University of Washington School of Nursing Tops the U.S. News and World Report's Best Grad Schools in nursing list; Washington State University, Gonzaga University, Pacific Lutheran University, Seattle University and Seattle Pacific University also on the list
APIN-WA Co-Principal Investigator Mary Baroni and Co-Lead Jennifer Capelo Present at the Community College Presidents' National Meeting on Academic Progression in Nursing on April 9
Click here to download the PDF of the slides used during their presentation, and click to read stories of Stephene Swift and Justin Gill, two current RN-BSN students as they transition from RN to BSN.
Washington State has 39 nursing programs that are approved by the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC - WA State's board of nursing). Program expansion in recent years has been substantial: graduates of RN programs have nearly doubled since 2001. However, prospects for further expansion are limited due to the current economic crisis and shortages of faculty and clinical sites.
You have various options to develop your career as a nurse. Which path you choose will depend on a combination of factors, including your location (or ability to relocate), which career you are planning (see Roles in Nursing), your financial means, acceptance into a nursing program, and many others.
"It's so rewarding watching my students grow and knowing that my career as a nurse is benefiting them."