Walla Walla University

Nursing 2012-2013

Bachelor of Science

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Required Courses

University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
Anatomy and Physiology BI 231, 232, & 233 Anatomy and Physiology 12
Microbiology BI 234 Microbiology 5

CH 104 General Chemistry


CH 105 or 106 General Chemistry


FN 225 Nutrition

General Psychology

PSY 201A or 202A General Psychology



General Sociology SOC 204 or 205 General Sociology 4
Human Growth & Development PSY 215 Human Development 4

Choose 1:

A: MTH 105 Explorations in Mathematics or

MTH 111 College Algebra

& MTH 243 Statistics I


B: MTH 243 & 244


Writing/English Composition

WR 121, 122 & 123 or 222


Privilege and Oppression

SOC 206 Social Problems or

SOC 213 Diversity in the United States

Speech - public or small group

SP/COMM 111 Fundamentals of Speech


SP/COMM 215 Small Group Communications

History (US, Western, or World) Must have 3-4 cr. prereq for admission

2 courses from:

HST 101, 102, 103, 201, 202, 203

Humanities (fine arts, literature, philosophy) Must have 6 cr. prereq for admission

Choose courses to equal 12 credits from:

ART 101-103, MUS 201-203, PHL 201-204 ENG 104-106

Physical Education (activity courses) Select a minimum of 1, one-credit PE 185 activity courses 1

ENG 275 Bible as Literature or

R 210 World Religions

Not required for admission


* must be completed with a C or higher.



Walla Walla College is a Seventh-day Adventist college which welcomes any student wishing to obtain a quality education in a Christian environment. The college offers nursing courses at two sites. The main campus is located in College Place, Washington and at the Nursing Clinical Campus in Portland, Oregon.

The freshman and sophomore years of the nursing curriculum can be taken on the College Place, Washington campus or at a transferring institution and include a combination of general studies, nursing cognates, and nursing courses. The junior and senior years are taken on the Portland, Oregon campus and include nursing and general studies courses. The School of Nursing offers unique summer entry options for students who have completed the required prerequisites. Once admitted, these students can take sophomore nursing courses during the summer term on the Portland campus. An RN Plus option is also available on the Portland Campus for licensed RN's who have an associate degree or a diploma in nursing.

Admission - Portland Campus of Walla Walla

All prospective students must apply to both Walla Walla College and the School of Nursing (two different application forms). All admission files (including Portland applicants) are compiled and kept on the main campus in College Place, WA.

Application Deadlines:

Portland, Oregon - Summer Program: February 1

College Place, WA - Fall Term: April 15


  • For admission to the Portland campus, you must have a minimum GPA of 3.25; however, applicants with GPA's less than 3.4 are rarely accepted. Applicants with higher GPA's (without having to repeat courses) are given priority. Typically, the admitted student has:  A’s and B’s in Anatomy & Physiology/Chemistry/Microbiology, a GPA of 3.4 or above, admission test scores above the minimum, and never had a C- or below in a prerequisite course. 
  • For admission to the Walla Walla campus, you must have a GPA of 2.75
  • Have 3 letters of reference sent to the Admissions Office at the above address. (Nursing applicants require three references, not just one.) Locate the reference form; to print a copy at www.wwcc.edu/enrollment/apply or have your references fill in the on-line forms themselves at www.wwcc.edu/enrollment/reference.
  • Take nursing admission tests; you must have a current application on file before testing. In Portland, testing is scheduled from November through January with the Student Program Advisor at 503-251-6115 ext 7304. Tests must be paid for at time of testing; exact change is best.
    • Accuplacer online Reading Test (not timed) $10 cash
    • Accuplacer online Arithmetic Test (not timed) $10 cash
    • Health Sciences Reasoning Test (timed: 50 min) $10 cash
  • Licensed RN and LPN applicants have specific admission requirements listed in the WWC Bulletin.


  • To apply to the college, fill in the on-line form and have a credit card handy for the $40 application fee at: www.wwcc.edu/enrollment/apply/domestic/php or call 800-541-8900.
  • To apply to the School of Nursing (including Portland Campus) print the nursing application at www.wwcc.edu/2681.html. Fill out the form and send it to:
    • Walla Walla College Admissions Office 204 S College Ave. College Place, WA 99324
  • Send official copies of all transcripts (including high school, unless you have 90+ college credits) to the college Admissions Office at the above address. To check on your file, call 800-541-8900.

Financial Aid:


See current WWC Bulletin at www.wwcc.edu/academics/bulletins for further information.

College Place, WA Campus - contact:

Trudy Klein, RN, MS, Asst Professor of Nursing
Walla Walla College School of Nursing
204 S College Avenue
College Place, WA 99324
(509) 527-2461
E-mail: trudy.klein@wallawalla.edu

Portland, OR Campus - contact:

Jan Thurnhofer, RN, MN, Program Advisor
Walla Walla College School of Nursing
10345 SE Market Street Portland, OR 97216
(503) 251-6115 ext 7304
E-mail: jant@wallawalla.edu

PCC endeavors to create accurate transfer guides for students; however, requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with PCC advisors and their transfer institution to ensure that their academic plan will meet requirements and timelines.

Last updated: November 2012