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- Aug 23, '11 by roser13What is a wsu tricites?Sounds kind of like a disease
- Aug 23, '11 by Cristae"wsu tricites" Do you mean WSU Tri-Cities? There is a nursing school there. I'm just trying to figure out what you mean.
- Aug 23, '11 by puppies1123yes that is the school I am talking about.
- Aug 23, '11 by CristaeWell WSU Washington State University is in Pullman Washington. But their nursing school is in Spokane Washington. The Tri-Cities are near to Pullman. There are a lot of community college nursing programs in the Tri-Cities area, but none are 4 year universities.
- Aug 24, '11 by Reno1978WSU Tri-Cities has a BSN program. The classrooms are satellite rooms that you attend and interact with faculty in Spokane and clinicals are done here locally.
It's a traditional program, just that certain classes you see the instructor on a screen instead of in person. I have some friends that just started - is there anything specific you want to ask?
- Aug 28, '11 by puppies1123Im just wondering if there is ever a problem with comprehending the information taught since its not in a traditional classroom. What happens when you need help but the teacher is a city away? I'm sure the students rely heavily on eachother for support. I have looked online and the program seems expensive yet some say it isn't so am i right in assuming that out of all the nursing schools in washington wsu is the cheapest?
- Apr 19, '12 by LongingToLeave509Quote from puppies11231. Pullman is NOT that close to the Tri-Cities.Hello I was wondering if anyone can tell me how wsu tricites is conducted? I do know its via satelite but other than that I really dont understand how its suppose to work. Does anyone have any experiance and is willing to share?
2. There are NOT a lot of nursing programs in the Tri-Cities area. There is an Associates RN program at Columbia Basin College, and the BSN program at WSU Tri-Cities. CBC accepts about 60 students 1x per year. If you want to drive an hour or more in each direction, there are associates programs in Yakima, Walla Walla, Moses Lake and Pendleton. There is an associates LPN program at Heritage in Toppenish? I think it's in Toppenish.
3. WSU is fairly expensive, it will be more expensive than a community college and even more expensive for out-of-state students. There have recently been tuition hikes due to Washington State's budget difficulties. Expect more budget cuts and tuition hikes in the near future.
4. I don't believe any college would leave you high and dry - from what I've heard, classes held at the satellite campuses are interactive, so you can speak to your instructor. If not, there's always email. Worst case scenario, you figure it out on your own - or figure out how to figure it out on your own. I've met too many students lately who can't figure out how to figure out anything on their own, in which case they probably shouldn't be pursuing a career in nursing because I'm sure they won't be able to find a job where they can have someone hold their hand through every step of their career.
- Apr 22, '12 by TristanNicoleI'm currently a student at WSU spokane. WSU Tri-cities is exactly the same as WSU Spokane and WSU Yakima, we have all our classes together. Tri cities and Yakima are satellite but you are able to interact with the teacher during lecture, you just speak up and they will stop to let you ask your question. The instructors do most of their lectures from Spokane, obviously, but they do make a few trips per semester and lecture from the satellite sites. Since I'm in Spokane i don't know the issues involved with being at a satellite site, but its seems like for most students its not that big of a deal.