Interim Dean: Lin Murphy
Assistant Dean: Jennifer Towers
Welcome to the School of Nursing and Human Physiology (SNHP), which was established in 2013 in response to a growing need and brings together three departments with long histories at Gonzaga: Human Physiology, Nurse Anesthesia, and Nursing. Consistent with the mission of Gonzaga University, our message is that of making a difference through excellence in education and scholarly pursuits in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
Students choosing to enroll in one of our graduate programs will be taught by faculty with exemplary records in teaching, research, and service. Many faculty maintain clinical schedules to enrich their integration of theory and practice in the classroom. Their research and scholarly work inform and enhance their teaching and result in improvements in individual and population health. Service is an important component of what we do as it provides the school with the opportunity to fulfill the Jesuit commitment to social justice through working to address the needs of society’s most vulnerable.
Through the Virtual Campus we make educational programs available to nurses who wish to advance their education but require flexible scheduling. With courses delivered in an online, interactive format, Gonzaga makes it possible for nurses to pursue advanced degrees without having to leave their home communities. Students can pursue advanced roles as Health Systems Leaders, Family Nurse Practitioners, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners, or Nurse Anesthetists.
Graduate Degree Programs in the School of Nursing and Human Physiology
- Master of Science in Nursing (R.N. to M.S.N, M.S.N, and Second Master's Degree options)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP)
Students are referred to the relevant Department of Nursing Student Handbook for a more detailed overview of requirements and expectations. There are separate handbooks for the BSN, MSN, and DNP programs.