FACULTY: Vicki Ann Aaberg, Sandra Affeldt Cotton, Susan M. Casey, Erla K. Champ-Gibson, Mary Ellen Fry, Christine Marie Henshaw, Emily Wurster Hitchens, Donna K Hoffert, Irene Judith Karlsen-Thompson, Lucille Marie Kelley, Heidi Annelies Monroe, Linda Marie Pedersen, Carol S Redfield, Kathleen M Stetz, Barbara Ann West
Admission to the Major
For students admitted to and currently enrolled at Seattle Pacific University, preparation for entry into the nursing major begins the first quarter of the freshman year. Upon completion of the first quarter of the freshman year, students who are interested in applying to the nursing major can request a nursing faculty advisor from Student Academic Services.
Current SPU students must apply to the School of Health Sciences Lydia Green Nursing Program on or before February 15 of their sophomore year. The application and recommendation forms are available by mid-October for program entry the following autumn. In order to be considered for entry into the nursing major, a nursing application, recommendation form and official copies of all college transcripts of courses not taken at SPU, along with course descriptions must be submitted to the School of Health Sciences on or before February 15.
Transfer and post-baccalaureate students with intent to apply to the nursing major must complete and return both the University application and the School of Health Sciences B.S. with a nursing major application on or before February 15. Applicants must indicate in the University application that nursing is the intended major. Both transfer and post-baccalaureate applications must be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
In order to be considered for entry into the nursing major, students must apply to both the university and the nursing program. Both applications are available from our web site http://www.spu.edu/depts/hsc/programs/bsn/bsnprogram.html. The university application may be completed on-line. Transfer students must complete 90 transferrable credits by June 2008. All application materials must be mailed together and received by the Office of Admissions on or before Feb. 15, 2008. You are encouraged to apply early. The Office of Admissions will forward the completed application materials to the School of Health Sciences Lydia Green Nursing Program for final review. For questions regarding the admissions process or to arrange for a visit to Seattle Pacific University, please contact the Office of Admissions at (206) 281-2021 or (800) 366-3344.
Transfer students should refer to the online Equivalency Guide to see if courses will transfer to the equivalent SPU prerequisite course. The primary focus of the equivalency guide is the Puget Sound region. Therefore, if courses are not listed in the equivalency guide, it does not necessarily mean that they are not equivalent. The transcript evaluation process begins in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and is finalized in Student Academic Services.
Completeness of the application packet is the responsibility of the applicant. All materials must be submitted together in one envelope and received on or before February 15. Nursing applications are reviewed by the Academic and Student Affairs Committee (ASAC) of the School of Health Sciences. Only completed applications will be reviewed. Applicants will be notified by mail regarding committee action. Further information about orientation to the nursing program will follow full acceptance into the program. After applying to the nursing program, if you complete coursework at institutions other than SPU, please send official transcripts to both the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Suite 115 and the School of Health Sciences Undergraduate Program, Suite 106.
Completed application materials for the nursing program must include (1) application to the School of Health Sciences; (2) Professional Recommendation Form (sealed); (3) official transcripts (sealed) for prerequisite coursework other than at SPU; and (4) course descriptions for each prerequisite course taken (other than at SPU). Additionally, transfer and post-baccalaureate students must submit a University application and recommendations (due Feb 15).
All acceptances are contingent on completion of the prerequisite courses* by the end of Spring Quarter of the year prior to beginning nursing courses. The preferred GPA in these courses is 3.0 or above (2.75 minimum) with no course less than a “C” grade (anything less than 2.0 is not acceptable). Attainment of the preferred GPA standards does not guarantee admission to a major, as the total number of admissions may be limited by capacity. Four prerequisite courses must be completed by the application due date.
All application materials and information for the School of Health Sciences Nursing Program are available here.
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Expenses for All Basic Nursing Students