- Have a current, unencumbered Washington state RN license or be eligible for licensure
- Be at junior standing (60 semester hours/90 quarter hours), have a direct transferable associate degree, or have a bachelor’s degree
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in all college course work
- Completed College of Nursing prerequisite courses and WSU’s University Common Requirements (UCORE) or equivalent course work; check with your academic advisor or compare your completed courses at the Transfer Credit Equivalencies website
- If you are graduating with the nursing transfer degree (AN/DTA MRP) it will satisfy all prerequisite/UCORE requirements
- Minimum grade for each prerequisite course of 2.0 (Pass/satisfactory grades and CLEP scores are not accepted)
“It was always my plan to go to Clark College then get my RN-BSN at WSU. I’ve always been drawn to improving myself and this program focuses on building you as a leader and a manager. I found myself at work thinking, ‘This is what they’re talking about.’”
–Osmara Sarahi Robles, Vancouver
RN-BSN Program Outcomes
- Formulate nursing practice decisions using the foundation of a liberal education and evolving knowledge from nursing science, the biological and behavioral sciences, and the humanities.
- Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision-making in the provision of high-quality nursing care, healthcare team coordination, and the oversight and accountability for safe care delivery in a variety of settings.
- Integrate reliable evidence from multiple credible sources of knowledge including basic and health sciences to inform practice and make clinical judgments.
- Demonstrate skills in using patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices that support safety and quality nursing practice.
- Demonstrate basic understanding of the role of nurses in advocating for patients, communities and populations in discussions related to healthcare policy, finance, and regulations.
- Use inter-and intra-professional communication and collaborative skills to advocate for safe, evidence-based, high quality patient-centered care.
- Demonstrate basic understanding of the role of health promotion, and disease/injury prevention in improving population health across the lifespan.
- Demonstrate the values central to nursing practice including altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, advocacy, social justice and life-long learning.
- Provide safe, competent, compassionate, ethical, culturally sensitive, and evidence based nursing care to individuals, families, groups, communities and populations through promotion, maintenance and restoration of health; prevention of illness, and physical, emotional, and spiritual support throughout the life span including end of life, and across the continuum of health care environments.