Lydia Green Nursing Program

Program offered
  • Nursing (major)

The Lydia Green Nursing Program prepares graduates of competence, character, and wisdom to meet the health needs of a community by promoting wellness and providing illness care for its members.

Seattle Pacific’s nursing program — undergraduate pre-licensure BSN is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Find out more about this program’s mission, vision, and learning outcomes.

Nursing (BS)


  • A minimum 125 credits are required for this major, including 80 nursing upper-division credits.
  • Upon satisfactory completion of the baccalaureate degree, you are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) required for licensure as a registered nurse.

Apply to the major 

If you are a currently enrolled SPU student, your preparation for entry into the Nursing major begins the first quarter of your freshman year focusing on completion of prerequisite and Common Curriculum courses. Nursing program prerequisites are typically completed during the first two years. Formal application to the major begins after completing four or more of the prerequisite courses.

  • Applicants may complete all coursework at SPU, or may transfer prerequisite, general education, and elective coursework from other institutions.
  • The minimum GPA required to apply for current SPU students is 2.85 in the combined prerequisite courses, with no course less than a “C” grade (2.0). A maximum of two courses may be repeated to achieve the minimum grade of 2.0.
  • Transfer students are those that have not been enrolled at SPU in the past four quarters and must have completed either a Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) degree or 90 transferable credits by the end of the quarter prior to entry into the nursing program.
  • Applicants not enrolled at SPU in the past four quarters (transfer students) must have a minimum 3.5 GPA in the combined prerequisite courses, with no course less than a "C" grade (2.0).  A maximum of two courses may be repeated to achieve the minimum grade of 2.0.  Apply to Seattle Pacific University at the same time you apply to the nursing program and indicate nursing as your preferred major.
  • Applicants must complete all prerequisite courses prior to beginning nursing major coursework.
  • Part of the selection process requires applicants to participate in an interview.  Applications for the nursing major are available on the School of Health Sciences nursing website.


Anatomy (5)

  • SPU Equivalent: BIO 2129 Human Anatomy and Physiology (5)

Physiology (5)

  • SPU Equivalent: BIO 2130 Human Anatomy and Physiology (5)

Microbiology (5)

  • SPU Equivalent: BIO 3351 General Microbiology (5)

Inorganic/General Chemistry (5)

  • SPU Equivalent: CHM 1211 General Chemistry (5) OR CHM 1310 (5)

Organic Biological Chemistry (5)

  • SPU Equivalent: CHM 1330 Organic and Biological Chemistry (5) OR CHM 1360 Survey of Biochemistry (5)

Note: All science courses listed above must include a lab.

General Psychology (5)

  • SPU Equivalent: PSY 1180 General Psychology (5)

Life Span Psychology (5)

  • SPU Equivalent: PSY 2470 Life Span Developmental Psychology (5)

Human Nutrition (5)

  • SPU Equivalent: FCS 3340 Human Nutrition (5) Preferred OR a lower-division Human Nutrition course (5)

Basic Statistics (5)

  • SPU Equivalent: MAT 2360 or 1300 Intro to Stats for Sciences (5) OR EDU 2600 Statistics Unleashed! (5) OR PSY 2360 Intro to Social and Behavioral Stats (5)  Psychology majors or transfer equiv. OR SOC 2360 Intro to Stats Social and Behavioral Science (5) or Sociology majors or transfer equiv.

Health students

School of Health Sciences

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Time Schedule: Nursing

Course Planning

Suggested course sequences help you complete your degree in a timely manner.

Financial aid for nursing students

Nursing students have several options for financial assistance. Find out more information about scholarships and loans.