Nursing and Health Studies Program

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Nursing program is competitive and based on acceptance by the UW Graduate School and the Nursing Program at the University of Washington Bothell.

Applicant Requirements 

  • A baccalaureate Nursing degree from an NLN- or CCNE-accredited nursing program with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the last 90 graded quarter credits (or 60 semester credits).
  • Nurses with associate degrees or diplomas and a baccalaureate degree in another field are eligible to apply. See application details.
  • Completion of a three-credit basic course in descriptive and inferential statistics with a grade of at least 2.0.
  • Three references: at least one from an academic reference and one from a clinical supervisor or individual who can attest to the applicant's competence as an RN.
  • A personal goal statement relevant to the program objectives.
  • A resume describing educational background and professional nursing experiences.
  • Experience in nursing.
  • Current licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Washington.

Preferred Applicant Qualifications 

  • Professional goals should be in congruence with program outcomes.
  • Registered nurse in the U.S.
  • Last 90 graded credits 3.0 GPA or better
  • Evidence of clinical practice experience in the U.S. in professional role.
  • Ability to communicate professionally in English, both verbally and in writing.

GRE Scores 

GRE Scores are no longer required for admission to the Masters of Nursing Program. Some students may decide to take the exam or have taken it some time previously. You can have the scores sent to the University of Washington Graduate School to include in your file. They are not required as part of the consideration for acceptance into the MN program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will it be possible for me to continue working while I am enrolled in this program?

Most students continue to work while they are enrolled in the program. Full time students are advised to work part time, however, as are nurse managers.

WA State/University Tuition Exemption--can I use it?

Tuition Exemption can be used for a limited number of UW Bothell Nursing or Bothell Health courses on a space-available basis only.  Make sure to read the UW Bothell Tuition Exemption Policy.

What if I already have my Masters?

RN's who already have a Master degree in Nursing are welcome to come back as Post-Master's coursework, research or independent study

Contact Us

Linda Bale
MN Program Advisor
University of Washington Bothell
Box 358532, 18115 Campus Way NE
Bothell, Washington 98011-8246
Phone: 425.352.3238
Fax: 425.352.3237

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The MN program is accepting applications for Graduate Non Matriculated status for 2013-2014 and regular Autumn admissions for 2014. 
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