Bachelor of Science in Nursing (First Year Entry)

Degree Overview

What to Expect:
Degree Expectations and Requirements

Nursing is a service oriented, inherently stressful profession with a high degree of responsibility to the health care consumer. In light of these facts, the First Year Entry RN to BSN course of study at UW Bothell and its partner institution, the Everett Community College Nursing Program are demanding, and the standards of academic, testing and professional performance are high.

Successful completion of the degree program depends not only on sound study habits, but also on the ability to have quantitative competency, communicate clearly, do complex problem solving, critical thinking and priority setting in difficult situations.

The professional nature of nursing, coupled with the responsibility for public safety has led to the following requirements and those found in the handbook and written guidelines of each school’s nursing program.

Transfer in coursework from college high school programs such as Running Start: Students must complete all the sciences at UW Bothell as part of the degree program for the first-time; not as repeated coursework already completed as part of a college in the high school program. The science courses are Chemistry (BCHEM 115), Major Cellular Biology (BBIO 240), Anatomy and Physiology (BBIO 241 and BBIO 242) and Microbiology (BBIO 260). Learn more.

Summary of requirements to expect:

  1. Maintain a cumulative college GPA of 2.85 in all pre-nursing coursework of the first five quarters at UWB.
  2. Achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0 in each English Composition course.
  3. Achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 in each course in the program.
  4. Achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.85 in the four biology courses.
    1.  BBIO 240, 241, 242 and 260.
  5. Passage of the assigned National League of Nursing Pre-Entrance Exam at the end of year one.
  6. Successful completion of the Associate Degree in Nursing Program from Everett Community College.
  7. Passage of the NCLEX RN exam and subsequent WA State RN licensure.
  8. Completion of all nursing compliance requirements as outlined at each institution. This includes immunizations, background checks, CPR certification, HIPPA training.  
  9. Meet UW Bothell RN to BSN academic requirements senior year.
  10. Meet the EvCC Nursing Essential Qualifications and UWB Professional Nursing Behaviors.
Voted and Approved by the School of Nursing and Health Studies BSNCC 03/12/2015