Western’s RN-to-BSN Program currently admits twice yearly, Fall quarter in Bellingham and Spring quarter in Mount Vernon
Fall Quarter Deadline March 1st
Spring Quarter Deadline January 10th.
We are currently accepting applications for Spring 2017 (Mount Vernon campus)
For the upcoming 2017-18 academic year, there is a new Early FAFSA due date of October 1st. For more information click here
Western's FAFSA priority filing deadline is January 31, 2017
Offered through the Woodring College of Education, Western’s RN-to-BSN Program prepares nurses for administrative, management or other leadership roles, as well as enhances patient care and advocacy skills learned in pre-licensure nursing programs and work experience. The plan of study supports lifelong learning and the preparation of a nursing workforce that will transform the health of our communities. Students study topics such as social justice, nursing leadership, health policy and care coordination as they explore new industry challenges and the importance of nursing leadership in the face of health care transitions.
The post-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) follows the recommendations of the 2010 Institute of Medicine Report, The Future of Nursing Leading Change, Advancing Health, that by 2020, an estimated 80% of nurses will be expected to have their BSN. The program was designed to support nurses in completing their baccalaureate nursing education while balancing work, home and school responsibilities. The program is scheduled one day per week (8:30 am - 6:30 pm) and full time study consists of 11-12 credits per quarter, which is a hybrid framework of face-to-face and online learning.
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Western Washington University’s RN-to-BSN Program has received full accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the accrediting body of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC).
Western Washington University has been continuously accredited since 1921 by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Reaffirmation of Accreditation occurred in August 2011.