There's never been a better time to consider a career in nursing, and if you're looking for an education that focuses on humanity, intention, and heart, there's nowhere to begin like Gonzaga's School of Health Sciences.

We offer a humanistic, Jesuit approach to nursing across three degrees — a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), a Master of Science in nursing (MSN), and a doctoral degree in nursing practice (DNP) — and a whole host of programs.

Which Program is Right for Me?

Why Gonzaga?

While you’re crunching numbers and schedules, trying to choose a nursing program that will fit your life and goals, we’d love to share some of our best features with you:

  • Experience. Our graduate-level 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 walk 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.
  • The Jesuit Ethos. You'll 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 the faculty, the students, and the communities in which you live and work to impact change.
  • Accreditation. Gonzaga is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).The baccalaureate, master and doctor of nursing practice degree programs at Gonzaga University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

In the News: Rural Nursing Shortages

A two-part series from the Spokesman Review on nursing shortages in Eastern Washington and the surrounding rural areas.

Professors seek to overcome stigma, improve care

Jeff Ramirez and Carol Kottwitz believe that part of improving care is to end the negative stigma of mental illness in the medical field and society.

U.S. News & World Report Ranking

Gonzaga University’s online Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner track ranks as the 9th best (tie) specialty master of nursing program in the nation.