Nursing and Health Studies Program

Mission Statement

UW Bothell Campus Mission

UW Bothell holds the student-faculty relationship to be paramount. We provide access to excellence in higher education through innovative curricula, interdisciplinary teaching and research, and a dynamic community of multicultural learning. Read more about the Campus Mission, Vision and Core Values.

Nursing Program Vision Statement

Approved January 16, 2008

The University of Washington Bothell Nursing Program provides access to exemplary RN to BSN completion and Master of Nursing education in the North Puget Sound Region.  A program that is student-centered is paramount to our success.

Fundamental to our vision of nursing is an understanding of community at local, national, and international levels.  Community partnerships help us prepare our students for leadership roles in practice, education, research, and policy.  By building and maintaining an inclusive learning environment we reflect our commitment and responsibility to our students and the communities served.

Faculty practice, scholarship, and service goals integrate the development of innovative curricula with interdisciplinary teaching and research.  Promoting optimal health and achieving personal and professional fulfillment as health care providers, educators, scholars, and researchers are vital to the mission of UW Bothell Nursing.

Nursing Program Learning Goals

Approved February 2010

The UW Bothell RN-to-BSN Program and the UW Seattle School of Nursing share common accreditation with the  Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education(CCNE). Therefore we also share common BSN learning goals. Our goals for BSN education are to prepare our graduates to :

  1. Integrate concepts from the Arts and Sciences in promoting health and managing complex nursing care situations.
  2. Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision, and oversight of nursing practice in a variety of settings.
  3. Translate principles of patient safety and quality improvement into the delivery of high quality of care.
  4. Appraise, critically summarize and translate current evidence into nursing practice.
  5. Integrate knowledge, processes, and skills from nursing science; information and patient care technologies; and communication tools to facilitate clinical decision-making, and the delivery of safe and effective nursing care.
  6. Describe the effects of health policy, economic, legal, political, and socio-cultural factors on the delivery of and advocacy for equitable health care.
  7. Demonstrate effective professional communication and collaboration to optimize health outcomes.
  8. Deliver and advocate for health promotion and disease prevention strategies at the individual, family, community and population levels.
  9. Demonstrate value-based, professional behaviors that integrate altruism, autonomy, integrity, social justice and respect for diversity and human dignity.
  10. Demonstrate critical thinking, clinical decision making, and psychomotor skills necessary for the delivery of competent, evidence-based, holistic, and compassionate care to patients across the life span.


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