Why Choose SPU?

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.

Terra Mangum

“I chose Seattle Pacific University because of its competitive academics, prestigious reputation for nursing training, and commitment to incorporating faith into practice. The program encouraged me to be a leader in the NP community and prepared me well to pursue my upcoming doctorate in nursing.” 

Terra Mangum
Family Nurse Practitioner Pathway (2013)
Family Nurse Practitioner
Edmonds Family Medicine

Obtaining your DNP or MSN isn’t easy. SPU is committed to your success through personal, individual attention and relationship-centered learning. Courses are scheduled to facilitate your continued clinical practice while in school.

Unlike many online programs that require you to find your own clinical sites for your internship hours, SPU faculty members place you at clinical sites and match you with a preceptor for optimal clinical experiences.

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 academic content.

SPU's master's of science in nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The doctor of nursing practice program will seek CCNE approval, per guidelines, when eligible.  Both programs are approved by the Washington State Care Quality Assurance Commission.

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Nursing skills lab

Visit the Nursing Skills Lab

It‘s close as you can get to actual hospital conditions while still on campus. You’ll learn by doing under the watchful eye of your mentor.