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School of Nursing

Fulfilling, challenging, even noble. These words and more describe what lies in store when you choose a career in nursing. With your degree from the Washburn University School of Nursing, not only will you be ready to provide quality care to those in need, you’ll be entering a profession cited as number one in growth according to the United States Department of Labor. The School of Nursing offers a variety of exceptional programs. And your Washburn University School of Nursing degree will have you thoroughly prepared, with the skills you need to truly make a difference. Is a fulfilling, challenging, and even noble career in nursing right for you? Learn more about our school and programs so you can make the right decision.

RN to BSN Online Program

An outstanding program for working professional nurses, our RN-to-BSN program allows for true work/life/school balance as you further your studies through an 18-month part-time program or optional 12-month full-time program. The exclusively online course of study gives you further freedom to learn at your own pace, and on your own timeline

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

A four-year program designed to prepare you to become a professional nurse, our BSN program actually consists of two distinct two-year sections. The first two years consist of general studies and prerequisite classes. Upon completion of those requirements and admittance into the School of Nursing, you’ll begin studies to prepare you as a generalist in the field. All successful students who complete the program are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to be licensed as a registered nurse.

LPN to BSN Program

Designed specifically for practical or vocational nurses who wish to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) this program is four academic years in length, including a clinical placement somewhere in the Northeast region of Kansas. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to be licensed as a registered nurse.

Why Washburn?

Affordable Education

More than $70 million in financial aid is available to students annually, plus $7.9 million in university scholarships and flexible in-state tuition rates.

Vibrant Campus Life

Choose from more than 100 on-campus clubs and organizations, plus a vast array of cultural and recreational opportunities both on campus and in the Topeka community.

A Vision for the Future

Our master plan includes improved facilities, a new School of Law, library renovations and a wide range of other initiatives designed to improve your Washburn experience.