College of Nursing

Learn how to enter the field of nursing or continue your nursing education to provide patient-centered care and contribute to nursing research in a variety of settings, including hospitals, health clinics, home health, and more.


  • Global Campus (Online)
  • Spokane
  • Tri-Cities
  • Vancouver

Degree Types:

  • Bachelor's
  • Certificate
  • Doctorate
  • Graduate Certificate


  • Largest prelicensure BSN nursing program in the state
  • Take prerequisite courses in Pullman and finish your degree at the Spokane or Tri-Cities campuses, or at WSU’s satellite location at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences’ campus in Yakima
  • Innovative experiential learning, simulation spaces, and technology
  • Interprofessional simulations and experiences with the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, as well as local communities
  • Join student organizations and engagement options offered throughout your time in Nursing 
  • Participate in undergraduate research guided by renowned faculty 


With a Nursing degree, you can work in:  

  • Hospitals and acute care 
  • Urban and rural health clinics 
  • Child psychiatry and pediatrics 
  • Obstetrics 
  • Substance abuse rehabilitation 
  • Home health 
  • Nursing homes 
  • Hospice 
  • Schools 

Transfer Students

WSU accepts credit from Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and CLEP exams, associate degrees, Running Start and more.  

You’re considered a transfer student at WSU if you’ve received college credit post-high school.  

Use our Transfer Course Search Tool to determine what courses you need to take at your current institution to transition to WSU smoothly. 

Admission to WSU and admission to your desired major are two separate processes. Contact your academic department for specific requirements and prerequisites unique to your major.   


Complete the General Scholarship Application to be eligible for 700+ WSU scholarship programs, including ones specifically for a major you’re interested in. Use our search tool to find more scholarships outside WSU.  

Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) to be considered for scholarships, grants, loans, and other forms of aid. 

Internships, Jobs, and Work-study

Find hundreds of student-friendly jobs, internships, and work-study opportunities with our WSU student job board, Handshake. You can also check with departments for internships specific to a major. 

Get advice and learn more at the Academic Success and Career Center. 

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Degree Options

Doctor of Nursing Practice

  • Vancouver
  • Spokane
  • Tri-Cities

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing

  • Spokane

Nursing Leadership

  • Spokane
  • Tri-Cities
  • Vancouver

Nurse Educator

  • Spokane
  • Tri-Cities
  • Vancouver

Healthcare Leadership

  • Spokane

Medical Ethics

  • Spokane
  • Global Campus (Online)


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