Bachelor of Science (BSN)
An agreement referred to as the Intercollegiate Nursing Alliance allows for admission of a select proportion of students from three partner universities (Washington State University, Eastern Washington University and Whitworth University) into the upper division portion of the nursing program. This agreement is based on a long-standing collaboration between these universities. Alliance students take lower-division classes at a partner university and upper-division nursing courses at the Washington State University College of Nursing.
General Admissions Requirements for Nursing
Admission to the upper division, nursing major taught in the WSU College of Nursing is based upon evaluation of the student’s entire application, including academic record, GPA and personal interview. The number of applicants to the WSU College of Nursing may exceed the number that can be admitted; therefore, no assurance can be given that all applicants admitted to Eastern Washington University and successfully completing the lower-division requirements would be admitted to the nursing major. Applicants must complete 90 acceptable quarter credits from Eastern Washington University. The credits must include courses that meet general education core requirements university, competencies and proficiencies, university graduation requirements (the EWU senior capstone is waived), and the prerequisite courses for the nursing program. Approximately 650 basic and registered nurse students are enrolled in the baccalaureate, nursing program. The undergraduate program is for students initiating the study of nursing and for registered nurses who wish to obtain a baccalaureate degree in nursing. For more information please contact GUAA.
Instructional programs are conducted at the baccalaureate level to develop responsible citizens and to provide the professional knowledge, skills and values essential to the practice of nursing throughout our global society. The undergraduate curriculum includes both liberal arts education and preparation as a generalist in the practice of nursing.
New Requirements for the College of Nursing for Spring 2014 Admission
- TEAS Testing: TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is a proctored online multiple choice exam that measures entry level skills and abilities (science, math, language and reading language)of nursing program applicants. Prospective students must score at the proficient, advanced or exemplary level to be eligible for admission.
- A proctored writing exam will be given to students during the personal interview process.
- Fifty hours of volunteer/work experience in the healthcare or related setting.
After admission and prior to registration at the WSU College of Nursing, basic students are required to submit evidence of First Aid and CPR (must be Adult, Infant and Child) certification. CPR certification must also be updated annually unless the initial card is valid for two years. HLED 194 provides both certifications.
Required courses in the following program of study may have prerequisites. Reference the course description section for clarification.
EWU Nursing Prerequisite Courses1
|BIOL 232||HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY NON-BIOL MAJORS||5|
|BIOL 233||HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY NON-BIOL MAJORS||5|
|BIOL 234||HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY NON-BIOL MAJORS||5|
|BIOL 235||ELEMENTARY MEDICAL MICROBIOLOG||5|
|CHEM 161||GENERAL CHEMISTRY FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCES||5|
|CHEM 162||ORGANIC CHEMISTRY FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCES||5|
|CHEM 163||BIOCHEMISTRY FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCES||5|
|CSBS 320||INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES||5|
|PSYC 100||GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY||5|
|PSYC 201||LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT||4|
|SOCI 101||INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY||5|
|or SOCI 263||SOCIAL PROBLEMS|