University of Washington Bothell

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion program was developed by the University of Washington, Seattle's School of Nursing and was first offered at the University of Washington, Bothell in 1992.

The program is accredited as part of the University of Washington School of Nursing and awards a University of Washington degree. We combine the UW School of Nursing's acclaimed professional program with the University of Washington, Bothell's well-rounded arts and sciences curriculum, building a foundation of knowledge in nursing science, humanities and social sciences, and related professional course work. Critical thinking, decision making, and oral and written communication skills are emphasized.

The Nursing Program at UWB is committed to providing access. It is based on an understanding that the student is a practicing nurse who must balance professional and personal responsibilities with educational pursuits. The UWB program offers:

  • Part-time and full-time study options, 1-2 days per week either option.
  • A program that values professional experience.
  • A program that fosters the application of course content to your professional practice.
  • An opportunity to explore your own interests.
  • Preparation for graduate education.


Professor Mary Baroni, Ph.D., 1988, Cornell University; human development and family studies


Associate Professor Carol J. Leppa, Ph.D., 1990, University of Illinois at Chicago; nursing science

Associate Professor Mary E. Abrums, Ph.D., 1995, University of Washington; sociocultural anthropology

Associate Professor Andrea Kovalesky, Ph.D., 1997, University of Washington; nursing

Associate Professor Suzanne Sikma, Ph.D., 1994, University of Washington; nursing

Assistant Professor Selena Mohammed, Ph.D., 2004, University of Washington; nursing

Assistant Professor Heidi Petry, Ph.D., 2000, University of Washington; nursing

Assistant Professor Linda Westbrook, Ph.D., 1994, University of Washington; nursing

Admission Requirements

  1. Associate degree or diploma in nursing
  2. Proof of current licensure for practice as a Registered Nurse in Washington State
  3. A minimum of 80 quarter credits
  4. Successful completion of NCLEX-RN Exam
  5. Two years of a single foreign language in high school or two quarters of a single foreign language in college
  6. Two years of high school algebra or intermediate algebra in college (the University of Washington does not grant credit for intermediate algebra, but successful completion of a course at or above this level is required of all students admitted)
  7. English Composition 5 credits
  8. Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (Humanities) 15 credits
  9. Individuals & Society (Social Sciences) 15 credits
  10. Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (College Algebra or above, or Logic) 5 credits
  11. Statistics 3 to 5 credits
  12. Inorganic chemistry 5 credits
  13. Microbiology 3 to 5 credits
  14. Anatomy & Physiology 10 to 12 credits (may be taken by Excelsior Proficiency Exams)
  15. A grade of 2.0 or higher is required in each Nursing Program prerequisite, and applicants must show evidence of good academic standing (an overall transfer grade-point average of 2.0 or higher) to be considered for admission.

Program Structure


Transfer Credit


NCLEX-RN Exam Credits


Upper-Division Nursing Courses


Non-Nursing UWB Electives




Graduation Requirements

  • 180 or more total credits
  • 90 credits must be upper division (300-400 level)
  • Completion of last 45 credits at UWB
  • Overall grade-point average of 2.0 or higher
  • Completion of all admission and program requirements, as outlined above.

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