The SHS mission is to partner with the community to develop graduates who engage the culture, change the world, and:
- Serve all people with the highest level of professional care;
- Demonstrate competence in a diverse and changing environment;
- Act with wisdom, character, and caring;
- Demonstrate leadership in all aspects of nursing; and
- Promote optimum health of body, mind, and spirit.
Nursing Program information sessions will be offered Winter Quarter 2009, 1–2 p.m., on the following dates and in these locations:
- Friday, January 16, Marston 337
- Friday, March 6, Marston 337
Sign up for a session or advising appointment by contacting the School of Health Sciences at 206-281-2233.
SPU and Transfer students: Select "Guidelines for Applying" in the list above for information regarding the application process. The Nursing Application and SPU University application are also available by selecting from the list above.
Transfer students: For information regarding admission to the University, see the information page for all transfer students at www.spu.edu/depts/ugadm/transfer/index.asp
Sign up through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions if you would like a tour of the campus. Call (206) 281-2021 or 1-800-366-3344 (toll free)
Learning for Life
Education is a process: an active, creative, lifelong venture. And everything we take in as knowledge affects our lives. That's why Seattle Pacific University seeks to make learning meaningful. As a Christian university of the arts, sciences and professions, our goal is to develop and use knowledge in service to others.
Through a Challenging Program of Study
Seattle Pacific's School of Health Sciences is one
of the finest health care programs in the region. Earn a bachelor
of science degree with a major in nursing. You'll move through
a comprehensive, four-year program on campus and in clinical
settings which stresses both health promotion and illness care.
The emphasis is on working with clients as whole beings, considering
their mind, body, spirit and surrounding environment.
an Outstanding Faculty
Faculty members are talented and caring. Most have earned
doctorates and all are involved in current research. In addition,
each professor has plenty of clinical experience. But what makes
them truly special is their joy in showing what they know. In
the School of Health Sciences, classes are taught by professors
who are available and dedicated teachers. You study with experienced
scholars who believe in the worth of a Christian education.
And because classes are small, there's time and opportunity
for teachers to get to know you.
SPU's School of Health Sciences offers thorough instruction
and special opportunities you'll long remember: Learn outside
of the classroom. After only four weeks of study, take what
you're learning to local hospitals and health care agencies
where you'll observe and work directly with clients. Apply what
you will learn through internships. As you advance through the
program, you'll receive more responsibility working as a nursing
student under the close supervision of a professional. Travel
and work in other countries. This special program offers a taste
of other cultures and missionary work. Seniors may spend a quarter
in Latin America, working in hospitals with native medical teams.
In Costa Rica you have the added fun of living with a local
Graduates of SPU's School of Health Sciences are prepared for
jobs, but more than that, they are prepared for life. That's
because our graduates have foundations. They are confident in
their abilities, thanks to four years of comprehensive study
and clinical experience. They also have choices. More than 85%
of our students are working in clinical settings before
graduation. Upon graduation, most students move into nursing
positions in a wide variety of settings. Other students choose
to move on to graduate school. Finally, our graduates have respect.
SPU's nursing program offers the most clinical experience available
in the region and for those interested in mission work, a degree
from SPU is a major asset.
Where You Are
Many classes and activities will enrich your education
while you are still in high school. Try your hand at nursing
and campus life by attending our summer Nursing
Camp. An innovative program, Nursing Camp gives high school
students the chance to experience nursing and college up close.
Campers stay on the SPU campus and are exposed to nursing through
daily visits to various hospitals. During your high school years,
take college preparatory courses such as English, math and science.
A year of chemistry is advised. Knowledge of computers and the
arts is also helpful, and so is participation: seek opportunities
in health-related setting such as a nursing home, clinic or
With Financial Assistance
The cost shouldn't stop you from getting an education. Our financial
aid counselors can suggest a variety of ways to meet most financial
needs. School of Health Sciences scholarships are also available.
For specific information about financial aid or assistance in
financial planning for college, call SPU's Office of Financial
Aid at (206) 281-2046. Click
here for more scholarship information.
By Faith and Scholarship
What is it that nurses do? You might ask instead what is it
they don't do. Nurses heal us, help us, heed us. Nurses translate
- they tell us what the doctor just said. Because nurses make
careers out of caring, it's crucial they get some powerful nurturing
too. At SPU's School of Health Sciences, support comes through
intensive instruction, a sense of community and the Christian