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American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Rn-to-BSN Advising pdfAcademic and career advising are highly valued aspects of the RN-to-BSN Program at Western. Faculty and staff are dedicated to ensuring each student has a clear pathway to completing the program in a time that fits within a work, life, and school balance.

Mentorship in pursuing graduate education or further career advancement from faculty, a network program, and alumni provides Western RN-to-BSN students with the necessary skills for lifelong learning throughout their nursing practice.

Learn more about our program by clicking the Why a BSN? image.

Meet the Admission Criteria

  • A current, unencumbered Washington state RN license or eligibility for licensure is required.
  • Students must complete the pre-requisite courses as well as the University General University Requirements for graduation.  A direct transfer AA/AS degree or have a bachelor's degree will meet the University GUR's.
  • Graduating with the new state-wide nursing transfer degree (not to be confused with a pre-nursing transfer degree), the Associate in Nursing Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Ready Program (AN/DTA MRP) will satisfy all pre-requisite requirements.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher in all college course work.


Western’s RN-to-BSN Program invites you to schedule a one-on-one advising to learn more about the program, including:

  • How to apply to the program, tips and deadlines
  • Financial aid resources
  • Course requirements for admission

These can be done in person, by phone or online conference, and are a wonderful opportunity to meet program staff and to have your individual questions answered.

Group sessions are held with pre-licensure programs off campus as well.  Please contact us to schedule a session.