Washington State University Nursing School Review


Washington State University (WSU), with its main campus located in Pullman, Washington is one of the United States’ top 60 public research universities, with four campuses; Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver. Washington State University also offers courses online, through WSU Online. The total student population across all of Washington State University’s campuses is over 27,000.

The Nursing programs at Washington State University include a Basic Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and a Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (RN to BSN). Washington State University also offers graduate degrees in nursing, including; a Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN), a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

In order to apply to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Washington State University, individuals must hold a 2.5 GPA of higher in prerequisites for the upper-division nursing major and a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher in prerequisite courses. A writing portfolio may be required for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Washington State University.  Washington State University also offers a Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (RN to BSN) for individuals who are already Registered Nurses, who wish to acquire baccalaureate education in order to progress through nursing education. Washington State University also offers a Registered Nurse to Master of Nursing Program (RN to MSN), for individuals who hold a Registered Nurse licensure, who wish to pursue a Masters education nursing.

Master of Nursing Program (MN)

The Master of Nursing Program at Washington State University is intended for nurses who wish to practice, teach or administer programs in community medical settings. The program has several core courses including; Health Care Policy Analysis, Research and Thesis or Clinical Project. The Specialty Core includes topics in Epidemiology, Transcultural Health, Community Analysis and Program Planning, Health Promotion, Family in Community, Information Management and Role Practicum. All of the programs require a Program Management course, which can be completed at Washington State University, except for the Education and Individualized Study option.

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)

The Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing program at Washington State University is intended for nurses who wish to pursue further education in their field in order to advance their scientific career. The program is a hybrid that combines online and in-person education so that students from around the world can study at Washington State University. Individuals applying to this program, must hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree (MSN).

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The Doctor of Nursing Practice at Washington State University offers three specializations; Family Nurse Practice, Advanced Population Health Practice, and Psychiatric/Mental Health Practice. The Doctor of Nursing Practice will be offered commencing in the Fall of 2012, and students will only be able to enter this program, after completing a baccalaureate or Masters degree in nursing from an accredited university program.

Contact:
Washington State University
1630 NE Valley Road,
Pullman, WA 99163
Phone: (509) 335-2776