RN – MN

RN-Master of Nursing

The RN-Master of Nursing program allows RNs with a bachelor’s degree in any field to pursue an advanced nursing degree while maintaining life’s commitments. Master’s prepared nurses are in high demand and needed to assume existing and emerging roles in a number of healthcare settings including management, administration, education, research, policy, and consulting to name a few. Full and part-time programs of study are available.

Prior to applying to the graduate school and selecting a master’s track option, you will be advised on the completion of the following 2 courses, which will help bridge your current bachelor’s degree to graduate-level course work in nursing.

  • NURS 360 Professional Nursing Concepts & Issues (2 credits)
  • NURS 440 Community Health Nursing Concepts (3 credits)

RN-MN students will choose from one of the following tracks:

Nursing Leadership
Nursing Education
Individualized Study

If you attend full-time, you can expect to finish the program in approximately 2 years. If you attend part-time, you will likely complete the program in 3-3.5 years.

Current Students

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 $345,000 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.

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.

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.

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

TEM COST
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

Tami Kelley

Program Coordinator, Graduate Program
tamara.kelley@wsu.edu
509-324-7334

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