RN-to-BSN Program

  • RN-to-BSN Program First Cohort

Western's RN-to-BSN Program has received accreditation from both CCNE and NCQAC

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Western Washington University is accredited by the Commission Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington DC  20063, (202) 887-6791.  The RN-to-BSN Program is accredited through October 31, 2019.  




It is critical that nurses be prepared to meet new demands in health care: an increasingly diverse population, the largest health care overhaul in recent history, and higher complexity in patient needs.

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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See our "How to Apply" page under Application and Admission*  We will accept the supplemental materials until June 8th.  


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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