Post-baccalaureate students are those who have completed a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing. If you have questions about how your credits will transfer, see the Transfer Course Equivalency Guide or contact a SPU transfer admissions counselor.
You must have a minimum of 3.5 cumulative GPA in the prerequisite courses, with no course less than a “C” grade (2.0). A maximum of two courses may be repeated to achieve the minimum grade of 2.0. Four prerequisite courses must be completed by the application due date.
Post-baccalaureate students must have completed and submitted official transcripts for the following prerequisite courses by the end of Spring quarter to be eligible for admission:
- Anatomy & Physiology – 10 quarter credits
- General (Inorganic) Chemistry – 5 quarter credits
- Biological (Organic) Chemistry – 5 quarter credits
Meeting the minimum criteria for consideration of admission neither implies nor guarantees admission to the program.
How to apply
New for 2018-19 applicants
The Lydia Green Nursing Program is implementing a schedule of multiple admission dates for all currently enrolled, transfer and post-baccalaureate applicants. Application due dates and admission quarters have changed. Please read carefully the updated application information.
In the inaugural 2018-2019 year, post-baccalaureate students will apply for admission to the Winter 2019 cohort. The eventual goal is to offer a minimum of two cohorts per year for all applicants, but in this admission cycle, there will be only one opportunity for post-baccalaureate applications and admission.
Applications will be available for completion February 15, 2018 – April 16, 2018. The deadline for submission of the nursing application is 4:30 pm on April 16, 2018.
To begin the application process submit the following:
1. An application to Seattle Pacific University.
2. An application* (PDF) to the Nursing Major including:
- Completed “Prerequisite Calculator/ Details” form
- Course descriptions are required for any prerequisite courses that are not listed on the Transfer Course Equivalency Guide.
- "Work and Volunteer Hours" form- a summary of work and volunteer hours from the past 3 years.
3. Professional Recommendation form. You will email the recommendation form to someone who knows you in a professional setting.
*Chrome or Internet Explorer is needed to complete fillable PDFs; Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox are not compatible. Adobe reader is required in order for the application to calculate correctly.
You will be notified by email in early May if you are selected for an interview. Interviews will take place at various times in May 2018.
You will be notified of your admissions status by July 1st. Applicants completing prerequisites after winter 2018 may be given provisional admission until all prerequisites are complete and official transcripts received.
If taking prerequisites Spring quarter, you must email your unofficial transcript by June 15, 2018 to BSN@spu.edu for continued eligibility.
If taking prerequisites Summer quarter, final official transcripts for prerequisites must be submitted no later than September 1, 2018 for continued eligibility.
Acceptance is contingent on successful completion of all prerequisite courses by the end of summer quarter. All applicants must have achieved the minimum or higher prerequisite GPA at the time the application is submitted and when all prerequisite courses are complete.
Want to learn more?
For an overview of nursing courses, visit the course descriptions section in the SPU catalog. You can find a preview of the required coursework for the nursing major in this suggested course sequence (PDF) for Post-Baccalaureate students.
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