About PNWU

About PNWU

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) is a grassroots, non-profit health sciences university established in 2005 by a group of visionary community leaders in Washington’s fertile Yakima Valley.

Based in Yakima, Washington, PNWU’s 70-acre campus boasts a collaboration-inspiring array of health sciences disciplines, all united under the university’s mission of educating and training healthcare professionals emphasizing service in rural and medically underserved areas throughout the Pacific Northwest states of Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Montana.

PNWU’s world-class health sciences education programs offer students access to the University’s comprehensive anatomy lab, an experienced and engaging faculty, an ever-growing toolbox of medical technologies, a state-of-the-art medical simulation lab, a host of invaluable in-person interactions with simulated patients (SPs), cutting-edge telehealth training opportunities, and more.

View our history for more on how we got to where we are today. 

Contact Information

  • Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
    111 University Parkway, Suite 202
    Yakima, WA 98901

    509.452.5100