Ready to continue your nursing education?
There are many ways to advance in the nursing profession – become a healthcare administrator, an educator, a nurse researcher or a nurse practitioner. The Washington State University College of Nursing has graduate programs to help you achieve any of these goals, and more.
Whether you choose a Master of Nursing (MN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), PhD, or graduate certificate, most of your coursework will be online. We also offer a range of scholarships and financial assistance programs to help you pay for your graduate studies.
The Washington State University College of Nursing has joined the Western Regional Graduate Program. If you’re a resident of 16 western states or territories and a full-time student, you can pursue your PhD, DNP or Master of Nursing-Population Health at WSU and pay the in-state tuition rate – a savings of thousands of dollars per semester.
Contact us today to learn more about graduate degrees and certificates at the WSU College of Nursing.
Which program is the best fit for you?
Master of Nursing
The MN Nursing program prepares you for an advanced practice nursing role in acute, outpatient and community settings. You will take the master’s core course work and additional course work if pursuing a graduate certificate in organizational leadership, nursing education or public health.
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program prepares you for a career in primary care. In many states, including Washington, Oregon and Idaho, a Family Nurse Practitioner can operate an independent practice, diagnosing and treating illness, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, and initiating treatments.
- Population Health
- The DNP Population Health degree (DNP-PH) prepares you to work in community health or public health, improving health care systems and population health. Health policy, epidemiology, and health promotion are core concepts of the program.
- Post-Master’s General
- The Post-Master’s DNP is focused on evidence-based practice, leadership, and research. This degree is for nurses who’ve already earned their master’s degree and want to advance their area of specialty or add a new specialty as a family nurse practitioner, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner or population health nurse.
- Psychiatric Mental Health
- The DNP-PMHNP prepares you to provide psychiatric and mental health services using a full scope of therapies. A Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner assesses, diagnoses, and treats people with psychiatric disorders or the potential for such disorders.
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Which campus is the best fit for you?
The Graduate Nursing programs are offered on four (4) WSU campuses. Each campus is unique and offers students who attend different experiences. Be sure to read about each campus to see which is the best fit for you!