The WSU College of Nursing is based on the WSU Health Sciences campus in Spokane, but has locations on other WSU campuses and sites across the state. Photo by Cori Kogan.

Campus Locations

With four campuses to choose from, we have options for everyone

The College of Nursing offers degree programs across the state to help address the health care needs of all Washington residents. Degree programs are offered on WSU campuses and sites in Spokane, the Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Yakima.

Explore our locations below to see what programs and experiences are offered at each campus.

What programs are offered on this campus?

Undergraduate

  • BSN
  • RN-BSN

Graduate

  • MN
  • PhD
  • DNP
  • Graduate Certificates

What makes this campus unique?

WSU Spokane is the university’s designated Health Sciences campus, with the colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Medicine co-located here. The health sciences programs collaborate to offer interprofessional learning for all students. The WSU Health Sciences Spokane campus is minutes from Spokane’s Riverfront Park, with easy access to the downtown area along the Centennial Trail. You’re likely to see marmots, ducks and geese – and the occasional deer – on campus.

What clinical rotations agencies/populations are around?

Clinical rotations are offered at Providence and MultiCare hospitals in Eastern Washington, Kootenai Health in North Idaho, and numerous long-term care agencies and community health sites throughout the region.

Classroom Instruction

Undergraduate Courses

Spokane students participate in-person in classroom instruction, with Yakima and Tri-Cities students joining in via Zoom. All simulation and clinical experiences are completed in-person with faculty.

Graduate Courses

Class sessions are delivered by two-way videoconferencing, allowing for maximum interaction with the instructor and students from all participating campus sites.

The program is considered hybrid, with most of the instruction offered online and some on-campus attendance for lab sessions. Students should expect to be on-campus or via videoconferencing a minimum of five times per semester, per class.

In-person class sessions typically are block-scheduled in a 1-2 day block – one of the class sessions, for example, might be scheduled on a Monday/Tuesday. These blocked days may vary each semester. Some nurse practitioner courses require lab intensives that are scheduled separately from typical block scheduling.

More about the area

Spokane has the second-largest urban waterfall in the United States, which is just minutes from campus. There are more than 75 lakes and rivers within a one-hour drive of Spokane, including the beautiful Coeur d’Alene Lake.

Physical Address

103 E. Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99202

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What programs are offered on this campus?

Undergraduate

  • BSN
  • RN-BSN

Graduate

  • MN
  • DNP
  • Graduate Certificates

What makes this campus unique?

With fewer students in your cohort compared with Spokane, you’ll have more one-on-one faculty involvement and smaller groups in simulations and in the experiential practice lab. Another advantage of a smaller group is more one-on-one instruction from preceptors during clinical experiences.

What clinical rotations agencies/populations are around?

Clinical rotations are offered at sites including Trios Health, Prosser Memorial Hospital, Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Lourdes Health, Columbia Basin Health Association, Tri-Cities Community Health, and Washington State Veterans Administration.

Classroom Instruction

Undergraduate

Tri-Cities students participate via Zoom in classroom instruction. All simulation and clinical courses are completed in-person with faculty at the local facilities. Cohorts stay together throughout their classroom instruction, creating close bonds between students.

Graduate Courses

Class sessions are delivered by two-way videoconferencing, allowing for maximum interaction with the instructor and students from all participating campus sites.

The program is considered hybrid, with most of the instruction offered online and some on-campus attendance for lab sessions. Students should expect to be on-campus or via videoconferencing a minimum of five times per semester, per class.

In-person class sessions typically are block-scheduled in a 1-2 day block – one of the class sessions, for example, might be scheduled on a Monday/Tuesday. These blocked days may vary each semester. Some nurse practitioner courses require lab intensives that are scheduled separately from typical block scheduling.

More about the area

The nursing building is located in the heart of downtown Richland, Washington, a short walk to the Columbia River and local restaurants and services. The Tri-Cities area, which encompasses Richland, Pasco and Kennewick, is popular for hiking, cycling, and a variety of water sports.

