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The Role of Nursing in Human Rights with Dr. Sheila Davis

Seattle University College of Nursing Dean's Annual Lecture

Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 4 to 6:30 PM in the Campion Ballroom

Keynote speaker Dean's Annual Lecture March 30, 2017

Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN is Chief Nursing Officer at Partners In Health (PIH) where she led the organization’s Ebola response efforts in West Africa during the 2014 epidemic. She is a frequent national speaker on global health and clinical topics including HIV/AIDS, the Ebola epidemic, leadership in public health, and the role of nursing in human rights.

All are welcome to this free event. If attending, RSVP online.

Event registration begins at 4 p.m. A reception and poster presentation featuring scholarly work by SU nursing faculty and students will be held from 4 to 4:30 p.m. followed by a Reflections on Nursing Excellence presentation and keynote. Visit our event page for more info.


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 has expanded options for earning your DNP.

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

Non-nurses can earn their clinical doctorate in four years. RNs with a bachelor's degree can earn their DNP in three years. RNs with a master's 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 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.

Annual Report of



This report highlights the many scholarly activities that our faculty, staff, and students participated in during the 2015-2016 academic year. Click to read the CON Annual Report of Scholarship 2015-2016.

Fall Newsletter Highlight

The CON Welcomes New Birthing Simulator to its Simulation Family

Maternal and neonatal birthing simulator, Vitoria and baby Mark. Victoria and her baby are cutting edge manikins that will allow nursing students to experience realistic scenarios of labor and delivery, complications where the newborn presents signs of distress, and postpartum care of both the mother and child.

The Seattle University College of Nursing's Clinical Performance Lab (CPL) recently threw a “baby shower” to mark the arrival of a new maternal and neonatal birthing simulator, Victoria. Guests at the event welcomed the arrival of Victoria’s baby, Mark, during a simulated birth demonstration. Read More.

Read the Fall Newsletter.