College of Nursing

College of Nursing

  • Nursing makes a difference in people’s lives…

    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


    Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

    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.

    Master of Science in Nursing Program

    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. 

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

    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.  

    Click to read the CON Annual Report of Scholarship


    This report highlights the many scholarly activities that our faculty, staff, and students participated in during the 2013-2014 academic year. 

  • Featured News 


    Congratulations to SU nursing alum, Madlyn Murrey, RN, MN!

    Madlyn Murrey (BSN '81), was appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer of Seattle Children's Hospital. Visit for more about her appointment.  

    New DNP Video

    Seattle University's DNP program prepares nurses to lead and transform care systems from a foundation of Jesuit values and social justice. Watch this video and find out more about one of the top DNP programs in the Pacific Northwest.

    Why Doctor of Nursing Practice

    Seattle University DNP from Seattle University on Vimeo.

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    Click HERE for more nursing news. 

  • College of Nursing Calendar

    • Doctorate and Master's in Nursing Information Session 9/1/2015 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
    • DNP Orientation for Accepted Students 9/21/2015 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    • MSN Orientation for Accepted Students 9/22/2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Pinning and White Coat Ceremony 9/27/2015 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Mass of the Holy Spirit 10/1/2015 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
    • Seattle Idealist Graduate Fair 10/13/2015 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM