Seattle Pacific University Nursing School Review

Seattle Pacific University (SPU) was founded in 1891 by Free Methodist pioneers, and is today one of the United States’ most well-known Christian universities.The current student population of Seattle Pacific University is composed of 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Individuals applying to the nursing program at Seattle Pacific University, should have taken a minimum of two years of laboratory science, one of which is chemistry, in high school. If a student is already enrolled in Seattle Pacific University, they can begin preparing for the nursing major in the first semester of their freshman year. In order to apply to the nursing program, individuals must apply to the nursing major using an application form, a recommendation form and official copies of all college transcripts for courses not taken at Seattle Pacific University. Students transferring to the Seattle Pacific University nursing program, must have completed 90 credits before applying and preference is given to students with a completed direct transfer agreement associates degree. The application form is completed online and supporting materials must be mailed in.

Applications for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Seattle Pacific University must include; an application to the School of Health Science, professional recommendation letters that are sealed, official transcripts from previous college education, including prerequisite coursework that has been completed at other institutions, and course descriptions for each course taken elsewhere. Transfer and post-baccalaureate students must also submit a Seattle Pacific University application form, as well as recommendations.

Admittance into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program depends on the completion of prerequisite courses prior to applying to the program, with a GPA of 3.0 or above with no course at less than a “C” grade. Individuals who wish to transfer into the program during the Autumn Quarter of their junior year, as long as they have completed nursing coursework at another educational institution. Those students wishing to transfer mid-way through another nursing program, must complete the mid-program transfer application, which can be obtained by contacting the School of Health Sciences at Seattle Pacific University, and must submit course descriptions of all completed nursing courses.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Seattle Pacific University, students can go on to apply to write the NCLEX-RN examination, in order to be licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of Washington. Seattle Pacific University also offers a Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program for individuals who already hold a Registered Nursing licensure but wish to complete a baccalaureate degree in nursing. In order to complete this track, individuals must complete courses in – Family and Community Nursing, Professional Nursing, Professional Nursing Systems, Professional Nursing Synthesis Theory, Health Care Delivery, Nursing Research, Biomed Tests, Measurements and Stats, for a total of 37 credits in order to be able to go on and write the NCLEX-RN examination, to practice as a Registered Nurse. Registered Nurses go on to work in a variety of healthcare environments, including; hospitals, physicians’ offices, long-term care facilities, hospices and a variety of other healthcare institutions.

Seattle Pacific University
3307 3rd Avenue West,
Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: (206) 281-2000