Master of Nursing


Details on the Degree Program

The Master of Nursing (MN) program at the University of Washington Bothell prepares nurses for advanced leadership roles in health care practice, education, administration, community, and research settings. Combinations of core courses, advanced practicum projects, and elective credits support a wide range of nursing interests that allow you to individualize your degree to support your career goals. Designed for the professional nurse, the program can be completed while working full-time.

The MN curriculum is focused on leadership in practice, research, and education. At UW Bothell the core curriculum includes nursing research, analysis of health systems, health policy, health disparities, and ethics. The curriculum has a strong emphasis on mentoring with faculty and in practicum assignments.

Students are admitted each fall within a cohort model. In the second year students direct their own fieldwork with an emphasis on professional development and leadership training. More details about the course schedule are available in the curriculum section.

Program Objectives (what students in the program will learn)

Graduates of the Master of Nursing program are able to:

  • Evaluate the adequacy of underlying knowledge from nursing science, related fields, and professional foundations as it informs advanced practice.
  • Competently assess, manage health-related issues with a defined population or care system, and evaluate the effectiveness of these nursing practices.
  • Utilize knowledge and skills in professional practice among diverse and multi-cultural populations.
  • Demonstrate competence in development of inquiry relevant to practice, education, or administration.
  • Develop and utilize leadership strategies that foster improvement of healthcare.
  • Articulate ethical issues and responsibilities involved in nursing practice.

Program Location and Class Day

Classes are held on the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) campus and at our new site in Everett, WA.  The UW Bothell classes meet in a block schedule with morning and afternoon classes on Fridays, typically 8:30 am-11:20 am and 12:30 pm-3:20 pm.  In Everett, date and time of classes will feature a hybrid schedule--great in-person sessions with similar meeting times every other week of the quarter.

Program Start

Applications are due March 1st 

Interested in applying? A new MN class is admitted every autumn quarter (September) within a cohort model. Please consult the MN Admissions section and consider attending an information session or scheduling a one-on-one appointment to find out more details and to have your questions answered.

Elective course work may be started prior to formal admission to the program by taking classes as a graduate non-matriculated (GNM) student. GNM status allows the student to earn up to 12 graduate-level credits that may be applied to a graduate degree if the student is later admitted. Note that there is a six-year time limit for acceptance of courses taken in GNM status.

Program Completion

The MN program is designed for part-time study. Classes meet in a block on Fridays (5-8 credits per quarter) over 7 quarters. Curricula for the 7 quarter option and an 11 quarter option are available in the curriculum section.

Program Cost

Current UW Bothell tuition rates are posted in the tuition rates section. Financial aid and scholarships for nurses may be available; be sure to consult the Nursing Program's list of funding opportunities for further details.

For More Information

More information about the School of Nursing and Health Studies at UW Bothell may be found at For more information on the MN degree and admissions, please contact our staff at 425.352.5376 or .

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