What will I learn?

Professional nurses strive to promote, maintain, and restore the physical, intellectual, and spiritual health of others. The Nursing Department at Gonzaga University seeks to develop thoughtful and reflective nurses who approach patient care with knowledge, skill, sensitivity, and ethical integrity. Nursing coursework and clinical experiences build on the University Core Curriculum and Jesuit traditions that support the development of the whole person and encourage students to become servant leaders within their communities.


Nursing is built on a solid foundation in health and behavioral sciences and is informed by ethical principles. The ability to think critically and communicate well is just as essential to the profession as competence in the science of nursing. Gonzaga’s nursing program incorporates a liberal arts foundation and professional study to help students become highly adaptive and effective caregivers.

Students learn to promote health, to care for patients with acute and chronic illnesses, and to support patients and their families from conception through the end of life. The pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) offered at Gonzaga builds on the curricular themes of servant leadership, social justice, community, and reflective practice. The concept of Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) serves as the organizing framework for the curriculum. One application of this concept is that students initially care for individuals with more predictable healthcare needs. As they progress in the program, they learn to care for individuals, families, and populations with increasingly more complex healthcare needs in diverse organizational settings.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are able to assume a generalist role in nursing with their practice grounded in the key principles and processes of nursing: • safe, competent, and ethical care • effective communication • leadership • professionalism


Students will be placed in either an eight- or nine-semester option for completion of the BSN degree.

The nine-semester option is desirable for students who wish to study abroad for a semester, complete a minor, or spread the credit load over nine semesters. • The nine-semester timeframe is supported by financial aid in the same way as the eight-semester option.


As our country faces a shortage of nursing professionals, the demand for Gonzaga nursing graduates continually increases. A wide variety of career opportunities await Gonzaga BSN graduates in hospitals, public health departments, community clinics, home health care agencies, and private medical practices. Many students choose to continue their education and pursue MSN, DNP, or DNAP degrees at Gonzaga or other institutions across the nation in order to assume advanced nursing roles.

Which department am I in?

School of Nursing and Human Physiology

Study options

Full Time (8 semesters)

Tuition fees
US$48,990.00 per year
Application deadline

1 December 2021

Start date

5 January 2022


School of Nursing and Human Physiology

502 East Boone Avenue,



99258, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

As an applicant for admission, you are expected to graduate from an accredited high school with a college preparatory curriculum.

For international students

As an applicant for admission, you are expected to graduate from an accredited high school with a college preparatory curriculum.

iBT / TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) iBT: 80+

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) 6.5+

PTE (Pearson Test of English) 56+

iTEP Academic Plus 4.5+

The application deadline is December 1st

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.