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Life Changing

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.

Kay Olson

Kay Olson

Welcome

As the interim academic director for the WSU Tri-Cities campus of the College of Nursing, I welcome you to look through our website and explore the options for nursing education. Our college utilizes simulation and interprofessional education to prepare WSU nursing graduates to meet the needs of the state and nation in practice, research and education.

Whether you’re deciding if you want to be a nurse or are an advanced-practice registered nurse who’d like to pursue a graduate degree, you’ll find dynamic and engaging classroom and research experiences with faculty who are invested in your success. We welcome your questions and encourage you to visit campus, talk with faculty, and discover what WSU Tri-Cities can offer you.

Quality

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, and doctor of nursing practice degree programs at Washington State University College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.

Washington State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Most recently reaffirmed in 2011, WSU has been continuously accredited by its regional higher education authority since 1918.

Vision, Value, Goals

The Washington State University College of Nursing will be recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare now and for future generations. We embraces the core values of integrity, caring, altruism, social justice, and maximizing health potential. To realize these values, the college embraces diversity and equity, inquiry and scholarship, engagement and application, community partnerships, leadership, and stewardship.

We also strive to create an inclusive environment that reflects the mission, vision, and values of the college. We develop and implement high quality, innovative undergraduate and graduate education, promote nursing and interprofessional research and evidence-based practice, and provide leadership in the transformation of healthcare.

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