The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is offered at WSU College of Nursing in Spokane, Tri-Cities, or Yakima WA. A partnership with Eastern Washington University (EWU), Washington State University (WSU) and Whitworth University enables students to complete undergraduate degree requirements and nursing prerequisite courses at one of the participating universities before applying to WSU College of Nursing to finish the BSN degree. Students applying from one of the participating universities have priority admission to the BSN program.
The BSN is a four-year degree. Typically, freshmen enrolling at EWU need at least two years of coursework to apply to the BSN program. Admitted students will take an additional two years of coursework through WSU College of Nursing to complete the degree.
Upon completion of graduation requirements, nursing students receive dual diplomas from Eastern Washington University and Washington State University.
BSN Prerequisites and Graduation Requirements
Prerequisites and Graduation Requirements
All nursing prerequisites and EWU graduation requirements must be completed prior to starting courses at the WSU College of Nursing. Students should carefully plan out their schedule from the time of entry to EWU through the completion of all requirements. Some courses have prerequisites, must be taken in a specific order and/or may only be offered once a year. Planning and academic advising is essential.
The Anatomy/Physiology series (BIOL 232, 233 and 234 at EWU) must be completed at one school.
Biology, chemistry and statistics courses used as BSN program prerequisites can be no more than 5 years old at the time of application to WSU College of Nursing. This helps to ensure that students are well prepared to begin the upper-division nursing courses.
Advance Placement (AP), CLEP and International Baccalaureate (IB) scores may not be used to meet the BSN program prerequisites.
Preparation for BSN Prerequisites
High School Students
High school students are encouraged to take biology, chemistry and math courses during their junior/senior years to prepare for the BSN prerequisite courses and starting college-level course work.
Transfer students should consult the EWU Transfer Guide to see how courses taken at other schools may meet the BSN program prerequisites and undergraduate degree requirements.
MTHD104, MTHD106, or an equivalent math course is a prerequisite to both CHEM161 and CSBS320 at EWU. Freshmen and those transferring without a college-level math course are required to take the ALEK Mathematics Placement Test. Students transferring with a successfully completed math course (minimum grade of 2.0) should consult with their academic advisor about their math placement.
Financial Information and Western Undergraduate Exchange
Students pay EWU tuition rates while attending classes through EWU. Once admitted to WSU College of Nursing, registration is completed through WSU and WSU tuition rates apply (either in-state or out-of-state). Once admitted to the College of Nursing, students will work with WSU for all financial aid and scholarship purposes.
Funding for the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program is not available to EWU students while attending WSU College of Nursing.
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To make an appointment with a Pre-Nursing advisor, call 509.359.2345.
To Apply to EWU
For information about applying to EWU, see How To Apply.
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