Guidelines for applying to
Current SPU Students
Return the completed Nursing Application to the School of Health Sciences, 3rd floor Marston Hall.
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.
Program Transfer Students
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.
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 email@example.com .
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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