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Nursing (Bachelor of Science)

School of Nursing

The School of Nursing offers a four-year program leading to a baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing. The purpose of the program is to prepare professional nurses to function in a variety of settings and to provide a foundation for graduate study.  

The WWU Nursing program offers one bachelor degree. This can be completed through one of three different tracks of study.

The freshmen and sophomore years of the nursing curriculum are taken on the College Place campus and include a combination of general studies, nursing cognates, and nursing courses. The junior and senior years are taken on the Portland, Oregon campus. A limited number of students who have completed the required prerequisites and admissions procedures can take sophomore nursing courses during the summer term on the Portland campus.

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Track 1. Traditional BS in Nursing

Completing your BS of Nursing via the traditional track includes the following:

  • One year of study on the College Place campus as a pre-nursing major to complete required pre-requisite courses for nursing eligibility
  • One year of study on the College Place campus as a nursing major to complete our sophomore level nursing courses and required cognate courses
  • Two years of study on our Portland campus. All students complete their junior and senior level nursing courses on our Portland campus

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Track 2. Transfer BS in Nursing: College Place Start

Completing your BS of Nursing via the College Place track includes the following:

  • One year of study to complete all our sophomore level nursing courses and any required co-requisite courses (held on our College Place campus)
  • Two years of study on our Portland campus. All students complete their junior and senior level nursing courses on our Portland campus

View a sample class schedule >
View admissions requirements >


Track 3. Transfer BS in Nursing: Portland Start 

Completing your BS of Nursing via the Portland track includes the following:

  • One summer of study to complete all our sophomore level nursing courses (held on our Portland campus)
  • Two years of study on our Portland campus. All students complete their junior and senior level nursing courses on our Portland campus

View a sample class schedule >
View admissions requirements >


Additionally, we offer individualized options for those interested in pursuing a RN to BS or LPN to RN:


  1. Submit a new application to WWU online > 
  2. When you reach the point in the application where you must pay the application fee, stop and call the Enrollment office and ask to have the fee waived. Explain that you are reapplying. This step must be done during business hours. Call the enrollment office at: (509) 527-2327.
  3. Submit a new School of Nursing Application online. Please include in your new essay what you have done since you last applied. Find the nursing application online >  
  4. Submit any transcripts for new coursework taken since last application.
  5. Nursing entrance testing does not need to repeated if previously passed. If you wish to retest to improve your scores, sign up for testing.
  6. Prior references will be accepted.  

Note:  Previous applications are only kept for 2 years. If your application was older than that, you must submit all new materials.

Last update on March 13, 2019