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Test Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program is designed to meet the educational needs of basic nursing students. The nursing curriculum builds on prerequisite and general university requirements to provide the professional knowledge, skills and values essential to nursing. The first two years of the curriculum are completed at Whitworth, while the last two are provided at the WSU College of Nursing, in Spokane, the Tri-Cities, or Yakima.

Mission Statement:
The Washington State University College of Nursing delivers excellent academic programs and engages in research and service in partnership with educational institutions and community stakeholders. Nursing and interprofessional education are delivered locally and globally to advance nursing science, education and practice to enhance health and quality of life. The college functions as an integrated multi-campus system. Working across campuses, educational, research and service initiatives strengthen the assets of each campus as well as the College of Nursing as a whole.


Criteria for admission include:

  • cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in courses prerequisite to the upper division nursing major. Minimum acceptable grade in a prerequisite course is 2.0
  • junior standing (60 semester/90 quarter hours)
  • favorable evaluation of all information in the application file by the Undergraduate Admission and Academic Standards Committee at the College of Nursing
  • A personal interview will be considered as part of the admission process.