Nursing and Health Studies Program

RN-to-BSN in Everett

Everett Site for the RN-to-BSN Program

Prospective Students

The RN-to-BSN program works with external sites to increase access to BSN attainment in the region. In this case, we offer our program in downtown Everett in partnership with the University Center of Everett Community College.

The degree program is the same as the Bothell location; it just happens to be that your map location of Everettclasses and advising are located off-site from the Bothell campus.  The Everett location is approximately 19 miles north of the Bothell campus.

Just as with the degree program on the main campus in Bothell, the Everett site is for nurses who have completed an Associates or Diploma nursing program and have their RN license (or will have it by the of their second quarter). 

If you want to become an RN or obtain your BSN first then become licensed, please know that UW Bothell does not currently offer that pathway at Everett. Rather, our program requires that you first complete a two year nursing degree and are a Washington State licensed RN. It is at that point, you are eligible to apply for our RN-to-BSN degree program. Please read the available information about where you can earn an initial nursing degree and prepare to transfer to UW Bothell.

Program Location and Class Day

Classes are held on Tuesdays in Everett at Everett Community College in the University Center's Gray Wolf Hall and the college's newest Health Sciences building, Liberty Hall.

Program Start

The Everett site currently admits Autumn quarter only. Starting in 2014-2015 we  will admit both Fall and Winter Quarter (Fall 2014 and Winter 2015). If you are interested in applying, application details are available in the admissions section.  If you would like start at other times of the year, you may be admitted as a Pre-BSN student. By doing this, you are then eligible to take the required non-nursing electives or complete admission requirements for full admission to the nursing program.

Program Completion

As with the Bothell site, the degree program schedule is designed to be completed in four quarters. The course schedule is available in the BSN Curriculum section.

How the Program Works

To earn your BSN through UW Bothell, you must complete 30 credits of core nursing classes and 15 credits of required UW Bothell non-nursing electives.  If you are admitted with missing UW Bothell admission, general education, or nursing prerequisite course requirements, those will also need to be completed before graduation.  You need to earn at least 180 credits for the BSN, and the breakdown of credits is:

90     Transfer credits
45     NCLEX-RM exam credits
30     Upper-division nursing credits
15     Required UW Bothell non-nursing elective credits

180    Total credits for the BSN degree

For a list of the courses you will take each quarter, please see the BSN Curriculum section.  Admission requirements are also available.

What You Will Learn

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). group discussionTherefore 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.

Approved February 2010

Program Cost

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

For More Information

Continue to learn more about the BSN program at

To speak with a UWB RN-to-BSN advisor about the program and the Everett site contact, Celinda Smith at or call 425-352-3530. 

Appointments and drop-in is available at the Everett site on Tuesdays in the University Center of Everett Community College. You may also schedule an appointment to meet wtih the advisor on the UW Bothell main campus Mondays, Wednesday, Thursdays or Fridays.


The Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion program was developed by the University of Washington Seattle's School of Nursing and was first offered in Everett in Autumn 2010.  Classes are offered on Tuesdays in Everett. 

The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, as part of the University of Washington School of Nursing, and awards a University of Washington degree.

Did You Know?

UW Bothell has been designated a veteran-friendly campus by the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs.