2008–09 Undergraduate Catalog
FACULTY: Vicki Ann Aaberg, Sandra Affeldt Cotton, Susan M. Casey, Erla K. Champ-Gibson, Kathleen Ann Fitzsimmons, Mary Ellen Fry, Christine Marie Henshaw, Lucille Marie Kelley, James O Mitre, Heidi Annelies Monroe, Eileen Alanna Owen-Williams, Linda Marie Pedersen, Carol S Redfield, Kathleen M Stetz
For additional information about the School of Health Sciences, visit the Health Sciences page in this Catalog.
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 through the Banner Information System.
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 SPU and to the nursing major must do the following on or before February 15:
Transfer students must complete 90 transferrable credits by June of the application year. All application materials must be mailed together and received by the Office of Admissions on or before February 15. Students 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, contact the Office of Admissions at 206-281-2021 or 800-366-3344 (toll free).
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 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, applicants who complete coursework at institutions other than SPU should send official transcripts to both the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the School of Health Sciences Undergraduate Program:
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To be considered complete, applications for the nursing program must include the following:
Additionally, transfer and post-baccalaureate students must submit an SPU application and recommendations. All application materials are due February 15.
Acceptance is 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. A student must complete the major requirements in effect when the student is admitted to the major. Four prerequisite courses must be completed by the application due date.
Need to know when a course is being offered? Check the 2008-09 Time Schedule.
Transcultural programs may not be offered every year, depending on international travel conditions and opportunities available. In addition, the School of Health Sciences has close ties with Gunma University College of Medical Care and Technology and Gunma Prefectural Health Sciences College in Japan, offering summer programs focused on nursing in the United States.
Scholarships and Loans
Students are also encouraged to apply to local medical societies, nursing organizations such as the Washington State Nurses Foundation or community organizations such as Rotary. Local hospitals may have tuition reimbursement programs, which often include a commitment to work at the institution after graduation. Scholarship resources are also available online and in the scholarship notebook available in the School of Health Sciences. The School of Health Sciences has a number of endowed scholarships given every year through the generosity of foundations, alumni, and individuals.
Expenses for All Basic Nursing Students