Bio: Casey Shillam at WWU helps turn RNs into advanced-degree practitioners

Western Washington University's revitalized nursing program will graduate its inaugural class of 24 students in fall quarter 2014.

Four men and 20 women entered the program as registered nurses and are working toward their bachelors of science degrees in the field. The "RN-to-BSN" program began in autumn 2013 and is the first time that Western has offered nursing courses since the 1980s.