Seattle University College of Nursing is dedicated to preparing values-based, compassionate nursing professionals who will serve the health care needs of our community, especially the frail, vulnerable and underserved.
We embrace the Jesuit tradition of developing the whole person and focus on the connections between the practical, academic, spiritual, and humane needs of people. Since its establishment in 1935, the college has graduated nurses and nurse leaders who are held in high regard by their communities, employers and professional colleagues. Our graduates live our vision of movement toward service and creating a more just, humane world.
“I have always been a fan of Seattle U. The DNP program does not disappoint and it's met all of my expectations so far. I'm thoroughly enjoying the academic environment and I'm able to apply my coursework to my daily practice.” - Christina McConnell, ARNP, MSN, DNP
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares advanced practice nurses to meet the demands of complex healthcare systems, the rapidly expanding scientific knowledge needed for practice, and the increasing need for interprofessional collaboration and leadership. Graduates will be prepared for leadership and advocacy roles that shape just and humane healthcare policies and promote access to high quality, culturally competent care for individuals, families and communities through regional, national and global engagement.
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is grounded in the Jesuit ideals of teaching, service, education for values, and growth of persons. The curriculum focuses on care of vulnerable populations through a strong commitment to social justice. Our value-based education emphasizes the ethical, moral and spiritual dimensions of nursing. Attention to individual strengths and needs produces graduates who are knowledgeable, skilled and confident in their ability to effect change.
Seattle University College of Nursing is one of the oldest nursing programs in the state of Washington. The college has a long history of outstanding baccalaureate education and is steeped in its Jesuit tradition of community outreach and service. The college will provide students with critical thinking tools and the educational preparation needed for professional practice and care for individuals, families and communities through regional, national and global engagement.
The College of Nursing welcomes Dr. Kristen M. Swanson, RN, PhD, FAAN as Dean and Professor.
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