An Overview of the Degree Program
The First Year Entry RN to BSN degree program functions much like a dual-enrollment program in that two years of off-site study are required at our partner institution.
Once admitted, students do not need compete for a seat at the EvCC nursing program or back in our existing RN to BSN degree program. Furthermore, students remain a UW Bothell student throughout the program (while at Everett Community College).
Off-site course study is required because the UW Bothell campus does not have the RN nursing coursework or training facilities, only the academic nursing prerequisites and senior year of academic nursing coursework. However, our partner institution has state of the art facilities to train future RNs ready to complete their BSN once RN licensed.
Students complete the necessary curriculum of pre-nursing prerequisites and university general education requirements the first five quarters on campus at UWB. The next two years of study are off-site at EVCC.
At EVCC that students complete the training for the RN licensure while also earning an Associate Degree in Nursing in preparation to complete the RN-NCLEX and return to complete senior year at UW Bothell.
Students are alloted a quarter break immediately following completion of the nursing courses at Everett to study and complete the Washington State NCLEX-RN licensing exam to become a Registered Nurse (RN).
Students emerge from the First Year Entry RN to BSN degree program as a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, a recognized stepping stone to a promising career in nursing.
Note: If you do not qualify as a first-year student (freshman), you cannot apply to the First-Year Entry BSN degree program. Please consider the RN-to-BSN degree program instead.