- A competitive edge in the job market
- Greater employment security
- Increased earning potential
- Career advancement
- Graduate study options for advanced nursing roles
Learn more about this program:
Drop-in to our open office/advising hours:
Miller Hall 416A/B, WWU Campus
Tuesday, May 21
Thursday, May 23
Thursday, May 30
A BSN provides:
Explore a Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Western Washington University is proud to announce an innovative RN-to-BSN program in development to begin in fall 2013; applications are currently being accepted.
The program responds to local, state and national recommendations to increase the proportion of BSN-prepared nurses through seamless academic progression between associate degree and BSN-completion programs.
Western's RN-to-BSN program is designed for nurses who have already completed their pre-licensure RN studies and need a program that will allow them to balance their continued professional education along with ongoing work and personal responsibilities.
There is a huge demand regionally and nationally for highly qualified, well-educated nurses. By 2020, an estimated 80 percent of nurses will be expected to have their BSN according to the 2010 Institute of Medicine report.
Approval and accreditation
Western is on target with approvals and accreditation. Western has received Northwest Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC) approval and will pursue the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accrediting application process to achieve accreditation prior to the first graduating class.