Note: This is NOT a clinical nurse leader (CNL) program.
With this degree, you will be prepared to work as a nurse administrator or in a leadership role in a number of healthcare settings including acute care, public health, outpatient clinics, home healthcare, and more.
The College of Nursing provides academic support for students at both the Spokane campus and the Tri-Cities campus. Visit the current students resources page for access to all the information you’ll need to be successful.
The College of Nursing awards at least $280,000 each year to support high-achieving nursing students who are striving to improve the quality of health care.
You may earn your MN degree via two pathways. Enter the MN program with a BSN degree, or choose the RN-MN pathway and enter the program as an RN with a bachelor’s degree in any field. Each pathway has a different application and admission process. Select your pathway below for additional application and admission information.
Apply to the WSU Graduate School Online
Submit your online application no later than November 15th (spring start) and July 15th (fall start). Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed only on a space-available basis.
Submit Printed Application Materials to WSU College of Nursing
Materials must be postmarked by 5 p.m. on November 15, 2015, for spring 2016 start and by 5 p.m. on July 15, 2016, for fall 2016 start.
Send the following materials directly to the College of Nursing in ONE packet and in the order of the Application Checklist. Please print on single-sided, plain white paper only. Do NOT bind the application in any way including staples, paper clips, and binders/folder. Do NOT submit items not requested on the checklist.
WSU College of Nursing
Attn: Grad Programs
103 E. Spokane Falls Blvd., Rm 133
PO Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210
Your letters of recommendation will be submitted online by your references, but they must be received by July 15/Nov 15—please maintain communication with your references to ensure they get the form submitted by the listed deadline.
Official transcripts will be required for applicants who receive final notice of admission from the Graduate School. These official documents must be received by the WSU Grad School within your first semester at WSU.
The Application Review Process Begins after You’ve Submitted Your Materials
Congratulations! You’ve Been Admitted. Now What?
Refer to WSU Spokane’s Admitted Student section of our website for information on what’s next in the admission process. This site includes orientation information, a list of nursing requirements, important dates and deadlines, and additional resources you will need during the admission process.
If you are completing this track, you may take additional course work and apply for a graduate certificate in either Nursing Leadership or Nursing Education. Please contact the graduate program office for additional information.
Graduate program costs are subject to change and are meant to give you a general idea of program costs. For more information on the estimated cost of programs, visit the WSU Student Financial Services. Nursing program costs are listed under Professional Students.
MN & DNP Program Costs
|WSU Application Fee||$75|
|Tuition (in state)||$8,878 per semester ($888 per credit for part-time)|
|Books||$600 per year approximately|
|Course Fees||$88-$144 per semester approximately|
|E*Value Fee||$50 per semester|
|CPR/First Aid||$65 approximately, cost varies|
|National Background Report||$85 one time, upon admission|
|Washington State Patrol Background Report||$10 yearly, beginning second year|
|Liability Insurance||$20 yearly approximately|
|Name Badge||$10 upon entrance|
|Health Fee (if taking 7+ cr)||$87 yearly|
|Immunizations||Varies, depending on need and where received|
|Graduation Application Fee||$50-$75|