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.

Bachelor of Science with a major in nursing

Guidelines for Applying

Nursing Curriculum Patterns:
  SPU Student Pattern
  Transfer from 4 year college or university w/o AA degree
  Transfer with AA degree
  Post Baccalaureate

SHS Course Descriptions

Application and Recommendation form not available at this time

University Application and Transfer Equivalency Guide

08-09 Undergraduate Nursing Handbook


Information Sessions

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

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.

Learn 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.
Learn From 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.
Learn By Doing
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 family.
Learn to Succeed
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.
Learn 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 hospital.
Learn 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.
Learn 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 faith.
Learning For Life Starts Here!
To pursue your interest in health care at SPU,
contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at Seattle Pacific University
at (800) 366-3344 or (206) 281-2021 in Seattle
the School of Health Sciences at (206) 281-2233

By mail at: School of Health Sciences
Undergraduate Program
3307 Third Avenue West
Seattle, Washington 98119-1997

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