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EWU Nursing Program Classes Begin Fall 2023

The newly launched EWU Nursing 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. EWU Nursing will accept 40 admissions spots each Fall and Spring starting in 2023.

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. The Nursing BSN degree provides transformative educational experiences to create a culture of excellence in the art and science of nursing. 

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.

How You Can Make an Impact

Giving Opportunities

Nursing Program Naming Opportunity

Nursing Program Naming Opportunity

$5 million

Center of Excellence: Medical Simulation Suites

Center of Excellence: Medical Simulation Suites


25 Endowed Scholarships

25 Endowed Scholarships

$50,000 each

5 Faculty Endowed Positions

5 Faculty Endowed Positions

$250,000 each

Center for Excellence Includes:

Two medical simulation suites and a nursing skills lab mimic hospital rooms and include human patient simulators, hospital furnishings, equipment and the necessary technology to run realistic and diverse healthcare scenarios, and record them for learning.

  • A 5-bed nursing skills lab where up to 20 students can practice and learn a wide range of skills and techniques. 
  • 2 medical simulation suites with a control room to run high-fidelity simulation scenarios. 
  • 3 diverse, adult manikins plus 2 geriatric manikins 
  • Youth manikin 
  • Baby birthing simulation package and equipment 
  • Furniture, including hospital beds and other equipment 
Eastern received support from the Washington State Legislature in 2022 to create a cutting-edge nursing education center with advanced technology. EWU is leveraging this support with private fundraising to ensure our nursing graduates have an optimal environment that positions them to be the providers of the future.

Why Support Nursing at EWU?

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.

Job Opportunities

A nationwide Nursing shortage means there are positions in diverse health care specialties waiting to be filled.

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.

Contact Us

If you're interested in supporting the Nursing program or would like more information please contact us.

Kaarin Appel

Kaarin Appel

EWU Director of Philanthropy, CHSPH


Donna Bachand

Donna Bachand

Department Chair for Nursing