Known for a values-based education
Consistently ranked among the top universities, Gonzaga University embraces a philosophy of intertwining a core liberal arts curriculum with a student’s discipline-specific education to provide a launch point for a lifetime of learning. High academic expectations are coupled with numerous opportunities for students to apply what they learn in the classroom to practicum and lab experiences as well as student-faculty research projects.
Department of Human Physiology
As a discipline, human physiology connects science, medicine, performance, and health to create a framework for understanding how the human body is affected by and adapts to stress, physical activity, and disease. Students have access to sophisticated laboratory equipment and opportunities to develop close working relationships with faculty who are experts in human physiology. Students also have the ability to conduct research, author academic papers, and present their findings at regional and national conferences.
Department of Nursing
The Nursing department prepares students to practice as registered nurses and become leaders and agents of change in the health care industry. Students enjoy small class sizes and many opportunities for practicum experiences. Students must apply to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program as entering freshmen.
Graduate and doctoral Nursing programs
Gonzaga offers a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Students can also pursue either of the Nurse Practitioner options or the Health Systems Leadership option in the MSN program.
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Through a partnership between Providence Health & Services and Gonzaga University, the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) program prepares experienced critical care registered nurses with a BSN to become competent, skilled advanced-practice nurses and leaders in the specialty of nurse anesthesia.
Other health-related opportunities
Pre-professional advisory tracks in Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Veterinary Science are available to students in any major.