THE BSN IS OFFERED AT SPOKANE, YAKIMA, & TRI-CITIES
The BSN program at the College of Nursing prepares students to deliver quality patient care and practice in all health care settings including acute care, critical care, outpatient care, public health, and mental health. Our graduates are highly qualified and prepared to meet the practice demands of evolving and complex health care systems.
PROGRAM DELIVERY: IN CLASS, IN PRACTICE LABS/SIMULATION, AND CLINICAL SETTINGS
The BSN program prepares students with a blend of course work, skills practice, simulation, and clinical experience. Students learn foundational skills and theories in class. Critical thinking and nursing skills are developed in the practice lab working with preceptors in a safe, controlled environment. Simulation - either using high fidelity manikins or staged with real people – allow students to apply the skills and nursing theories while working on communication, teamwork, and making sound clinical decisions. In addition to countless hours in the practice and simulation lab, students log more than 950 hours in clinical settings outside the college preparing them for successful nursing practice.
Before applying to the College of Nursing, students must have junior standing and have completed nursing prerequisites and general university requirements (UCORE) at Eastern Washington University, Whitworth University, Washington State University, or any institution offering equivalent courses. Visit our Application & Admission page to learn about other pre-application requirements and the admission process, or contact a BSN pre-nursing advisor.
All pre-licensure BSN students attend class full-time on campus. Part-time study options are not available.
WHAT IF I AM ALREADY AN RN AND WANT TO EARN MY BSN?
Visit our RN-BSN page for information on earning your BSN. Full and part-time study options are available for this degree program at all campus sites and online.
WHAT ARE MY CAREER OPTIONS WITH THIS DEGREE?
The BSN program qualifies nurses for practice in all health care settings including:
- Acute Care
- Critical Care
- Outpatient Care
- Public Health
- Mental Health
- Hospital nurse, including working in various departments:
- Hospice nurse
- Operating room
- Emergency room
- Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse
- Working in Skilled Living Facilities
- Working in outpatient health care clinics
- Home Health Nurse
- Public Health Nurse
- School Nurse
SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
There are many resources available for nursing students. Visit our Scholarships and Funding Opportunities page for more information.
- BSN Application Instructions and Deadlines
- NursingCAS Application Instructions
- College of Nursing Prerequisite Courses
- Financial Aid
- Tuition & Fees
- WSU University Common Requirements (UCORE)
The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing at Washington State University College of Nursing are accredited by the Commision on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.