PROGRAM: Master
of Nursing & Swedish Medical Center

Starting on October 4, the University of Washington Bothell School of Nursing and Health Studies faculty offered its first class session of the Master of Nursing sited at Swedish Medical Center. This degree option has an emphasis on executive leadership and is delivered using hybrid sessions. This is an exciting learning model that provides access to an advanced UW graduate degree to highly skilled nurse managers who would otherwise have very limited access to classroom options to earn an advanced graduate degree. The hybrid model allows the School to maintain the UW Bothell MN commitment to a strong cohort experience. The program emphasizes in-person collaboration for experienced Swedish nurse managers. This first cohort is comprised of 15 RN’s each with 5 to 30+ in the field.

New electives support professional goals in executive leadership and have been developed jointly with the UW Bothell School of Business and the Computing and Software division faculty. New course offerings include:

  • Health Informatics
  • Introduction to Process Management and Decision Making
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Managing Fiscal Performance
  • Managing and Leading High Performance Teams

Students will also complete all core Master of Nursing courses at the Swedish site.  Those include nursing theory, leadership, diversity and social justice in healthcare, research, ethics and aesthetics, and healthcare policy. To complete the MN degree students carryout real-world fieldwork at community partner sites and develop an extensive learning portfolio to better define and understand their chosen professional role.

The efficient 7-quarter program uses a one-day-a-week course schedule (on-site 5 times during each 10 week quarter).  Additional online assignments and learning will build on the classroom experience.

FUN FACT: at the 2016 MN Orientation for all 36 entering RN’s, we counted up the years of nursing experience represented. The result—an amazing 447 years of expertise.