Seattle Pacific Receives Three Donations to Expand Nursing Program

Seattle Pacific University announced three donations totaling more than $1.9 million in an ongoing campaign to expand its nursing program. The Norcliffe Foundation, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, and Lynwood and Karin Swanson, parents of two SPU alumni, made the commitments to help meet the growing demand for increasingly skilled and clinically competent nurses across the region.

Funds are being used to renovate a building near campus, which will be equipped with more classrooms and meeting space, and a Clinical Learning Laboratory capable of running multiple high quality simulations. The new facility will allow SPU to increase enrollment in its Bachelor of Science in Nursing program by 50 percent, and to admit more students to its new Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

“I find it a great privilege to be part of this special community, and the events leading up to this incredible moment – the opening of a new building for the Lydia Green Nursing Program,” said Lorie Wild, dean of the School of Health Sciences and professor of nursing. “We are grateful for the rich history of our school and the visionary leaders who have brought us to this point. We are here today because of their efforts and the enduring, generous support of our friends, alumni and parents. I am truly thankful for our partners.”

Seattle Pacific is recognized throughout the region for the superior quality of both its Nursing and its Health and Human Performance programs, as well as for the competence and character of its graduates.

Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018