Program Overview

About Western’s RN-to-BSN Program

Offered through the Woodring College of Education, Western’s RN-to-BSN Program is based directly upon the collaboration between multiple educational institutions, healthcare advocates and practice partners. As a result of these collaborations, students experience a needs-driven, community-built model that allows them to engage directly with the public as they address issues of social justice and devise new ways of delivering healthcare.

This collaborative spirit is gaining national recognition as a state-of-the-art approach to nursing education.

Currently, we offer admission for Fall quarter on the main Bellingham campus. We admit students as a cohort and our program runs year-round (which includes Summer quarter).

The program may be taken either full-time (four quarters) or part-time (eight quarters). Part-time study may appeal to those new ADN graduates who are beginning nurse residencies! 

Full-time Plan of Study

Part-time Plan of Study

Mission Statement

Western Washington University’s nursing program advances excellence in nursing practice by inspiring nurses to develop their full potential through lifelong learning. Faculty, staff and students honor diversity, uphold social justice and advance system changes that promote healthy communities resulting in safe, high-quality health care for all.

Vision Statement

Western Washington University’s nursing program cultivates excellence in nursing leadership. By ensuring that all nurses have access to a continuum of nursing education, Western prepares nurse leaders to transform the future of healthcare through collaborative partnerships to promote healthy communities.