Transfer Stories

Meet Sammie


Sammie Bass, Transfer Fall 2013

Major: Nursing
Hometown: Nampa, ID
Interests: Coffee with friends, worship and loving people!

Why NNU? "The simple answer is because I LOVE God and I love His people. I wanted to be in a school that allowed me to share my faith freely. I love that the professors incorporate scripture into their lessons, and often open with prayer. Being a nursing major I was excited to discover that NNU is one of the best nursing schools in the northwest. Also, I wanted to be able to incorporate spiritual care along with physical care."

Favorite thing about NNU: "There are too many to name just one. Time Out is incredible! Getting together weekly with a group of wonderful people and singing your heart out to Jesus is a feeling unlike any other. It is a great time to be revived and made alive again after a long week."

Advice for transfers: "Get involved! This is now your family. No matter where you're at in your faith, or what your past is, it doesn't matter. What matters is that you are here now, and you are loved! NNU offers so many crazy fun activities so don't miss out on opportunities to have a blast and build relationships. This is your home away from home."

Meet Mario


Mario Donaldson, Transfer Fall 2012

Major: Kinesiology
Hometown: Rockton, IL

Mario is a transfer student who came to NNU to play basketball but found a whole lot more. Find out more about Mario on our NNU Man blog.

Meet Rachel


Rachel Finley, Transfer Fall 2013

Major: Pre-Med
Hometown: Nampa, ID
Interests: Chapel bands and international study

Why NNU? Looking at graduate schools like Loma Linda and Idaho State University, Rachel knows that NNU's 92 percent medical school placement rate and the personal attention she receives from world-class faculty in small classes will give her the necessary edge to pursue such a challenging degree and competitive career path. However, it is not just the impressive academic reputation that drew her to NNU. She also enjoys the people and community.

Favorite thing about NNU: "I love NNU! I love the Christian atmosphere, the amazing people here, the challenging classes and the incredible teachers who care about me personally."

Looking forward: "Rachel is one of those students who you just know will be a success wherever she goes; I'm just glad she has decided to be part of the NNU community!" says Ronda Seward from NNU's Office of Student Development. This drive to succeed is evidenced by Rachel's experiences at both CWI and NNU and will serve her well as she continues to set her personal and academic goals high into the future.