College of Nursing

College of Nursing

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.


Seattle University is expanding options for earning your DNP.

If you have a college degree and want to become an advanced practice registered nurse your future begins here.

We have options for non-nurses to earn their clinical doctorate in four years. RNs with a bachelor's degree can earn their DNP in three years. RNs with a masters in nursing can earn their DNP in two and a half years.

Become a Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwife or Community Public Health Nurse in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. 

All applicants interested in pursuing a graduate nursing degree at Seattle University College of Nursing will now apply to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. Seattle University is no longer accepting applications for the master's of science in nursing program. 


Nursing is a career that requires courage, compassion, critical thinking and leadership skills.

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.

For 80 years, we have been educating and inspiring leaders to transform health care for a just and humane world.

The college provides students with the critical thinking tools and educational preparation needed for professional practice and care for individuals, families and communities through regional, national and global engagement.

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Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Seattle University College of Nursing now offers an adult-gerontology focused Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) post-graduate certificate program designed to support working professionals.

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