Nursing at EWU

Caring for People Across the Continuum of Life

College of Distinction badgeEastern Washington University launched a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in fall 2023. The program, resulting from extensive planning and collaboration with healthcare industry partners, is designed to prepare nurses to meet the diverse healthcare needs region-wide.

The Nursing BSN degree provides transformative educational experiences to create a culture of excellence in the art and science of nursing. The program will prepare students for a rewarding career in nursing at a time when there is a critical shortage of nurses throughout the state and nation. Our graduates will be lifelong learners prepared to practice with integrity and compassion as they care for people across their lifespans in various healthcare settings.

Fall 2024 & Spring 2025 Application cycle is closed and all applicants have been notified of their status.

Fall 2025 and Spring 2026 applications will open on December 1st, 2024.

Information Session

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN) at Eastern Washington University is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

What Makes Eastern’s Program Unique?

Personalized Instruction: Professors with extensive nursing expertise will lead small-size classes enhanced by clinical placements and simulation technology to ready students for a wide range of real-world scenarios.

Collaboration: Eastern’s nursing program is housed inside the SIERR Building in the University District, and is part of the growing “Health Peninsula” in Spokane. This unique location creates the optimal hub for research, development and advancement of health sciences — and builds upon partnerships with nearby hospitals, clinics and health education centers to create a comprehensive learning experience.

Holistic Admission: Healthcare providers overwhelmingly expressed a need for more diversity in nursing to better serve patients from a variety of backgrounds. EWU’s Nursing Program looks beyond standardized test scores and GPA to assess applicants based on the whole of their education, community service and personal experience.

Emphasis on Emerging Needs: Eastern’s program emphasizes care across the lifespan and nursing services for residents of rural and underserved urban populations.

SIERR Building, Spokane, WA

Why Study Nursing at EWU?

We are dedicated to student success and academic excellence.

Top Education

Track record in educating the top providers in Dental Hygiene, Physical, Occupational and Speech therapies.

Workforce Needs

Continuing 140-plus year tradition of educating top professionals.

Career Preparation

Longtime proven success in preparing pre-nursing students for admission to competitive programs.

Cutting-edge Classes

Offers hands-on learning enhanced by clinical placements and simulation technology with support systems for students.

Affordable Degrees

Provides quality degrees for high-demand fields at an affordable price.

Nursing Partnerships

Receives the full support of healthcare partners, collaborating universities and the state of Washington.

Financial Aid

A degree from EWU is within your financial reach. EWU has the lowest in-state tuition of any public university in Washington.

Estimated Costs & Scholarship Calculators

75% of applicants receive some financial aid. For priority consideration, apply for scholarships and financial aid before Feb.1.

ScholarshipsApply for Financial Aid

EWU Army ROTC - Nursing Scholarship

ROTC has full-tuition scholarships towards Pre-Nursing and nursing school here at EWU. After graduation, those that accept this scholarship will help take care of U.S. Army soldiers and their families in a military hospital. Click here for more information about the scholarship and this nursing career opportunity: Nursing Scholarship – EWU Army ROTC.

Our Values

Person-centered care

Holistic Care




Evidence-based practice

Information Session

WHO: Students interested in applying for the EWU Nursing program.


WHERE: Cheney Campus

WHAT: The session will cover admissions requirements, the holistic admissions process, interview preparation and the selection process.