College of Nursing Undergraduate Programs

Quality Instruction, Scholarship, Research, and Service

Faculty and students from the college are active in the Tri-Cities community, collaborating with nurses and healthcare leaders from area healthcare facilities, schools and universities, and hospitals. We cultivate and support higher education, with a deep commitment to quality instruction, scholarship, research, and service.

With the largest program in the state, WSU has a history of graduating competent, compassionate nurses ready to practice in all healthcare settings. See our Program Outcomes to learn more.

The Tri-Cities campus is also home to Nursing Pathways, which a Workforce Diversity grant funded by the Health Resources Service Administrations (HRSA) with initiatives to address social determinants of health, support diversification of nursing, and provision of quality care to under-served communities. Nursing Pathways accomplishes these initiatives by supporting BSN and RN to BSN students, living in rural, diverse, and under-served regions of Eastern Washington, as they advance to graduation and rewarding nursing careers. Learn more…

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Degree Options

At Washington State University College of Nursing Tri-Cities we offer several exceptional undergraduate and graduate nursing degree programs with a mix of on-campus and distance-friendly options.


The bachelor of science of nursing is an exceptional and competitive degree program with a history of graduating competent, compassionate nurses ready to practice in all healthcare settings.


The RN-BSN degree completion program educates RNs wanting to advance their nursing knowledge, broaden their perspective of clinical practice, and enhance their leadership potential.

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