School of Nursing

Northwest University's School of Nursing

The School of Nursing is truly one of a kind. Northwest University’s program is distinct, nationwide, in sending every Nursing major to another country for a month of experiential learning. Our nursing students are instructed on state-of-the-art technology with top-notch equipment in a robust network of local hospitals. Additionally, our nurses learn to integrate faith into their practice. With a cohort of 48 students and expert professors that are genuinely invested in your best interest, NU’s School of Nursing provides the highest quality education in the most supportive learning community.

Why Study Nursing at Northwest University?

Our nurses practice on the best equipment currently available. Our nursing skills lab, located in NU’s Health and Sciences Center, simulates real hospital experiences. Here, students learn nursing skills before treating actual patients. With equipment like our interactive mannequin—one that can bleed, cry, and respond—our nurses begin their clinical studies with confidence. Our professors have years of nursing experience, and many are still practicing nurses today.

What are the Application Requirements?

Northwest University’s Nursing program is competitive and fills each year. To complete your application, the following pieces are required before the January 15 deadline:

  1. Application to Northwest University’s traditional undergraduate program.
  2. Application to Nursing CAS
  3. A Passing score on the TEAS test. Register for a TEAS testing date.
  4. Prior to entering the Nursing program, complete all Pre-Requisite coursesTransfer Students: Contact the Admissions Office to determine a plan for accomplishing NU’s required general education pre-requisites prior to entering the Nursing program.


What Jobs Can I Get as a Nursing Student?

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

What Real-World Experiences Are Provided by the Program?

Northwest University is surrounded by some of the best hospitals in Washington, and our nurses have the opportunity to learn at any one of them. Providence, Swedish, Seattle Children’s, Evergreen, and Overlake are all hospitals that have hosted our students for clinical studies. As our students shadow real nurses in the field, many of them receive job offers at the hospitals where they are practicing.

Another real-world experience built into our program is a month-long study abroad experience practicing nursing in another country. Each year, students and professors travel to different countries across the world to experience how different cultures view medicine. On these trips, students have traveled to countries such as India, Kazakhstan, Taiwan, and various countries in Africa.

What Do Students Say About the Program?

What Courses Will I Take?

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Northwest University includes 63 required credits comprised of Nursing courses, plus 63 pre-requisite credits consisting of liberal arts and general education courses. Pre-requisites credits must be completed before entering the Nursing program.

Transfer Students: The Admissions Office is equipped to create a plan with you for fulfilling NU’s required general education pre-requisites prior to entering the Nursing program. Contact Admissions at

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