Hoyle, Associate Dean for Graduate Nursing Programs

“I enjoy teaching in an institution that serves our students and the larger community as part of its mission to ‘engage the culture and change the world.’ ”

Graduate students getting help with their graduate financial aid

There’s Help (Graduate Financial Aid)

Don’t let costs stop you from pursuing your graduate nursing education — or your future.