College of Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing

  • The College of Nursing masters' programs at Seattle University not only prepare students for advanced practice and leadership in the changing health care environment, they also help students grow personally and professionally.

    Grounded in the Jesuit values of academic excellence, service, ethics and individual growth, Seattle University’s MSN programs focus on community practice and caring for vulnerable clients. Classes are offered in a student-centered climate where the personal attention students receive can inspire research projects, the acquisition of a specialty and clinical experience with new sectors of the community.

    The College of Nursing offers two graduate options for both professional nurses and career changers with degrees in non-nursing subjects.

    Traditional Master of Science in Nursing

    For experienced professional nurses who are interested in the following tracks:

    Advanced Practice Nursing Immersion

    For career changers and graduates with degrees in non-nursing subjects who are interested in the following tracks:

    Post-Master’s Certificates

    Post-Master's study is offered with specializations in:

    Why pursue a Master of Science in Nursing degree?

    Advanced nursing education provides the knowledge and skill set necessary to respond to changes in the health care arena and nursing profession.

    The MSN degree prepares students to sit for the national certification exams in their specialty area. It also provides the instruction to take leadership positions in community or public health organizations or to work as Primary Care Nurse Practitioners or Advanced Community Public Health Nurses.

    Master of Science in Nursing: The Seattle University Experience

    The College of Nursing is one of the oldest nursing programs in the state and has a long-standing reputation for preparing exemplary practitioners.

    Offered in the context of a Jesuit Catholic university, the College of Nursing graduate nursing programs expose students to working with vulnerable and marginalized patients in global and regional settings as well as in numerous locations throughout the Seattle area.

    Combining student-centered teaching with clinical experiences, community-based fieldwork and a culminating project, the MSN helps students to advance their careers and look at their work from moral, ethical and spiritual perspectives.

    Graduates of Seattle University’s MSN programs join a large network of alumni who understand the rigor of their training and who work throughout Seattle, Washington, and the world.