WSU Regents Approve Nursing Program Move to Kadlec


Kadlec Regional Medical Center will be the new home of the WSU nursing program. Below is the official news release from WSU:



RICHLAND, Wash. – The Washington State University Board of Regents this morning approved a lease agreement with Kadlec Regional Medical Center that will provide nursing students at WSU Tri-Cities with a new, larger home.


Kadlec will lease 10,000 square feet of space at one of its downtown Richland facilities to house the nursing program. Renovation and equipping of the space, supported primarily with private investments from the community’s health care industry, will provide much-needed classrooms as well as state-of-the-art simulation labs.


Community leaders, WSU Tri-Cities students, faculty and staff gathered in the space Thursday evening to celebrate the partnership with Kadlec and other donors to the project.


The regents also approved a flat fee for students enrolled exclusively in online courses on the WSU Global Campus. As a result, Global Campus students who are not residents on a physical WSU campus will pay a flat rate per credit hour for all online courses within a program of study.


In other business, the board approved WSU’s third-year accreditation report. WSU is one of 12 institutions selected by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities to participate in a pilot program that replaces an on-campus visit by the review team with a virtual tour and review process. That review will happen this spring.