Advancing the Profession
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends the number of nurses with a baccalaureate degree increase to 80 percent by 2020. This recommendation is based on the growing demand for highly competent, educated nurses and our complex, rapidly evolving health care system. BSN-educated nurses gain exposure to a wider range of nursing competencies and are better equipped to accommodate the changing needs of our diverse population.
WSU College of Nursing offers a Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) degree for new or experienced licenced practicing nurses who want to enhance their nursing career by earning their BSN, or for Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) students nearing graduation.
ABOUT THE POST-LICENSURE RN-BSN PROGRAM
The RN-BSN program builds on the RN background and includes essential course work in assessment, research, leadership and management, ethics, and community health. Advanced clinical practica bridges course work and theory with clinical practice.
The program is flexible, offering multiple study options including an online/distance option that allows nurses to continue working without having to relocate. Full-time, part-time, or individualized plans of study can be arranged with an RN-BSN advisor. Clinicals are completed at a number of sites across the state. Border Bill students may complete their clinical in Oregon or in Washington if they have a WA RN license.
THE RN-BSN IS CURRENTLY OFFERED AT ALL COLLEGE OF NURSING SITES AND ONLINE
Proof of a current, unemcumbered Washington State RN license or eligibility for licensure is required. View pre-application requirements or contact an RN-BSN advisor at your college or at your anticipated campus site.