MN – Individualized Study

Master of Nursing in Population Health: Individualized Study

The MN Individualized Study track is for students who want to earn their MN degree and focus on a chosen area of study. With this option you will take the master’s program core course work, plus 3, 3-credit (9 credit total) elective courses specific to your area of interest. Advisors can assist you with identifying appropriate courses.

View MN Individualized Study Course Work (non-Thesis)
View MN Individualized Study Course Work (with Thesis)

Program Delivery

MN courses are completed using a hybrid model where students participate both in class and online. Most classes meet no more than five times per semester; the remaining course work is offered online.

Flexible Scheduling

Full and part-time study options are available. If you attend full-time, you will complete the program in about two years. If you attend part-time you will likely complete the degree requirements in three to four years.

Graduate Certificate Options

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.

Current Students

The College of Nursing provides academic support for students at the Tri-Cities, Vancouver, Walla Walla, Yakima and Spokane campuses. 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 $465,000 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 2 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.

View MN Program outcomes

We admit students 2 times per year for fall and spring terms.

Open enrollment until July 15, 2016 for fall 2016 start
Open enrollment until November 15, 2016 for spring 2017 start

Apply to the WSU Graduate School Online

  • The application fee is $75 and non-refundable.
  • Create your online CollegeNET applicant profile.
  • When you get to the “Enrollment Plans” page, type Nursing into the search box.
  • Select Nursing – Masters, then the Program and Campus Name you are applying to.
  • Select the Term you are applying to.
  • Please select only ONE campus to apply to.
  • Submit curriculum vitae or résumé on CollegeNET.
  • Submit statement of purpose/goal statement on CollegeNET. The goal statement should be a concise 500-word focused essay. The essay should include a statement about your long- and short-term professional goals and how they fit with the mission of the College of Nursing and the University.
  • Submit your CollegeNET application.
  • Once you submit your application, a recommendation form will be sent to your 3 listed references. Please contact your references to ensure they are willing to respond to your recommendation request; ask them to discuss your leadership, academic standards, and skills as they pertain to your primary interest area. We recommend your references include 2 faculty members in a nursing program you attended and a person from a work setting. A professional reference is acceptable if educational references are not available. Ask them to fill out the form and submit within 1 week of receiving it. If they haven’t received the link to the form, have them check their junk mail and double check that the email address you submitted on the online application was correct.

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

Deadlines: 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.

  • A copy of your statement of purpose
  • A copy of your curriculum vitae or résumé
  • Your completed written interview questions
  • Transcript copies from every school attended. Transcripts are required for the application review process. Only 1 copy is needed as we will scan these to the Grad School for their evaluation. If you do not have access to a copy of one of your transcripts and need to request one, please make note on your Application Checklist that it will be sent in separately. It still must be postmarked by the July 15/Nov 15 deadline so don’t delay in requesting the transcript. This will be considered an official transcript then. Please have the school send it directly to:

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.

After Submitting Your Materials, the Application Review Process Begins

  • You will be notified via email that your application was received.
  • Complete applications submitted by the deadline will be reviewed by faculty.
  • Admission decisions will be sent via email if you are wait-listed or denied. You will receive a letter in the mail if you are admitted.
  • Admission questions? Contact the College of Nursing by email or phone 509-324-7445.

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

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Tami Kelley

Program Coordinator, Graduate Program

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