SPU Applicants

In the Nursing Program, we believe the formation of Christian character, as evidenced by the heart, mind, and action, is a cornerstone of your education and leads to qualities seen in exceptional nurses.

Nursing Program prerequisites are typically completed during the first two years, along with core University requirements. 


SPU students are those that are currently enrolled at SPU or have been enrolled at SPU within the past four quarters.  If zero credits completed at SPU, students must apply as a transfer applicant.

The minimum GPA required to apply for current SPU students is 2.85 in the combined 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.  Applicants must have completed a minimum of four prerequisite courses by the end of autumn quarter 2017.

Meeting the minimum criteria for consideration of admission neither implies nor guarantees admission to the program. 

How to apply

There will be one application cycle of SPU applications considered for admission.  SPU students who have met the minimum requirements are eligible to submit applications beginning December 19, 2017. Admitted students into the nursing program will be placed in either the Fall 2018 or Winter 2019 cohort to begin their studies.

SPU students must submit the items below by January 16, 2018 following the process outlined in the Guide for Current SPU Students Applying to the Nursing Major (PDF). Applications received after the January 16, 2018 deadline will not be considered.

  • Application to the Nursing Major through the Banner Information System, no early than 12/19/17
  • Prerequisite Calculator/Details” form* (PDF) with details as needed.  
  • "Work and Volunteer Hours" form* (PDF)- a summary of work and volunteer hours from the past 3 years.
  • "Professional Recommendation" form* (PDF).  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.

Applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be invited (via email) to an interview.

You will be notified of your admission status 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. 

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 SPU students.

For additional help contact us at bsn@spu.edu.

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