BSN: the Frontline Workforce
Sixty percent of BSN graduates in Washington are WSU College of Nursing alumni, and our students are in demand by employers statewide. Our rigorous program helps ensure that students achieve high first-time pass rates on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). The BSN program offers a blend of course work, skills practice, simulation and clinical experience on WSU campuses in Spokane, the Tri-Cities and Yakima. The RN-BSN program offers a degree-completion program geared for the working professional, with courses offered in a flexible, mostly online format that can be completed full- or part-time.
Master’s Degree Prepares Leaders
Over the years, our graduate programs have evolved to meet the health care needs of the state. Our MN-Population Health program prepares you for an advanced practice nursing role in acute, outpatient, and community settings. With additional course work students can pursue one of three graduate certificates in addition to the MN-Population Health degree: organizational leadership, nursing education, or public health.
The Highest Level of Knowledge and Practice: the DNP & PhD
We offer two doctoral programs, DNP and PhD. Our DNP graduates are helping fill a critical and growing role for nurse practitioners in Family Practice and Psychiatric Mental Health. Graduates of the nurse practitioner programs consistently earn outstanding scores on national certification exams. Our PhD program embraces mixed methodology and is home to a diverse group of interdisciplinary faculty. Students and faculty take part in groundbreaking research that attracted nearly $10 million in funding in federal FY 2017.