Master of Nursing

Advanced Practicum Placement and Compliance


The purpose of the Advanced Fieldwork/Practicum courses is to apply theoretical ideas examined throughout your course of study and to enhance skills and competencies in advanced nursing leadership roles serving particular populations of interest. The total hours/credits required for BNURS 503 or 505 are determined by the approved Scholarly Project and Curriculum Plan. 30 hours of activity satisfies 1 credit of registration.

Students will work with their faculty advisors to identify goals, objectives, field placements, and assignments related to fieldwork or practicum hours. It is expected that students initiate contact with faculty advisors to plan credits around electives and fieldwork/practicum.

BNURS 503/505 Registration Guidelines

Before being allowed to register for independent study in BNURS 503 or 505, you must provide the following to the vendor monitoring compliance:

  1. Proof of immunizations
  2. RN license (no copy needed; will be verified online with WA State)
  3. Photocopy of CPR card (BLS for Health Professionals or ACLS)
  4. Satisfactory background checks (instructions will be provided)
  5. Complete HIPAA training
  6. Complete other online requirements (Blood Borne Pathogens; Social Medial Policy)
  7. Completion of the following courses: BNURS 501, 504, 503 or 505 1 credit of introductory reading and planning.

Additional Requirements: Your tuition bill will reflect a one-time $35 clinical course fee charged for BNURS 503 or 505. The fee will be added to your tuition statement during the first quarter you are registered for this course. Certain agencies may have additional requirements pertinent to their mission. Some possibilities include: proof of current auto liability insurance; FBI background checks.

Need for an Automobile: Since BNURS 503 and 505 sites are highly individualized and can be scattered throughout multiple counties, assignments convenient to public transportation cannot be guaranteed. Access to an automobile is essential for the clinical portion of the program.

Examples of Approved Fieldwork

  • Observe and Participate in Sigma Theta Tau conference.
  • Participate in SeaMar Community Health Center: Community Health fair to explore WA State's Hispanic population regarding eye health care.
  • Observe and Participate in the development and implementation of WA Center for Nursing's state wide nursing recognition event.
  • Assist with planning, implementing and evaluating clinical groups of Nursing students at Everett Community College
  • Participate in a study abroad trip to experience first hand the educational and healthcare systems and how it compares and contrasts with the U.S. system.
  • Develop Skills in Data Collection by attending team meetings and trainings in data collection and conduct data collection at Marysville Care center.

Did You Know?

Nine out of 10 of UW Bothell students are from the state of Washington.