Bachelor of Science in Nursing (First Year Entry)


Male NurseThe freshman and sophomore curriculum includes the nursing school prerequisite coursework. The curriculum is designed for freshman applicants who choose to complete their nursing prerequisites which are integrated into the BSN degree program of the University of Washington Bothell campus.

Running Start students and those who choose to earn college credit while in high school, and complete most, if not all the nursing prerequisites prior to admissions, should consider applying directly to nursing school at a university that offers a nursing program for RN licensure as part of a BSN or at community college nursing program for later application to our RN to BSN program as a nursing transfer student.

Students who would like to take college coursework while in high school should focus on general college courses that improve quantitative competency such as college algebra, pre-calculus or calculus, and statistics; courses that prepare students to take the nursing sciences such as general physics, introduction to biology, or nutrition; and courses that increase academic reading, writing, and oral communication skills. It is noteworthy to add that an applicant can be competitive without having completed college coursework by completing courses offered in high school that focus on the aforementioned academics.