Undergraduate Student Scholarships

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Why Choose SPU?

The bachelor of science degree with a major in nursing is an upper-division major that builds on the SPU liberal arts foundation, and prepares graduates to assume entry-level practice and leadership roles in a variety of acute care and community settings.

Students move through a comprehensive, four-year program that

  • Emphasizes both health promotion and illness care
  • Fosters the development of critical thinking, ethical thought and action, judgment, collaboration, and caring
  • Integrates the Christian faith with scientific knowledge and clinical expertise
  • Works with patients as whole beings, considering their mind, body, spirit, and surrounding environment
  • Seeks to graduate people of competence, character, and caring

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Seattle Pacific University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).

Pre-licensure Program Information

Applications to the Undergraduate Prelicensure Nursing program will be available in by Nov. 1..  If you have questions regarding applying to Undergraduate Nursing, contact nursbacc@spu.edu.


Early Option for High School Seniors:  Apply to SPU by November 15th!

Applicants who have an excellent high school GPA and SAT or ACT scores and declare nursing as an intended major may be considered for provisional admission to the nursing program.  The student is held to the same academic standards as other students who apply to the program (must receive a minimum 2.0 in each prerequisite course and a GPA of at least 2.75 in the prerequisite courses). The decision is based on your application to SPU.  Provisional admission as a freshman is limited and competitive.  Please contact the SPU Admissions Dept. for further questions 206.281.2021.


Freshmen and Pre-Nursing Students

Welcome to SPU and to the School of Health Sciences!  In your first quarter, you will be enrolled in the University Common Curriculm and University Foundations courses.  Through shared experiences in a committed community of learners, these courses along with Chapel program, lectures, concerts and community events, SPU has at its aim the formation of Christian character, which is evident in qualities of heart, mind, and action.  Qualities that build an exceptional nurse!

After the first quarter, you will want to apply online in Banner for a nursing faculty advisor for more detailed advising. (See group advising above - we have an advisor shortage this quarter).  You will complete the prerequisites for nursing during the first two years, along with core University requirements.  Apply during the sophomore year for admission in the fall of the junior year into the upper division Bachelor of Science Undergraduate Prelicensure Nursing Program. A recommended course sequence is available to aid you in your choice of coursework.  It is a guide to help you in your coursework planning. Please review also the current time schedule for the most current up-to-date information in addition to the undergraduate course catalog the year of your entry into SPU.  Also, you may wish to review the nursing application.  Although there may be changes from year to year, a quick review will aid you in learning what to expect when it is time to apply to nursing.


Pre-Nursing Students with "Reserved" Space in Nursing Program

If you have been given a "Reserved" space in the Nursing Program and plan to enter nursing in Autumn 2016, be sure to fill out a Commitment to Begin Nursing Program Fall 2016.  This document is available from the School of Health Sciences Nursing Dept. Be sure to inform your nursing advisor if you plan to apply to nursing this year.  Contact Linda Meerdink lmeerdink@spu.edu for a copy if you did not receive one from your nursing advisor. These must be submitted no later than January 15, 2016 for entry in Autumn quarter 2016.


Current Nursing Students

Handbook for Nursing Students - 2015-6

Review SHS policies and procedures, curriculum specifics, and information about campus resources in this comprehensive undergraduate nursing handbook (332 KB PDF).


Course Descriptions for Nursing Elective NUR 4950

Nursing Elective courses which are 2 credit electives are available Autumn and Winter quarters.  Course Descriptions and Objectives are available here.

Changes in Current Address, Phone or Name

It is very important that the SHS office have a student's current contact information.  There may be issues with their clinical paperwork or assignment that require immediate contact.  Therefore, it is the student's responsibility to inform the Undergraduate Administrative Assistant in the SHS office, as well as current faculty, of any changes in name, address, or phone number.  When changes occur, the student must complete a Change of Directory Information form available from Student Academic Services and provide a copy to the SHS office.

Cadre - Nurses Christian Fellowship!

Cadre meets Thursdays 4pm-5pm in Marston 337. 

For questions, contact Professor Carol McFarland.

Quick Links

Program Contact


  Linda Meerdink


  Administrative Assistant


  Email: lmeerdink@spu.edu

  Phone: 206-281-2698

  Office: Marston Hall, 3rd Floor