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Seattle University College of Nursing

The Seattle University College of Nursing is proud to be part of a Jesuit university whose mission is dedicated to educating the whole person, to professional formation and to empowering leaders for a just and humane world. We were established in 1935 and have graduated many nurses and nursing leaders who are held in high regard by their communities, employers and professional colleagues.

This fall, the College of Nursing opened the new Nursing Clinical Performance Lab in the recently refurbished James Tower Life Sciences building, formerly Providence Hospital. This 20, 000 square foot laboratory, which benefits both undergraduate and graduate students and programs, is a state of the art simulation environment and served as the location for this year's Alumni Luncheon in February.

HistoryThe history of Seattle University College of Nursing is linked to the early history of Providence Hospital in Seattle. In 1877, the Sisters of Providence responded to a request to care for those in the Seattle area who were sick and poor. The "Poor House" at 5th and Spring streets was eventually moved to 17th and Jefferson and became Providence Hospital. By 1907, seventeen Sisters of Charity of Providence were registered as nurses in the state of Washington. Needs for nursing care increased, and the Providence Hospital School of Nursing was opened July 16, 1907, with four lay students enrolled. The first class of the Providence Hospital School of Nursing graduated in 1910.

Today the College of Nursing resides in the completely renovated historic Garrand Building at the center of campus. This building, the oldest on campus, was the original site of Seattle College. It is located between the Administration and Casey buildings with entrances on the south and east sides. The building houses the Dean's office, all faculty offices, several conference rooms, and a student computer lab. A rededication of the building was held on December 8, 1994, with Archbishop Thomas Murphy officiating at a morning mass. In Fall 2003, the School of Nursing officially changed it's name to the College of Nursing.

BSN Program

Seattle University College of Nursing has a 71-year history of outstanding baccalaureate education in nursing, with an equally long tradition of community outreach and service. The aim of the College of Nursing is to provide students with the critical thinking tools and educational preparation necessary for professional practice, combined with an emphasis on values and service to others derived from the Jesuit tradition.

The College of Nursing offers a four-year, bachelor of science in nursing degree (BSN) for undergraduate students with no previous education in nursing. Second-degree learners are also admitted to the program. Graduation from the BSN program combined with personal data screening, makes students eligible for NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examinations) and licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).

MSN Program

The master of science in nursing (MSN) program at Seattle University is grounded in the Jesuit ideals of teaching, service, education for values, and growth of persons. The curriculum focus on care of vulnerable clients actualizes the Jesuit commitment to social justice. Values-based education emphasizes the ethical, moral, and spiritual dimensions of nursing care. Attention to individual student strengths and needs produces graduates who are knowledgeable, skilled and confident in their ability to effect change.

The traditional MSN degree provides experienced professional nurses with additional education needed to function in a rapidly changing health care environment that demands new and innovative approaches to nursing and health care delivery. Graduates are prepared for positions as leaders in community organizations and institutions, or as primary nurse care practitioners. The Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) Immersion is an accelerated path to the MSN for non-nurses holding undergraduate degrees in other fields. The APN Immersion prepares graduates to be primary care nurse practitioners or Leaders in Community Nursing.

CONTACT

Seattle University College of Nursing

901 12th Avenue, P. O. Box 222000, Seattle, WA 98122-1090

Tel: (206) 296-5660

Fax: (206) 296-5544

Email: nurse@seattleu.edu

Website: www.seattleu.edu/nurs

 

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CONTACT

Seattle University College of Nursing

901 12th Avenue, P. O. Box 222000, Seattle, WA 98122-1090

Tel: (206) 296-5660

Fax: (206) 296-5544

Email: nurse@seattleu.edu


Website:
www.seattleu.edu/nurs

 

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