These are exciting times to be a nurse. In the changing landscape of healthcare reform, nurses will play a critical role in leading and shaping positive change through a focus on overall health and wellness.


That’s part of the reason why I’m excited to serve as dean of the School of Health Sciences at SPU. After years in practice and healthcare leadership, I find it a great privilege to be a part of this special community. Our outstanding faculty members are wholly committed to excellence in education, clinical practice, and scholarship.

You’ll discover something unique here, as well, in nursing programs set apart by the integration of a strong foundation in Christian faith and values. Since 1936, thousands of our nursing graduates have carried these values to their practices throughout the Pacific Northwest and around the world. What’s more, a robust academic atmosphere and relationship-centered learning and practice help our students become exceptional practitioners who provide compassionate, evidence-based clinical care. SPU graduates naturally emerge as leaders in our profession.


What’s your next step? If you have a passion for learning and a desire to integrate faith, practice, and scholarship to make a difference in the lives of others, we invite you to explore the School of Health Sciences and the Lydia Green Nursing Programs at SPU.

Lorie Wild, PhD, RN, NEA-BC


News and Events



Ebola and SPU Nursing Students

Dear Students: 


I’m sure that each of you has been following the media and other sources regarding the ebola outbreak in West Africa and the cases that have presented in the US.  I suspect you also may have questions about what this may mean for you as a nursing student completing clinical practicum courses in our area medical centers and other health care facilities and programs.  


Below you will find a joint statement from the Council of Nurse Educators in Washington State (CNEWS) and the Washington State Nurses Association.  This statement provides guidelines for nursing programs and students as well as some resources that offer reliable information in this rapidly changing situation.


The primary message for you to take away from this statement and for our program is that as a nursing student, you will not be assigned to care for patients known to or suspected to have ebola.


Also, please remember that fastidious attention to universal precautions and other infection control procedures is essential in the management of all patients.


As a program and faculty, your safety is our primary concern.   We will continue to monitor recommendations from the CDC and other public health authorities and will update our guidelines and procedures as needed based on current recommendations. If you have questions, please contact your faculty or me and we will work to get your questions addressed. 


Lorie Wild, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Dean, School of Health Sciences
Lydia Green Nursing Program
Phone: 206-281-2608
email: wildl@spu.edu


CNEWS WSNA Joint Statement on Ebola



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