Department of Nursing
There is no better time to be a NURSE!
The demand for health care professionals is expected to reach a critical need within the next decade. Nurses with advanced degrees are in great demand as the complexity in the health care system increases. New careers will be developed to provide care for the aging population. Educators for the new generation of men and women nurses are needed now more than ever!
Description of Programs
The Department of Nursing offers three degrees: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). The department also offers a Second Master's Degree in Nursing. Your plan of study will be determined by your entry qualifications. Programs are dynamic and changes occur periodically.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): For individuals seeking initial licensure as a Registered Nurse.
- Online Registered Nurse to Masters of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN): For RNs who hold a current RN license without a baccalaureate degree.
- Online Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN): For RNs with a baccalaureate degree and a current RN license.
- Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) : For masters-prepared nurse practitioners and health system leaders/nurse administrators.
- Online Second Master's Degree: (formerly Post-Master's Certificate): For a nurse with a Master's degree in nursing and a current RN license seeking a secondary area of specialization.
While you’re crunching numbers and schedules, trying to choose an online nursing program that will fit your life and goals, we’d love to share some of our best features with you.
- Accreditation - Gonzaga is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The baccalaureate, MSN, and DNP programs at Gonzaga University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.
- Experience: Our nursing programs have been delivering distance education for more than 30 years. Our faculty is experienced in working with online students and teaching in online platforms.
- Practicing Faculty: Gonzaga nursing faculty walks the talk. All nurse practitioner faculty still actively work in healthcare and provide students access to current healthcare policy issues, evolving trends, and real-world challenges facing the industry.
- Jesuit: Gonzaga online nursing students experience the subtle, yet intentional infusion of the Jesuit mission of men and women for others. This humanistic approach creates a community that encourages an exchange of knowledge with and among each other—the faculty, the students, and the communities in which they live and work to impact change. Check out this video about what being Jesuit means to us and how it impacts you.
- Systems thinking: Graduates of Gonzaga’s online nursing programs are prepared to engage in systems thinking to solve complex problems, translate evidence to improve health care practices and population health, lead quality improvement and change initiatives, and demonstrate effective leadership and intraprofessional collaboration.