Admission to WSU College of Nursing is competitive. WSU College of Nursing admits approximately 90 students each semester. Not all students from EWU who have completed undergraduate degree requirements and nursing prerequisite courses will be admitted to the BSN program. A majority of the students admitted come from the partner universities. A small number of seats are available for transfer students coming from other schools.
Due to the limited number of admissions to the BSN program, students are encouraged to apply to multiple nursing schools to increase their chances of being admitted to a program leading to a degree.
To apply to the WSU College of Nursing through EWU, students must complete three quarters of full-time course work and at least 36 credits at EWU. Students who do not meet this requirement may apply to the BSN program as a transfer student through WSU.
You can apply to WSU College of Nursing and other nursing schools through NursingCAS (Nursing’s Centralized Application Service).
BSN Admission Criteria
BSN Prerequisites and EWU 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.
3.0 GPA minimum cumulative in the BSN prerequisite courses, with a minimum grade of 2.0 in any individual course.
Pass/Fail grades and AP test scores are not accepted to meet BSN prerequisite requirements.
3.0 GPA minimum cumulative in all college-level course work from all schools attended. Successful applicants generally have GPAs well above 3.0.
All students must complete the Test of Essential Skills (TEAS) test.
Students must complete 50 hours of practical experience in the health care field (volunteer or paid). Hours must be completed at the time of the interview, and no older than 3 years of application.
For more information and a list of practical experience opportunities, see our Practical Experience page.
To have your EWU nursing evaluation processed and sent to the WSU College of Nursing, EWU must have official, updated transcripts for all colleges and universities you have attended.
For more information about submitting and evaluating transcripts, see our Transcripts page.
All students invited to this stage of the process must complete an in-person interview.
WSU requires a writing diagnostic test to determine whether or not your writing abilities are sufficient to handle the writing demands of upper-division courses and courses in your major.
For more information, see Writing Portfolio Requirements.