STEPS TO APPLY TO THE RN-BSN PROGRAM
The RN-BSN program is currently offered at all College of Nursing sites.
WHERE TO START
- Applicants must consult with an academic advisor at their desired site for assistance with the application process.
WHAT'S NEXT? MEET THE ADMISSION CRITERIA
- A current, unencumbered Washington State RN License or eligibility for licensure is required.
- Applicants must be at junior standing (60 semester hours/90 quarter hours), have a direct transferable AA/AS degree, or have a bachelor’s degree.
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in all college course work.
- Students must complete College of Nursing prerequisite courses and WSU’s University Common Requirements (UCORE) or equivalent course work. Some Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), or Bachelor’s degrees may satisfy these requirements. Check with your academic advisor or compare your completed courses at the Transfer Credit Equivalencies website.
- College of Nursing’s prerequisite courses - Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Minimum grade for each prerequisite course - 2.0. (Pass/satisfactory grades and CLEP scores are not accepted).
THEN, APPLY TO THE RN-BSN PROGRAM
- Contact an RN-BSN advisor at prospective site: Spokane, Vancouver, Yakima, Tri-Cities, or Walla Walla.
- Obtain College of Nursing RN-BSN application and application guidelines from your advisor.
- Fill out and return College of Nursing application to your RN-BSN advisor by application deadline.
- Send official transcripts to WSU campus of application (Spokane/Yakima, Vancouver, or Tri-Cities/Walla Walla).
- Application deadline:
Session Deadline Fall (beginning in August) January 15 Spring (beginning in January) August 20 Summer (beginning in May) January 15
- In addition to the RN-BSN application, apply to WSU as directed by your RN-BSN advisor.
- Apply for financial aid (FAFSA). WSU school code: 003800. Deadline to apply is February 15 for the following academic year.
- Late applications are only reviewed and accepted if space is available.
Note: Preference is given to Washington State residents or students eligible for the Border Bill.
CONGRATULATIONS! YOU'VE BEEN ADMITTED. NOW WHAT?
Refer to the Admitted Students section on our website for information on what's next in the admission process. This site includes orientation information, a list of nursing requirements, important dates and deadlines, and additional resources you will need during the admission process.
- College of Nursing Prerequisites
- RN-BSN Program Costs
- Financial Aid
- Tuition & Fees
- WSU University Common Requirements (UCORE)
The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing, and doctor of nursing practice programs at Washington State University College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.