Pre-Nursing

The new application cycle opens late October 2021 and will close January 31, 2022.  Applications must be complete to be reviewed.

Application Instructions

Application Reference Instructions

Northwest University IDs

Resources

Reference Instructions 

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Application Instructions

The application link will take you to the NursingCAS “Apply” page. Follow the steps listed below once the application is open.

  • Select Fall 2022 from the drop down menu (the term you will start the nursing program)
  • Click the red APPLY button
  • Create an account
  • Select the Full Programs List tab
  • Locate Northwest University under the School drop-down box
  • Click on the blue + next to Northwest University

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Applications

 
Application to the Buntain College of Nursing 2022 Cohort Application to Northwest University
   
   
   
 
   

Documents

 
Agreement to Support Mission, Vision, and Purpose Essential Qualifications for the BSN Students
Statement of Understanding  International Travel Policy
  Prerequisites

Northwest University ID Number                                                                                 { back to top }

There are several places to find your NU ID number.

  • On your acceptance notification
  • On your transfer report

Reference Instructions                                                                                                 { back to top }

The Buntain College of Nursing requires two references for each applicant.

  • Applicants must:

    1. Ensure selected references follow directions as indicated by NursingCAS.
    2. Clearly communicate with each reference the requirements to be addressed in the reference letter (see below).

    In order for a reference to be complete, all areas of the form must be filled in by the reference.

    • Name
    • Title
    • Occupation
    • Organization
    • E-Mail address
    • Daytime Phone
    • How long have you know the applicant?
    • How well do you know the applicant?
    • In what capacity do you know the applicant? (If this cannot be answered on the NursingCAS form it must be included in the letter.)
    • Student rating section (Check “Not Observed” box if necessary.)

    Required Reference Letters

         A.  Christian Leader Reference

    NOTE: Reference must not be a family member.

    Four areas must be addressed in the reference letter from the Christian Leader. The applicant is responsible to communicate clearly with the reference these four points:

    1. Describe ways the applicant demonstrates Christ in his/her life-style.
    2. Describe the applicant’s attitude toward service.
    3. Describe ways the applicant reflects leadership ability.
    4. Additional comments regarding this applicant are welcome (optional).

         B.  Faculty Reference

    NOTE: Reference must be college level faculty and not a family member.

    Four areas must be addressed in the reference letter from the college level faculty. The applicant is responsible to communicate clearly with the reference these four points:

    1. Describe ways the applicant displays professionalism (i.e. timeliness, respect, initiative, judgment).
    2. Describe ways the applicant reflects leadership ability.
    3. Identify three strengths of the candidate.
    4. Describe the applicant’s ability to work in a team with other students.

    NursingCAS will automatically send an electronic evaluation request to your selected evaluators (references). In addition, you must send each evaluator (reference) the four points to address in their reference letters for the BCON. 

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All transcripts must be sent to both NursingCAS and Northwest University.

  • See the NurisngCAS Applicant Help Center  Note: NursingCAS requires official transcripts of all colleges and universities you have attended, regardless of academic status and/or degree/certificate/completion factors.
  • NOTE: NursingCAS needs your application number included with your transcript/s. When ordering your NU transcripts include this number in the “Delivery Information” section under “Enter other required instruction only”. Request that the transcript number be placed on the outside of the envelope or directly on your transcript.
  • NU:  If you are transferring, NU requires official transcripts of all colleges and universities you have attended, regardless of academic status and/or degree/certificate/completion factors. Transcripts must be sent to the following address:
      • Hard Copies:  Northwest University, Traditional Enrollment Office, P.O. Box 579, Kirkland, WA  98083
      • Electronic Copies:  admissions@northwestu.edu