Nursing and Health Studies Program

Entry Level (First Year Track) BSN

Incoming Student OrientationWelcome to the First Year Track Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. *

The First Year Track Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program (FYT) is a direct-entry to the BSN Degree Program at UW Bothell. The program is designed for you to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and your Registered Nursing License (RN).

To accomplish this, you attend two degree programs on two campuses: University of Washington Bothell's BSN and the Everett Community College Nursing Program (EvCC) . At EvCC you earn your Associate Degree in Nursing by the end of your junior year. You are then provided one quarter to prepare for and successfully complete the Registered Nursing Licensing (NCLEX-RN) exam to become an RN before you return for your senior year at UW Bothell.

After completing all courses and the NCLEX, you graduate from the University of Washington Bothell as an RN holding an Associate Degree in Nursing from Everett Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Washington Bothell.

While the program requires you to attend more than one school with rigourous full time coursework, there are many advantages:

  • It is direct-entry into the BSN degree program.
  • You are prepared to become a Registered Nurse (RN) mid-way through the BSN degree.
  • The tuition costs are lower than in a traditional BSN program. While at the EvCC Nursing Program, you pay the tuition of the community college (not UW Bothell).
  • The prerequisites, while rigorous and  full time, are streamlined with three quarters of nursing seminars taught by UW Bothell Nursing professors.
  • You will be in class with experienced RNs completing their BSN studies your senior year.
  • You remain a UW Bothell matriculated student while in nursing school at EvCC. This means you can stay in our student housing, stay active in Student Life activities, continue to use the resources and remain a UW Husky or Holly!

Program Structure

The program has adopted a cohort model. This means you will be taking classes with the same group of students throughout your studies and must successfully complete each quarter to progress through the program. The classes are offered only once per year and the program is full time. More details about the classes you will be taking are available on the curriculum page.

Description of the 4 year curriculum of the First Year Track BSN Program



















*First Year Track BSN is pending university approval.