Current Nursing Students

Whether you’re in the midst of your undergraduate or graduate nursing studies, or working on prerequisites so you can apply for the BSN program, SPU offers many opportunities to connect with current and future nurses and nursing faculty.


Student Handbook

The Nursing Student Handbook, (with BSN and DNP Supplements) has been written to provide the student with information specific to the curriculum, SHS — Nursing policies and procedures, campus facilities, and resources. 

Falcon Advantage Program

All educational materials required for the Nursing Program are available through Akademos, SPU's Online Bookstore.

SPU's Nursing Falcon Advantage Program provides all required course materials to undergraduate nursing students by the first day of class at a flat, discounted rate. All required course material designated by the Nursing Faculty will automatically be shipped to you on or before the first day of classes and the cost of materials will be automatically charged to your student account to be paid along with your tuition. During your first quarter in the program you will recieve all course materials needed for the first three quarters of the program; similary in the fourth quarter for the last three quarters of the program.

Although your student account will only be charged for materials in Quarter 1 and Quarter 4, it is necessary to "opt in" all 6 quarters in the nursing program. This will ensure you have continued access to course materials.

Quarter 1 Quarter 2  Quarter 3  Quarter 4  Quarter 5  Quarter 6
 Opt In Opt In   Opt In Opt In   Opt In  Opt In
Receive All Year 1 materials
Continue using provided materials
Continue using provided materials
Receive additional Year 2 materials
Continue using provided materials
Continue using provided materials
Student account charged for Year 1 materials
 No charge
 No charge
Student account charged for Year 2 materials
 No charge
 No charge

Visit the Bookstore website for additional FAQ's regarding both the Nursing Falcon Advantage Program and the remainder of your non-Nursing course materials. 


Students in a nursing program at SPU subscribe to a service provided by Typhon Group, LLC during their internship or practicum experience. Typhon functions as a complete electronic student tracking system, including patient encounter logs, evaluations for assessment, student rotation scheduling, student, preceptor, and clinical site databases. 

Graduate Students: Login to the NPST Typhon System as a Student. 

Undergraduate Students: Login to the NSST Typhon System as a Student. 

COVID-19 Vaccine

Enrolled nursing program students must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated at least 4 weeks prior to entering the program. Fully vaccinated means receipt of the COVID-19 vaccine primary series and the most recent booster dose recommended by the CDC.

A significant portion of the learning experience is in clinical practice with regional health care organizations that require practicing students to be fully vaccinated in order to be on-site for clinical experiences, we must adhere to their requirements. COVID-19 vaccinations continue to evolve, and nursing students will be informed of the most current expectations.

While SPU does grant medical and religious medical exemptions for the general population of students, the nursing program does require the most recent COVID-19 vaccine recommendations.

SHS Scholarships and Aid

Other SPU Resources



The School of Health Sciences hosts numerous events to help you connect, engage, and flourish during your time as an undergraduate or graduate nursing student, and even after you graduate. We hope you’ll be able to join us for some of these activities and celebrations.

Clubs and Committees


  • Men in Nursing lunches: A monthly meeting for men in the nursing program to connect and share their experiences over a meal. Discussion may be led by faculty or alumni; lunch is provided. Contact Heidi Monroe for details.
  • Committee and leadership opportunities: Students are invited to participate in nursing program committees that oversee areas such as admissions, curriculum, and student affairs (with cultural safety). Additional leadership positions are filled by undergraduate nursing students as program ambassadors, and ASSP senators. Contact for details.

William Nguyen

William Nguyen’s Story

“The night before I was due to enlist in the Army Reserves, I came down with the shingles virus. What was mistaken for a bad rash quickly turned into a bacterial infection, which would render me immobile for two weeks. The hopes I had of becoming an explosive ordnance disposal technician quickly slipped away.”

Yashica Crumpton

Yashica Crumpton’s Story

“When I was in the Navy, my primary care provider was a nurse practitioner. She was so gentle, and always made me feel like she was present, which had a large impact on me. I was given the opportunity to apply to a new officer program, and one of the choices was to become a nurse.”