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NNU Launches New Concentration in Engineering

NNU has announced that a new program in Semiconductor Engineering is now open for enrollment as part of its ABET-accredited Engineering program. This new concentration will begin classes Fall 2023, alongside NNU’s existing concentrations in Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer...

NNU Robotics Vision Lab Awarded $101,000 Grant

Last month Northwest Nazarene University Robotics Vision Lab was notified they had been awarded a $101,000 grant by the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation. This specialty crop grant, presented by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), will allow the University’s faculty and student researchers...

NNU Announces Enrollment Numbers for Fall 2022

Northwest Nazarene University announced Wednesday, September 21, that their Fall 2022 enrollment is 1,778 students. This year’s numbers include 1,140 undergraduate and 638 graduate students.

"We are so excited for each and every student who has chosen to be part of our NNU community,” Dr. Stacey...

2022 Sciences Summer Research

Each year, students in NNU’s sciences departments are invited to participate in summer research.

NNU's Fall 2021 President's and Dean's List Announced

Northwest Nazarene University’s Office of Academic Affairs is proud to announce that 365 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students have been named to the Dean’s List and 153 students were named to the President’s List for the 2021 fall semester.

NNU’s FNP Program Named One of the Best in the Nation

Northwest Nazarene University’s online MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program has been named one of the top in the nation by Nurse Practitioner Online. After careful analysis of a comprehensive database of online nurse practitioner programs of all degree levels and specializations across the United...

NNU Launches Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Program

NNU has launched a new Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree in Clinical Psychology. With dual entry points, the program is designed for students to enter directly from an undergraduate psychology program or for those with a master’s degree in a social science field.


“We’ve discovered that there is...

NNU Introduces New Faculty for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

Please join us in welcoming our new faculty for the 2021-2022 academic year:


Center for Academic Success and Advising


JJ King, Math Specialist and Academic Advisor


King earned her BA in Secondary Education with a math emphasis from NNU in 2017, and a Master in Mathematics from Boise...

Dean’s List and President’s List Announced for the Spring 2021 Semester

Northwest Nazarene University’s Office of Academic Affairs is proud to announce that 376 undergraduate students and 290 graduate students have been named to the Dean’s List and 135 undergraduate students were named to the President’s List for the 2021 spring semester.


President’s List 


Elevating Student Preparation
Rising senior Kedrick Glinski shares about the many 
opportunities he has at NNU that uniquely prepare him 
to excel in his career pursuits and as a citizen of the world.
Cultivating Hope 
in Crisis
An education major provides insight into the challenges—and hope—she encountered student teaching during the pandemic.
NNU Nationally Recognized for 3 Top Graduate Degree Programs

Northwest Nazarene University has received recognition by for three of its online graduate and professional degree programs, with its online doctorate in education program ranked #1 in the nation. The rankings are based on an assessment of 1,280 accredited colleges and universities...

NNU Launches Online Master of Arts in Teaching Program

NNU will launch a new Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program August 2021. This 16-month program will include 12 months of fully online coursework and one semester of student-teaching. Unlike many other graduate education programs which are designed for educators to advance in their field, this...

NNU Launches Robotics Certification Program

NNU will launch a new Robotics Certification Program this summer for adults wanting to further or start a career in robotics engineering. Upon successful completion of the program, students will have the opportunity to network with an Amazon Robotics Architect and Mentor. 


“Robotics is one of...

Dean’s List and President’s List Announced for the Fall 2020 Semester

Northwest Nazarene University’s Office of Academic Affairs is proud to announce that 402 undergraduate students and 264 graduate students have been named to the Dean’s List and 168 undergraduate students were named to the President’s List for the 2020 fall semester. 


President’s List 


NNU Undergraduate Students Published in Academic Journal

Six NNU undergraduate Computer Science students were published in the December 2020 and January 2021 issues of Remote Sensing, an academic peer-reviewed journal. Their publications are presented as part of the special issue of “Advances in Remote Sensing of Post-Fire Environmental Damage and...

Commencement Highlights

On Sunday, Sept. 6, Northwest Nazarene University held its 104th Commencement ceremony, celebrating the graduating class of 2020 while maintaining COVID-19 safety precautions. A total of 517 traditional undergraduate, graduate and non-traditional students graduated. 

NNU President Joel Pearsall...

NNU Awarded Sizable Research Grant from ISDA

Northwest Nazarene University announced that Dr. Duke Bulanon, NNU professor of engineering, has received a grant from the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) to support the development of the University’s OrBot project. OrBot is a fruit harvesting robot prototype that Bulanon has been...

NNU Completes Fall Semester In Person

Unlike many college students across the Boise Valley and throughout the nation who have been confined to dorm rooms or bedrooms for fall semester, students at NNU have been predominantly in face-to-face classes since Aug. 31. They will finish the semester this Thursday, Dec. 10 just as they started:...

NNU Partners with Care House Partnerships to Support New Health Clinic in Nampa

After years of dreaming, fundraising, planning and hard work, Care House Partnerships (CHP) opened its doors to a new health clinic in Nampa earlier this month. The clinic will provide basic medical care and counseling services for the uninsured in our local community.


NNU Nursing and Counseling...

NNU Students Take First in Western Division in Global Engineering Competition

A team of Computer Science and Engineering students from Northwest Nazarene University placed first in the western region and eighth in the nation in the 2020 IEEEXtreme global competition this weekend. NNU’s second team placed 12th in the western region.

IEEEXtreme is a computer programming...

NNU Responds to Teacher Shortage; Relaunches Exceptional Child Program

There is a crisis in the United States education system.


As the demand for more qualified Special Education teachers continues to grow, fewer and fewer individuals are qualified to meet the need. In response, Northwest Nazarene University has relaunched its Exceptional Child program.



NNU’s New Health Communication Program in Demand

As COVID-19 hit American soil, the need for strong and clear communication became increasingly evident. Suddenly, the news was filled with media members and medical professionals trying to explain a new, ever-changing pandemic, often leading to chaos and confusion. Debates quickly sprang up about...

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