Welcome to WSU College of Nursing! We encourage you to advance your nursing career through one of the undergraduate or graduate nursing degree programs offered at Washington State University-Vancouver.
The newest degree program, the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.), was launched in the fall 2012. This advanced practice clinical degree has three tracks: family nurse practitioner, psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner, and advanced population health. Students may be admitted to these programs either post-baccalaureate or post-master’s degree. Full and part-time study are available at the post-baccalaureate level and part-time study at the post-master’s level.
The Advanced Population Health program is also offered at the master’s level and has four tracks: advanced population health, nursing education, nursing leadership, or an individualized program of study. Both the nursing leadership and nursing education tracks build on the APH core courses and have additional courses specializing in either teaching/education or leadership/nursing administration. Post-master’s certificates for nursing education and nursing leadership are offered as well.
For current registered nurses seeking an undergraduate baccalaureate degree, the post-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (R.N.-B.S.N.) program of study is available.
Nursing faculty at WSU Vancouver are active in research and service while teaching and mentoring students. Current faculty research projects include cultural safety, cultural competency, application of the digital story, working with developmentally challenged youth and their families, pharmaceutical regulations for nurse practitioners, and patient safety and the reduction of medical malpractice liability. Students have the opportunity to work with faculty research projects as they complete a degree program. The nursing department consists of 10 full-time nursing faculty, multiple part-time nursing faculty and four full-time staff members who work together to support educational and research missions.
Please explore the website and contact the WSU Vancouver nursing office for more information about the many opportunities that may be available to you.
Linda Eddy, PhD, RN, CNS