Welcome to Western Nursing!

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Western's unique program is for Registered Nurses (RNs) looking to advance their career with either a bachelor's or master's degree in nursing.


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Western's RN-to-Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is a bachelor’s degree completion program for registered nurse (RN) graduates of an associate degree community or technical college nursing program.

Master of Science in Nursing Leadership & Administration

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The MSN in Nursing Leadership and Administration readies students to lead in healthcare organizations and community settings. The curriculum aligns with the  American Organization of Nurse Leaders (AONL) Nurse Leader Core Competencies.

Master of Science in Nursing Education

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The MSN in Nursing Education empowers students to excel in educating future nurses, communities, nursing staff, and patients. The curriculum aligns with the National League of Nursing's (NLN) Nurse Educator Core Competencies.

Driven By Our Mission

Western’s Nursing Program prepares RNs to assume pivotal nursing roles while upholding the core values of courage, compassion, commitment, communication, and collaboration. Students are prepared to actively address historical injustices while promoting inclusivity and greater healthcare equity and justice. Faculty and staff have created a supportive, engaged, diverse learning community to provide a caring and nurturing environment.

 Hybrid & Flexible

Faculty take a unique approach by combining the convenience of online classes with immersive face-to-face sessions and hands-on training. This hybrid model allows you to manage your schedule while ensuring you gain real-world experience that sets you apart in your career. Through rigorous coursework, immersive practice experiences, and opportunities for community engagement, graduates will be well-prepared to address the evolving challenges and opportunities that shape modern nursing practice.

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New to Nursing?

If you are new to nursing and are not already a registered nurse (RN) or enrolled in an associate degree registered nursing program, then Western’s nursing program is not for you just yet.

Please contact our program coordinator to learn more about nursing education pathways. A list of programs in Washington who offer associate or bachelor’s degree in nursing for students new to the profession can be found on the WA State Board of Nursing website.

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