The Lydia Green Nursing Program prepares graduates of competence, character, and wisdom to meet the health needs of a community by promoting wellness and providing illness care for its members.
Seattle Pacific's nursing programs — undergraduate pre-licensure BSN and graduate MSN — are approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Find out more about this program’s mission, vision, and learning outcomes.
The aim of the baccalaureate degree program is to foster the development of your self understanding, caring, collaboration, ethical thought and action, intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and judgment — as well as integrating Christian faith with scientific knowledge and clinical expertise.
- A minimum 125 credits are required for this major, including 80 upper-division credits.
- You may complete all your coursework at SPU or you may transfer in your prerequisite, general education, and elective coursework from other institutions.
- If you are a transfer student, you must complete a Direct Transfer Associate of Arts Degree or a Direct Transfer Pre-Nursing Degree (DTA) before your the transition to SPU.
- You must complete the major requirements in effect when you are admitted to the major.
- As an SPU baccalaureate graduate, you will be prepared to assume entry-level practice and leadership roles in a variety of health care settings.
- Upon satisfactory completion of the baccalaureate degree, you are eligible to take the national examination required for licensure as a registered nurse (NCLEX-RN).
Apply to the major
If you are a currently enrolled SPU student, your preparation for entry into the Nursing major begins the first quarter of your freshman year. Upon completion of the first quarter of your freshman year, you can request a nursing faculty advisor through the Banner Information System. Students may apply annually between Oct 15 and January 15.
- Your application for admission to the major in Nursing must be received in the School of Health Sciences Lydia Green Nursing Program no later than January 15.
- Application and recommendation forms are available by mid-October for program entry the following autumn.
- You must complete four prerequisite courses by the application due date; you must complete all prerequisite courses by Spring Quarter of your application year.
- The minimum GPA required to apply for current SPU students is 2.75 in the combined prerequisite courses, with no course less than a “C” grade (2.0).
Only complete applications will be reviewed. Select applicants will be notified if they are invited to attend a mandatory interview on campus.
Transfer and post-baccalaureate students
If you are a transfer or post-baccalaureate student, you must complete the following items and submit to Undergraduate Admissions. The forms must be received no later than January 15:
You must complete 90 transferable credits by June of your application year. Refer to the online Equivalency Guide to see if courses will transfer to the equivalent SPU prerequisite course.
If you have no SPU credits, you must have a minimum 3.5 GPA in the combined prerequisites, with no course less than a “C” grade, to be eligible for consideration.
Note: The primary focus of the Equivalency Guide is the Puget Sound region. But if courses are not listed in the equivalency guide, it does not necessarily mean they are not equivalent. The transcript evaluation process begins in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and is finalized in Student Academic Services.
Preference is given to students with a completed Direct Transfer Agreement associates degree (DTA). The SPU application is completed online; all other application materials must be mailed together and received by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions no later than January 15. You are encouraged to apply early.
You are a mid-program transfer student if you have completed nursing coursework at another school and now seek admission into SPU’s Nursing program at any time other than the Autumn Quarter of your junior year.
Please contact the School of Health Sciences regarding space available. All offers of admission are contingent on admission to SPU, nursing program requirements, and available space in the program.
Anatomy (5 credits)
SPU Equivalent: BIO 2129 Human Anatomy and Physiology (5 credits)
Physiology (5 credits)
SPU Equivalent: BIO 2130 Human Anatomy and Physiology (5 credits)
Microbiology (5 credits)
SPU Equivalent:BIO 3351 General Microbiology (5 credits)
Inorganic/General Chemistry (5 credits)
CHM 1211 General Chemistry (5 credits)
CHM 1310 (5 credits)
Organic Biological Chemistry (5 credits)
CHM 1330 Organic and Biological Chemistry (5 credits)
CHM 1360 Survey of Biochemistry (5 credits)
All science courses listed above must include a lab
General Psychology (5 credits)
PSY 1180 General Psychology (5 credits)
Life Span Psychology (5 credits)
PSY 2470 Life Span Developmental Psychology (5 credits)
Human Nutrition (5 credits)
FCS 3340 Human Nutrition (5 credits) Preferred
a lower division Human Nutrition course (5 credits)
Basic Statistics (5 credits)
MAT 2360 or 1300 Intro to Stats for Sciences (5 credits)
EDU 2600 Statistics Unleashed! (5 credits)
PSY 2360 Intro to Social and Behavioral Stats (5 credits) Psychology majors or transfer equiv.
SOC 2360 Intro to Stats Social and Behavioral Science (5 credits) or Sociology majors or transfer equiv.