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College of Nursing

With a mission to educate equity- and justice-focused health care leaders, Seattle University nursing and diagnostic ultrasound programs prepare you for a successful and impactful career in health care.

Become a Health Care Professional that Practices & Advocates with a Social Justice Approach to Achieve Health for All

Since its establishment in 1935, Seattle University College of Nursing has prepared highly regarded and compassionate health care professionals who make a difference in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. 
Our graduates emerge as leaders in their profession, committed to teamwork, providing service to society and contributing to safe, high quality and accessible health care across the globe. 

Health Care with a Compassionate & Social Justice Mindset

The faculty and staff of the College of Nursing are committed to fostering a dynamic learning environment, promoting justice for health equity, engaging in innovative and integrative scholarship, utilizing effective teaching strategies and supporting leadership formation among our students.

We embrace diversity and promote belonging to help you examine and endeavor to center the perspective and voice of the communities served by health care. Students learn to work in partnership and solidarity with patients and populations to co-create positive health care experiences. 

Along with essential clinical and professional skills, you’ll learn how to practice in ways that value inclusivity and equity to counter injustices that contribute disparities in injury, illness, disease and death locally and globally.

Caring & Academically Excellent Nursing and Ultrasound Programs

As part of the Jesuit and Catholic tradition of educating the whole person, we live our values of compassion, respect and equity in the classroom. 

With our student-centered classes and committed educators, we’ll see and understand you as a full human being with intersecting identities and varied lived experiences as well as unique academic, physical, spiritual and emotional needs. 

You’ll learn in an academically challenging yet caring and compassionate environment where you’re encouraged to bring your full self to our learning settings.

CCNE Accredited

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.

How we stand out


First in Northwest

College of Nursing First in Northwest to Receive “Healthcare Simulation Standards Endorsement” from the International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL).

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Graduate Rankings: U.S. News & World Report 2024-2025

SU's Doctor of Nursing Practice program was ranked #45 and the DNP in Certified Nurse-Midwifery #22 nationally by U.S. News & World Report "Best Graduate School"


Ranked #1 in Washington

In College Factual's 2024 rankings for the best schools for nursing majors, Seattle University came in at #21. This puts it in the top 5% of the country and ranked #1 in Washington.

Nursing and Ultrasound Programs That Change Lives

Explore nursing and ultrasound programs that set you up for a meaningful career in health care.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Earn a degree that prepares you with the technical skill and justice mindset to practice in health care in ways that change lives. With a nursing degree, your options are endless.

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Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Take your passion for intensive care work to the next level. With our 15-month certificate program for working professional Nurse Practitioners, you’ll advance your practice in acute care environments.

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Become a Health Systems Leader Apply Today for Fall 2024

Applications for the Post-Masters Doctor of Nursing Practice program are being accepted on a space available basis for Fall 2024 entry.

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Prepared for Success in Seattle—and Beyond

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State-of-the-Art Clinical Performance Lab

The Clinical Performance Lab is a state-of-the-art, 20,000 square foot facility located a few blocks from the Seattle University main campus at Swedish Cherry Hill Medical Center. You’ll take your classroom knowledge and practice in a safe clinical environment with realistic patient scenarios.

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Seattle Health Care Partnerships

We partner with hundreds of Seattle area health care agencies, clinical facilities and communities to provide you with excellent learning opportunities and connections for your career.

hear from our students

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Shannon Blott, '24 BSN

“Seattle University encourages each student to locate and empower their personal voice. Through experimentation of thought, expression of ideas, and personal reflection, this powerful process can be used by everyone to better those around them and change communities locally and internationally. I encourage prospective students to find their courage and seek others in an open minded and curious spirit to inspire change!”

Recent Graduate

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Angela Su, BSN '24

"Many nursing courses incorporated multidisciplinary ways of problem solving which challenged me to think about nursing care holistically versus focusing solely on the immediate health concern. The classes at SU go beyond teaching just the foundational skills of nursing and urge me to think about the ethical and social dynamics that contribute to our health care system."


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