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History

History

In the mid-1960s, there were no four-year nursing programs in all of Eastern Washington. Nurses in the region were educated in diploma programs offered by area hospitals. Yet a visionary group of nurse leaders from Spokane knew the bachelor’s degree would become increasingly important in the profession. They proposed an innovative solution: to create a consortium baccalaureate nursing (BSN) program that would serve Eastern Washington, North Idaho and Western Montana. Called the Intercollegiate Center for Nursing Education (ICNE), the consortium was the first of its kind in the nation and included Eastern Washington State College (now Eastern Washington University), Fort Wright College of the … » More …

Mission and Vision

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Mission and Vision

Mission

The Washington State University College of Nursing delivers excellent academic programs and engages in research and service in partnership with educational institutions and community stakeholders. Nursing and interprofessional education are delivered locally and globally to advance nursing science, education, and practice to enhance health and quality of life. The college functions as an integrated multi-campus system. Working across campuses, educational, research, and service initiatives strengthen the assets of each campus as well as the college as a whole.

Vision

The Washington State University College of Nursing will be recognized as a leader … » More …

Why Choose the WSU College of Nursing?

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY | COLLEGE OF NURSING

Why WSU?

For nearly 50 years the WSU College of Nursing has elevated the practice and science of nursing, and our graduates at all levels are highly skilled and in-demand.

History of Innovation

Our founders were visionary nurse-leaders in Spokane, who understood the role that nurses with bachelor’s degrees would play in improving health care. In 1968, four colleges in Eastern Washington created the first intercollegiate nursing education program in the nation, called the Intercollegiate Center for Nursing Education (ICNE). Our name has changed over the years but our values never wavered – to advance nursing at … » More …

Nurse Practitioner Kathryn Sander
Prescription for Nurse Practitioners

With more ARNPs, patients may be left wondering who should provide their care

Nurse Practitioner Kathryn SanderBy Chelsea Bannach – originally published in InHealth Magazine

Kathryn Sander can care for patients from birth to death. As a family nurse practitioner for CHAS Health, Sander treats patients with a variety of illnesses, focusing on management of chronic disease such as diabetes and hypertension.

Prospective Students

Why Choose Nursing?

Nursing is one of the fastest-growing occupations in America. Becoming a nurse doesn’t limit you to one kind of job or lifestyle.

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Why WSU?

From your first day of class at WSU College of Nursing to when your name is called at graduation, you’ll be part of a campus community that cares about you—your academic success, your personal achievements, your daily challenges, and your goals for the future.

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From positions in student leadership
to simulation clubs and ambassador programs,
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