Nursing at EWU

Caring for People Across the Continuum of Life

Eastern Washington University is launching 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.

Applications are Now Being Accepted

An inaugural cohort of 40 students will be accepted for the fall semester of 2023. The application for fall will close on Feb. 17 at 11:59 p.m. Another 40 students will be admitted for spring 2024.

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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 for an aging population and and nursing services for residents of rural communities.

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.

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Our Values

Person-centered care

Holistic Care




Evidence-based practice

Information Session

Save the Date!

April 26, 2023, time and location (Cheney Campus) TBA.

Students applying for spring 2024 should plan to attend.

Information sessions will be held on a regular basis, with dates and times posted on this site. Sessions will detail the holistic admissions process, interview preparation and selection process. If you are interested in applying to the program, please attend a corresponding session.