Physical Address

1266 Lee Blvd.
Richland, WA 99352

Mailing address: 2710 Crimson Way, Richland, WA 99354

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What programs are offered on this campus?

Undergraduate

  • RN-BSN

Graduate

  • MN
  • DNP
  • Graduate Certificates

What makes this campus unique?

WSU Vancouver was founded in 1989 and is located on a gorgeous 351-acre campus with six miles of trails and three mountain views. It is a diverse campus, with 44% first generation students and 33% students of color. Go here to take a virtual walk across campus.

What clinical rotations agencies/populations are around?

Undergraduate

The RN-BSN program includes two practice experience courses, one is community based and the second is a problem-based capstone project; both are supervised by course faculty rather than traditional clinical hours in outside agencies.

Graduate

Vancouver has a clinical coordinator who assists graduate students with clinical placements. The Masters and DNP students have clinical placements in a variety of settings, including primary care clinics, small rural public health and tribal clinics, as well as in large system-based clinics.

Classroom Instruction

Undergraduate

The RN to BSN program is delivered primarily online using Canvas Learning Management System, with one attendance date per semester.

Graduate Courses

Class sessions are delivered by two-way videoconferencing, allowing for maximum interaction with the instructor and students from all participating campus sites.

The program is considered hybrid, with most of the instruction offered online and some on-campus attendance for lab sessions. Students should expect to be on-campus or via videoconferencing a minimum of five times per semester, per class.

In-person class sessions typically are block-scheduled in a 1-2 day block – one of the class sessions, for example, might be scheduled on a Monday/Tuesday. These blocked days may vary each semester. Some nurse practitioner courses require lab intensives that are scheduled separately from typical block scheduling.

More about the area

WSU Vancouver is in the homeland of Chinookan and Taidnapampeoples and the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. WSU Vancouver is the only “Research I” (RU/VH) institution in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area, based on the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Physical Address

14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98686

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What programs are offered on this campus?

Undergraduate

  • BSN
  • RN-BSN

Graduate

  • MN
  • DNP
  • Graduate Certificates

What makes this campus unique?

The WSU College of Nursing is located on the campus of Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima. Students have access to robust interprofessional educational opportunities with PNWU students in osteopathic medicine, WSU College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences students who also are based on the PNWU campus, and students from community college programs in the region. The campus has walking trails, basketball hoops, disc golf and soccer fields.

What clinical rotations agencies/populations are around?

Clinical rotations are available at a variety of hospitals, clinics, and schools; Yakima Valley is a rural area and students will work with patients from diverse populations. Rotations are at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, Toppenish Astria Hospital, Sunnyside Astria Hospital, and Kittitas Valley Hospital, as well as at long-term care facilities and community sites throughout the Yakima Valley.

Classroom Instruction

Undergraduate

Yakima students participate via Zoom in classroom instruction. All simulation and clinical courses are completed in-person with faculty at the local facilities. Cohorts stay together throughout their classroom instruction, creating close bonds between students.

Graduate Courses

Class sessions are delivered by two-way videoconferencing, allowing for maximum interaction with the instructor and students from all participating campus sites.

The program is considered hybrid, with most of the instruction offered online and some on-campus attendance for lab sessions. Students should expect to be on-campus or via videoconferencing a minimum of five times per semester, per class.

In-person class sessions typically are block-scheduled in a 1-2 day block – one of the class sessions, for example, might be scheduled on a Monday/Tuesday. These blocked days may vary each semester. Some nurse practitioner courses require lab intensives that are scheduled separately from typical block scheduling.

More about the area

Yakima has about 300 days of sun a year; consequently, the Yakima Valley grows the largest variety of fresh produce in the Pacific Northwest. The centrally located area is about two hours from Seattle and three hours from Spokane. The Yakima Valley offers many mountain trails and waterways just a short drive away.

Physical Address

200 University Parkway
Yakima, WA 98901

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