Schools & Colleges

School of Nursing

School of Nursing

The Mark and Huldah Buntain School of Nursing at Northwest University graduates scholarly professional nurses who practice from a uniquely Christian worldview and are dedicated to helping all human beings in pursuit of holistic health.

Upon successful completion of the four-year pre-nursing courses and nursing curriculum requirements, students are prepared to sit for the national licensure examination leading to the Registered Nurse (RN) status in the State of Washington. This licensure allows graduates to practice professional nursing in health care systems across Washington State and seek reciprocal licensure in all states and territories of the United States of America or potentially work in other countries.

The Mark and Huldah Buntain School of Nursing is distinctive in its emphasis on cross-cultural nursing and its focus on the integration of Christian faith into nursing practice. Our professors have nursing experience in a variety of domestic and international contexts, making them invaluable resources for our students as they pursue their goals. Our commitment to cross-cultural experience and expertise is evidenced in the requirement that seniors spend a month in a cross-cultural setting – such as Sri Lanka – that integrates nursing and faith. The School of Nursing at Northwest University is named after Mark and Huldah Buntain, who founded a missions hospital in Calcutta, India, more than 50 years ago.


Dr. Carl Christensen

Dr. Carl Christensen

School of Nursing

Resident Faculty
Dr. Carl Christensen Dean of Nursing
Cheri Goit Associate Professor of Nursing
Jennifer North Associate Professor of Nursing
Judy Anderson Assistant Professor of Nursing
Suzanne Barsness Assistant Professor of Nursing
Janet Dubois Assistant Professor of Nursing

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