A nursing degree through Whitworth and Washington State University will put you at the forefront of transforming and improving healthcare in the United States, where nurses make up the largest group of healthcare providers. Pre-nursing at Whitworth will equip you with the solid foundation of a Christian liberal arts education and provide you the opportunity to be a part of Whitworth's community throughout the entirety of your undergraduate education.
Students will complete their general education and nursing prerequisite requirements at Whitworth before applying to the WSU College of Nursing, with which Whitworth is a founding partner. Those accepted to the College of Nursing then engage in a unique blend of coursework, clinical training and community engagement based out of the WSU Health Sciences campus in downtown Spokane. Students graduate with a bachelor of science in nursing from WSU.
Dual enrollment option
Upon acceptance to the College of Nursing, Whitworth students will have the option to transfer to WSU or be dual enrolled at both Whitworth and WSU. Students who choose dual enrollment will have the opportunity to take Whitworth seminar courses that explore the vocation of nursing along with topics such as faith and values, ethics, professionalism, vocational calling, job satisfaction, purpose and meaning in vocation, self-care, spiritual therapeutics for patients, resiliency, and holistic health and wellness. At graduation, dual enrollment students will receive their diploma and nursing degree from WSU and may participate in both commencement ceremonies. Whitworth students who do not wish to pursue dual enrollment will transfer to WSU for their nursing degree completion.