RN-to-BSN Program

  • RN-to-BSN Program First Cohort

Western's RN-to-BSN Program is expanding to Skagit Valley College Campus and will be offering Spring 2016 Admission.

“By expanding Western’s RN-to-BSN program to the Skagit Valley College Campus, we hope to aid in meeting the need for a nursing workforce prepared with the necessary skills for addressing issues of quality and safety and social justice in the delivery of nursing care. As healthcare delivery rapidly shifts from hospital-based to population-based care, the additional knowledge gained with a baccalaureate degree prepares nurses to lead this change,” said Casey Shillam, Western’s RN-to-BSN academic program director.

Applications will open in October and priority deadline will be January 15th.  


Offered through the Woodring College of Education, Western’s RN-to-BSN Program 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.


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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.



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