Welcome to the College of Nursing. We encourage you to advance your nursing career through one of our undergraduate or graduate degree programs.
Our newest degree program, the doctorate of nursing practice, was added fall 2012. The DNP offers the following three specializations: family nurse practitioner, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist in advanced population health.
At the master’s level, the Master of Nursing in advanced population health is offered. APH specialization options include: clinical nurse specialist, nurse educator and nurse administrator. An APH individualized program of study is also offered.
For current RNs seeking an undergraduate degree, the Bachelor of Science in nursing (RN-BSN) is available.
WSU nursing faculty members are active in research and service while teaching and mentoring students. Current faculty research projects include cultural safety, cultural competency, working with developmentally disabled youth and their families, the use of electronic medical records in rural facilities, 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.
We employ 10 full-time nursing faculty, multiple part-time nursing faculty and four full-time staff who work together to support our educational and research missions.
Please explore our website and contact the Vancouver nursing office for more information about the many opportunities available to you.
Ginny Guido, J.D., M.S.N., R.N., F.A.A.N.