School of Nursing and Health Studies

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (First Year Entry)

Do you want to be directly admitted into a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing program as a freshman student? Are you looking for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program that allows you to earn your Registered Nursing license as part of the degree rather than after you graduate? And, would you like to earn a year of college credit that is applied toward your degree requirements for having completed the Registered Nursing license your junior year saving you tuition and time? If so, apply to our First Year Entry RN-to-BSN degree program.

This pathway is direct-admission into our RN-to-BSN degree program for first year (freshman) students. This pathway allows students to earn their RN licensure junior year. Whereas in traditional BSN degree programs, RN licensure is earned after graduation. Not only do students graduate from this degree program with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, but as Registered Nurse!

How it Works

The First Year Entry RN-to-BSN is an integrated degree program for high school graduates and those holding a high school diploma with no prior college credits (senior summer quarter credits after graduation included). It combines associate and baccalaureate degree education which allows students the opportunity to pursue a Registered Nursing license as part of the BSN rather than after the completion of the degree.

Students study at two college campuses graduating from the degree program with an RN License, an Associate in Nursing Degree from EvCC and a Bachelor of Science Degree from UW Bothell. At UW Bothell, students complete the university general education and nursing prerequisites the first year. Years two and three students take professional nursing courses and complete clinicals in the EvCC Nursing Program in preparation to take the Washington State Registered Nursing Licensing Exam. Upon successful passage of the state RN licensing exam, students complete the final year of academic nursing studies back at UW Bothell.

Learn More

To learn more, you can see if you qualify for the First-Year Entry Bachelor of Science program, study the curriculum and course schedule you would have once admitted, or learn about the other option for obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UW Bothell.


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