Academics


Nursing Major

Nursing Major

Being a nurse takes a special kind of person—one with compassion, courage, and patience. As a nurse, you'll be interacting with people who are struggling physically and emotionally; you won't just be healing hurts, you'll be healing hearts. And Northwest University is uniquely positioned to give you the academic training and spiritual foundation you need to face those challenges. NU's School of Nursing blends scientific, clinical, and holistic health studies—enhanced by cross-cultural study abroad experiences—to give students a global perspective on engaging with human need.

Why Nursing at NU?

  • Learn in small classes that enable one-on-one interaction with faculty members who have extensive teaching and clinical experience.
  • Benefit from a program that prepares you for licensure as a registered nurse and is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. An average of 93.5% of our students pass the NCLEX on their first try.
  • Integrate your faith with your learning to prepare for effective work and ministry in cross-cultural contexts.
  • Gain immersive clinical experience through a one-month study abroad trip during your senior year.
  • Study in NU's state-of-the-art Health and Sciences Center, featuring laboratories stocked with quality equipment to aid in interactive learning and research.
  • Earn a degree that is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Internship Opportunities

  • International study abroad opportunities in locations such as Kazakhstan, Kenya, Taiwan, Vietnam, India, and Mexico.
  • Clinical experiences in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, schools, or other community organizations.

Common Career Paths

A degree from NU can help you launch your career immediately after graduation. Some of the fields that a degree in nursing can open up for you include:

  • Maternity, Neonatal, and Pediatric Nursing
  • Medical and Surgical Nursing
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Community or International Health
  • Missionary Nursing
  • Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Work
  • Teaching and Health Education
  • Nursing Research
  • Health Public Policy

Word from the School of Nursing

Dr. Carl Christensen

Dr. Carl Christensen

Dean and Professor

"Nursing school is rigorous. The rest of the story is that at Northwest University, there is phenomenal support on this intensive academic journey. Faculty, staff, and fellow students work collaboratively to help you succeed. A nursing education at Northwest is like a team sport. In faculty-guided student groups, you will excel in skills ranging from caring for patients and screening school children for health problems to conducting research, drafting health legislation, and more.

Nursing is a ministry and a calling. Nurses continually acquire knowledge and skills to minister to people in physical and emotional pain. God calls individuals for this demanding course of study and career of service. In the midst of arduous studies and exhausting patient care experiences, Northwest University nursing students are introduced to the exhilarating reward of God's guidance and strength."

Nursing Viewbook

Course Listings

A complete list of courses for the Nursing Major can be found in the Academic Catalog »

Academic Catalog

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