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Nursing, BS

Pursue a BS in Nursing degree (BSN) in Seattle's health care hub. Prepare for the NCLEX-RN while developing social justice and leadership skills. Explore now.

About this Program

Nursing Program for Excellent Nurses and Holistic Patient Care

For over 85 years, the Seattle University College of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has been dedicated to transforming health care.

We focus on the connections between the health, social and human needs of people. We help you on your path to providing compassionate, just and world-class care.

In safe and supportive learning environments, you’ll hone your skills, gain hands-on experience and provide care for the whole person.

A Jesuit Education Sets You Apart

Our Bachelor of Science Nursing degree prepares you for the professional licensing examination, the NCLEX-RN, while cultivating your skills to prepare you for future leadership roles.

Enhanced by Jesuit mission and values, the education you’ll receive in core classes of study in the humanities, arts, social sciences and sciences, you’ll develop a broad and justice-oriented perspective to carry throughout a lifelong career in the ever-expanding field of nursing.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing emphasizes social justice and a commitment to care for all people.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing at a Glance

Learn how a BSN degree will contribute to your career goals. Then, explore course requirements and see how impactful a Seattle University degree can be.

Embarking on a nursing degree is your gateway to a transformative journey in healthcare. Throughout this program, you'll merge theoretical knowledge with hands-on clinical experience, delving into anatomy, pharmacology, and patient care. Develop essential skills in critical thinking, communication, and leadership, crucial for the intricate healthcare landscape. As you progress, you'll be equipped to provide evidence-based care, advocate for patients, and contribute to healthcare advancement. This degree empowers you to make a significant impact on individual and community well-being.

Program of Study for First Time in College Students

Program of Study for Transfer Students

Upon completion of the BSN degree, Seattle University nursing students will be able to:

  • Integrate knowledge from liberal arts, nursing science, and related disciplines to promote well-being through a generalist practice.
  • Provide patient-centered care by applying the nursing process to maximize the health of clients.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking attitudes, skills, and abilities in clinical decision making and evaluation of evidence-based nursing practice.
  • Integrate technology and information management with relationship-centered nursing care across the health continuum in a variety of health care settings.
  • Use interpersonal communication, collaboration, and organizational skills to work in partnerships with clients, families, communities, and the health care team to promote health.
  • Apply leadership principles and quality improvement techniques to influence health policy, regulations, and the provision of care to ensure quality and safety.
  • Demonstrate professional values through commitment to self-evaluation, lifelong learning, professionalism, service, respect for diversity, and social justice.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Seattle University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

What You’ll Learn

Learn about the classes you’ll take as a student here.


Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Small classes led by talented faculty to foster active learning, an SU hallmark.

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Best Nursing Bachelor's Degree Schools —College Factual, 2024

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CCNE Accredited

Seattle University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Career-Ready in Seattle—And Beyond!

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20,000 Square Foot Clinical Performance Lab

Situated in Swedish Cherry Hill’s James Tower Life Sciences Center, the Clinical Performance Lab is equipped with realistic infant, child and adult patient simulators for safe, hands-on experience.

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Uniquely Situated in The Dynamic Heart of Seattle

Only steps away from ‘Pill Hill’— so called because of the density of several major medical centers, giving students easy access to clinical classes in a variety of settings.

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International Clinical Opportunities

Explore new cultures and health care systems while gaining real-world experience in our global nursing education program.

Limitless Opportunities with BSN Degree

As a highly respected graduate of a high-demand career in a major U.S. city, you’ll have a large selection of nursing jobs and opportunities available to you throughout your career.

Our graduates go on to work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, community agencies, home health care companies, psychiatric settings and more.

Common Job Titles:

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Staff Nurse

Top Employers:

  • Swedish Health Services
  • Providence Health System
  • UW Medicine System
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Employment Outcomes:

From Our Alumni

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Adeline Ong

“The faculty here are welcoming and ready to answer any questions you may have. They also have tons of connections that can help you achieve your academic and life goals.”

’24 BSN

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Get in Touch

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