The pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program prepares you for a lifelong career in nursing practice. The BSN program prepares you with a blend of course work, skills practice, simulation, and clinical experience.
You will learn foundational skills and theories in class. Critical thinking and nursing skills are developed in the practice lab working with preceptors in a safe, controlled environment. Simulation – either using high fidelity manikins or staged with real people – allows you to apply the skills and nursing theories while working on communication, teamwork, and making sound clinical decisions. In addition to countless hours in the practice and simulation lab, you will log more than 950 hours in clinical settings outside the college preparing you for successful nursing practice.
With the largest program in the state, WSU has a history of graduating competent, compassionate nurses ready to practice in all healthcare settings.
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.
Before applying to the College of Nursing, students must have junior standing and have completed nursing prerequisites and general university requirements (UCORE) at Eastern Washington University, Whitworth University, Washington State University, or any institution offering equivalent courses. Visit our Application & Admission page to learn about other pre-application requirements and the admission process, or contact the WSU Tri-Cities BSN pre-nursing advisor, Karina Aispuro.
Already an RN?
Visit our RN-BSN page for information on earning your BSN. Full and part-time study options are available for this degree program at all campus sites.
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in all college course work.
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in College of Nursing’s prerequisite courses.
Minimum grade for each prerequisite course – 2.0 (pass/satisfactory grades and CLEP scores are not accepted).
Prerequisite courses may be repeated. However, repeated classes planned or in progress at the time of application must be completed as planned. If you want to withdraw from the repeated course, please contact your Nursing advisor immediately for advisement.
No more than 3 prerequisite courses may be in progress during the final quarter/semester of lower-division requisite course work.
All course work must be completed by the end of the spring term for fall admission, or by the end of fall term for spring admission.
Virtual/online labs are not accepted. All lab courses must be taken in an on-campus format.
Apply to the BSN Program
We admit students twice per year for fall and spring semester. The application for fall (beginning in August) semester opens October 1, and the application for spring (beginning in January) semester opens May 1.
Refer to the Admitted Students section on our Spokane College of Nursing 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.