I chose the WSU program for the flexibility. I’m working full-time so being able to do it part-time at my convenience was what attracted me. I loved the program so much I’m applying to WSU’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program.
To apply to the RN-BSN Program, you’ll need to meet the following requirements:
RN-BSN Program Course Work
|Course Number||Course Name||Course Offered|
|NURS 360||Contemporary Nursing||Offered 1st 8 weeks of the semester.|
|NURS 400||Nursing Research & EBP||Offered 2nd 8 weeks of the semester|
|NURS 405||Nursing Leadership||Offered Fall - 1st 8 weeks of the semester.|
|NURS 406||Nursing Management of the Healthcare Environment||Offered Spring - 1st 8 weeks of the semester.|
|NURS 413||Healthcare Informatics||Offered 2nd 8 weeks of the semester|
|NURS 440||Population Health Theory||Offered 1st 8 weeks of the semester.|
|NURS 463||Coordination of Care Across Complex Populations||Offered 1st 8 weeks of the semester.|
|NURS 465||Application of Population Health Principles||Offered as 12 week course starts beginning of semester fall/spring|
|NURS 495||Advanced Practicum||Offered 2nd 8 weeks of the semester|
|Elective||Offered 2nd 8 weeks of the semester|
Frequently Asked Questions about the RN-BSN Program
What is the admission criteria for the RN-BSN program?
Refer to the Admission Requirements section to learn about admission criteria.
What is the Border Bill as it relates to WSU?
The State of Washington’s Border Bill is a program that allows Oregon residents who live in specified counties to attend WSU Vancouver and/or WSU Tri-Cities part-time (8 credits or less per semester) and pay resident tuition rates for the courses taken through these 2 WSU campuses ONLY. Contact an RN-BSN advisor for details.
What are the College of Nursing prerequisites?
Visit our nursing prerequisites and university requirements page for the list of requirements.
What computer skills and technology are required?
- Microsoft Office – Word and PowerPoint
- Internet and email
- Canvas software (WSU will provide instruction)
- High-speed internet
How often are students admitted?
WSU College of Nursing admits students for the fall (beginning in August), spring (beginning in January), and summer (beginning in May) terms.
How do I apply?
Applications must be obtained from an RN-BSN advisor at your anticipated site of application and registration. Refer to the steps to apply page for more information.
When is the application deadline?
We admit students twice per year for summer, fall, and spring terms. Contact an RN-BSN advisor at the campus location you plan to apply to for additional information and for assistance with the application process or visit our steps to apply page.
Summer & fall: January 15
Spring: August 20
What is the University Writing Portfolio?
The University Writing Portfolio is a mid-career diagnostic to determine if students’ writing abilities have advanced in ways that can handle the writing demands of upper-division courses and courses in their majors. Specific submission guidelines and forms are online and available for download as pdfs. They include step-by-step instructions on how to complete the writing portfolio. Visit the University Writing Portfolio page for more information.
Do all WSU students have to complete the writing portfolio?
No. Students with a previous bachelor’s degree are excused from the writing portfolio.
Will I need to obtain a College of Nursing photo ID?
Yes, you will need to purchase a photo ID, and the cost will be $10. For further details, contact the advisor at your campus:
- Spokane Students: contact Jodi Pyle at email@example.com or Jared Cramer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tri-Cities & Walla Walla Students: contact Heather Kriss at email@example.com
- Yakima Students: contact Mary Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vancouver Students: Contact Jenny Schrock at email@example.com
Where do I get my books?
Order your books from WSU’s Official Campus Bookstore.
- Select Spokane campus for Spokane and Yakima courses.
- Select Tri-Cities campus for Tri-Cities and Walla Walla courses.
- Select Vancouver campus for Vancouver courses.
- Select WSU online for non-nursing electives available online.
Will I need to wear a uniform for my clinical courses?
No. School uniforms are not required. You will need to wear appropriate attire when out in the community and interviewing for your course projects. Consult your course faculty.
- 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.