Post-baccalaureate students have not taken any credits at SPU and must have completed a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing by the end of June prior to the beginning of the nursing program. 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 one course less than 2.0, and no more than two repeated prerequisites due to a grade of less than 2.0. Attainment of the minimum GPA does not guarantee admission to a major, however, as the total number of admissions is limited by capacity.
How to apply
Post-Baccalaureate students must submit the following by the January deadline:
- An application to Seattle Pacific University.
- An application* (PDF) to the Nursing Major including:
- Official transcripts from each college or university attended, including a transcript showing your completed baccalaureate degree
- Course descriptions for any prerequisite course that is not listed on Transfer Equivalency Guide
- A professional recommendation
- Prerequisite calculator/detail form
- Background Disclosure form
- Work and volunteer hours
You will be notified by email in early February if you are selected for an interview.
You will be notified of your admission or waitlist placement at the end of winter quarter.
Acceptance is contingent on successful completion of the prerequisite courses by the end of spring 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.
*Adobe reader is required in order for the application to calculate correctly.
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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