Nursing and Health Studies Program

Expectations and Requirements During Your Course of Study

Program Expectations

While the First Year Track BSN program will be highly rewarding, the curriculum and course load are rigorous. Be prepared to be challenged and to work hard in the program.

Upon acceptance into this program, you will be expected to attend a required program session where the details about this program will be reviewed.  Only then will you be able to pay your admissions confirmation fee and be fully enrolled as a student at UW Bothell.

Requirements for Successful Continuation in the First Year Track Program Once You Begin


Maintain satisfactory academic progress as follows:

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.85 or higher  in all coursework with no less than a 2.0 in any given course.
  • Achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.85 or higher in the four Biology courses in the program.
  • Achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher in each of the two required English Composition courses.
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the Associate Degree in Nursing Program at Everett Community College.


  • Complete the Teaching of Essential Academic Skills test (TEAS), reaching “Proficiency” in each of the four sections (score required for Proficiency is determined at the national level) prior to the start of your fifth quarter at UW Bothell.  This is a proficiency test currently required by Everett Community College for all of their incoming Nursing students.  More information about this test is available at
  • Become a licensed Registered Nurse in Washington State by passing the Washington State NCLEX RN exam. 

Document Submissions, Background Check Submissions, Professional Standards

  • Pass all required state and national background checks and screenings throughout the progression of the program (up to three checks).
  • Submit all required documentation and immunizations when requested by the program
  • Meet Everett Community College's essential nursing requirements as outlined at
  • Meet the requirements of the North Puget Sound Clinical Consortium, Clinical Passport (information to follow)
  • Attend university orientations and all scheduled program preparation and advising sessions