Northwest University (NU), located today in Kirkland, Washington, was founded in 1934 in the Hollywood Temple, Seattle, Washington, and was located there for twenty-five years. Originally, the university was called the Northwest Bible Institute, but the name was changed to Northwest Bible College in 1949, then Northwest College of the Assemblies of God in 1962 and finally to Northwest University in 2005.
The Mark and Huldah Buntain School of Nursing at Northwest University, is intended for nurses who practice nursing with a Christian perspective. The School of Nursing also believes strongly in overseas work experience and it is a requirement for students to spend a month in a cross-cultural environment in their senior year of studies.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Northwest University is a four year nursing program, which prepares students to sit the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) in order to become licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of Washington. This allows graduates of the program to practice in a variety of healthcare institutions in the United States including; hospitals, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, physicians’ offices, schools and hospices, as well as many other healthcare organizations.
Individuals who complete baccalaureate education in nursing often work as a Registered Nurse for several years, and then go on to complete additional education at post-graduate level. Baccalaureate education in nursing is a mandatory requirement for most post-graduate programs in nursing, including a Master of Science in Nursing, as well as Doctor of Nursing programs.
In order to apply to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, individuals must complete pre-nursing prerequisites including foundational sciences and general requirements. Individuals must also submit physical examination records, immunization records, a two-step TB test, current CPR as well as a criminal background check conducted by the school. Individuals must also have a valid passport, as well as proof of health insurance. Individuals applying to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing must also have a “B” GPA at a minimum in their prerequisite courses of Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology and General Psychology. Individuals must also complete a written test, as well as submit a personal essay and two reference letters of reference.
Financial Aid is available for students of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Northwest University, and prospective students can contact the Financial Aid office directly at Northwest University for more information. It is essential that students submit all paperwork on time, in order to be eligible for financial aid at Northwest University. Financial Aid is offered through scholarship, state aid, work study and outside help. Northwest University offers college campus tours for individuals interested in applying to all faculties, and this can be arranged through the college directly.
Northwest University is regionally accredited as a Christian coeducational undergraduate institution, which offers baccalaureate education under the control of Alaska, Montana, Oregon, Northwest, Southern Idaho, and Wyoming districts of the Assemblies of God. The districts listed here are represented in the Board of Directors at Northwest University.