Bachelor of Science in Nursing (First Year Entry)


The 2014 First Year Entry RN to BSN Inaugural Class

The First Year Entry RN to BSN degree program is designed only for freshman (first year) applicants who choose to complete their nursing prerequisites as an admitted UW Bothell student and are willing to study off site at our partner institution for two years. If you are taking college coursework while in high school to prepare for nursing, please see our curriculum requirements.

Note: International and internal UWB students are not eligible to apply to this program see your pre-major or international student advisor for more information.

Minimum Admissions Requirements to Apply to the Nursing Major

  1. Must qualify as a first-year applicant.
  2. Must meet the UW Bothell first-year admission requirements.
  3. Completion of UW Bothell College Academic Degree Requirements (advanced high school studies in areas such as Chemistry, Biology, Physics and math are encouraged).
  4. Official SAT or ACT scores with the Writing section.
  5. University Personal Statement, Nursing Goal Statement, and Journal of Activities and Accomplishements.
  6. Two Online Nursing Major Recommendation Forms.
  7. Completion of Nursing Math Proficiency at the time of application; not in progress.
  8. A minimum 2.0 in all earned college credit (for those who have earned college credit).

The Nursing Major Admissions Review:  Applicants are assessed holistically, using multiple benchmarks, which include qualitative and quantitative achievements. Entry into the degree program is competitive.

Attention Running Start Students: The admissions committee seeks to admit applicants who intend to complete the nursing prerequisite coursework as an admitted student in the program; not prior. Any coursework earned for a colllege grade must have a final grade of 2.0 or higher. If you choose complete most, if not all the nursing prerequisites prior to admissions that are included in this program the first year, you should consider applying directly to RN nursing school at a university or to a community college RN program for later application to our RN to BSN program as a nursing transfer student. Learn more at the curriculum site.

At a minimum, it is the expectation that students complete all the sciences (chemistry and biology), statistics and Composition II at UW Bothell for the first time, not as a repeated course taken for college credit in high school).  If an applicant has completed common nursing prerequisites, they are encouraged to apply directly to an RN training program of a community college or University that offers RN education.

Admitted students must pass state and national background checks, be in compliance with the required immunizations and meet the required nursing essentials of EVCC and UWB each institution. These items will not be checked until partway through the program. Failure to meet any one of the items may result in rescinding of admissions offer.