RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Students preparing for a degree in nursing

The program is designed for licensed RNs who wish to earn their bachelor’s degree. You may start the program in spring, fall or summer.

Application deadlines are:

  • Fall and summer: Jan. 15
  • Spring: Aug. 20

WSU awards 32 credits toward completion of your BSN degree for passing the NCLEX and maintaining an active RN license. The remaining senior year (30 credits) may be completed full-time or part-time. The program builds on the RN foundation and includes course work in assessment, research, informatics, leadership, management, ethics, mental health and community health. View course work

The program is flexible, with just one on campus meeting per semester that brings together all students enrolled in all courses for dynamic, interactive learning events. This one required on-campus day will be scheduled for Tuesday of the third week of the term. All students enrolled in all courses will meet together on that day.

You may complete clinical course work at a variety of sites. Border Bill students may complete clinicals in either Oregon or Washington if they have a Washington license.

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For further details, see the prerequisites page. For complete information, such as nursing scholarships, see the systemwide WSU College of Nursing website.

Careers and salary

Bachelor-prepared nurses work in a variety of settings: hospitals, psychiatric/mental health settings, skilled living facilities, outpatient clinics, home health, public health and schools.

Salary varies by location and specialty, but most BSN-prepared nurses can expect an average starting salary of $55,000–$60,000.

Ready to apply?

Contact an academic advisor and see Steps to Apply.