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Guidelines for applying to
The School of Health Sciences, Lydia Green Nursing Program Enrolling for class of 2009-2011

Current SPU Students
In order to be considered for entry into the Nursing major, a nursing application, recommendation form and official copies of all college transcripts of courses not taken at SPU, along with course descriptions must be submitted to the School of Health Sciences on or before February 15, 2009.

Return the completed Nursing Application to the School of Health Sciences, 3rd floor Marston Hall.

Reapplying Students
Students reapplying to nursing need to fill out the Nursing Application and submit a new recommendation for entry in Fall 2009. Transfer students must also contact the Office of Admissions at (206) 281-2021 and ask to reactivate your application. Submit any new transcripts to the Office of Admissions and the School of Health Sciences.

Transfer and Post-baccalaureate Students

In order to be considered for entry into the nursing major, students must apply to both the University and the nursing program.  The nursing application can be found on the following website Nursing Application.  The online university application can be found on the following website Office of Undergraduate Admissions.  Transfer students must complete 90 transferrable credits by June 2009.  Both applications, official transcripts, course descriptions and recommendations must be received by the Office of Admissions on or before Feb. 15, 2009.  You are encouraged to apply early.  The Office of Admissions will forward the completed application materials to the School of Health Sciences Lydia Green Nursing Program for final review.  For questions regarding the admissions process or to arrange for a visit to Seattle Pacific University, please contact the Office of Admissions at (206) 281-2021 or (800) 366-3344.

Mid-Nursing Program Transfer Students
Contact the SHS office for an appointment with a nursing faculty member/advisor at (206) 281-2233 or


Additional Information for All Students:

Completeness of the application packet is the responsibility of the applicant.  All materials must be submitted together in an 8 1/2 x 11 envelope and received on or before February 15, 2009.  Nursing applications are reviewed by the Academic and Student Affairs Committee (ASAC) of the School of Health Sciences.  Only completed applications will be reviewed.  Applicants will be notified by mail regarding Committee action.  Further information about orientation to the nursing program will follow full acceptance into the program in July before the school year begins.  After applying to the nursing program, if you complete coursework at institutions other than SPU, please send official transcripts to both Office of Admissions, Suite 115 and the School of Health Sciences Undergraduate Program, Suite 106. 

Nursing courses:  See curriculum patterns here

Course work for the nursing major begins Autumn auarter of the junior year.  In order to begin the Bachelor of Science in nursing program, the following prerequisite courses must be completed. It is strongly recommended that all other general education course work necessary to complete the BS degree be completed prior to beginning the nursing program or in the summer quarters.

Prerequisite courses:                

Inorganic/General Chemistry        CHM 1211

Organic Biological Chemistry       CHM 1330

Anatomy                                    BIO 2129           

Physiology                                 BIO 2130           

Microbiology                               BIO 3351           

(All science courses should include a lab)


General Psychology                    PSY 1180

Lifespan Psychology                   PSY 2470          

Human Nutrition                          FCS 3340 or BIO 1100   

Basic Statistics                          MAT 1360 or HSC 4044                                                                     

All transfer work must be directly transferable to the equivalent SPU course.  See the equivalency guide http://www.spu.edu/depts/sas/resources/transfer-guide.asp or if not listed, contact Student Academic Services at sasinfo@spu.edu .

Completed application materials for the nursing program must include: (1) application to the School of Health Sciences, (2) Professional Recommendation Form (sealed) (3) official transcripts (sealed) for pre-requisite coursework other than SPU and (4) course descriptions for each prerequisite course taken (other than SPU) and (5) Transfer and post-baccalaureate students must also submit University application and recommendations (due Feb. 15, 2009). 

All acceptances are contingent on completion of the prerequisite courses by the end of Spring quarter of the year prior to beginning nursing courses. The preferred GPA in these courses is 3.0 or above (2.75 minimum) with no course less than a “C” grade (anything less than 2.0 is not acceptable).  Attainment of the preferred GPA standards does not guarantee admission to a major, as the total number of admissions may be limited by capacity.  Four prerequisite courses must be completed by the application due date.     



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