Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Bachelor of Science in Nursing: RN to BSN

A BSN Completion Program for Registered Nurses

The UW Bothell Bachelor of Science; RN to BSN program is for graduating, new and experienced registered nurses licensed in Washington State who have completed an Associate Degree in Nursing or a nursing diploma, and are ready to advance their nursing education.

The UW Bothell RN-to-BSN program builds off of the Associate Degree in Nursing and values the students’ professional experience with curriculum that applies directly to the nursing practice.  The coursework is focused on evidence-based practice and nursing inquiry, cultural and social issues in healthcare, legal and ethical issues in clinical practice, and relational leadership in nursing.  Students in the program benefit by working with community partners, developing their critical thinking abilities in an interdisciplinary setting with faculty actively engaged in academic scholarship and who are committed to addressing the barriers and challenges of providing quality health care to all segments of society.

What Makes the Program Unique

  • A one-day-per-week class schedule.
  • Multiple locations including the Bothell campus and sites in downtown Everett and Seattle.
  • Full and part time options.
  • Only 45 upper division credits required to complete the BSN with other required 45 credits awarded for completion of the NCLEX.
  • Over a ninety-percent graduation rate.
  • Combines the acclaimed program of the UW School of Nursing with opportunities with UW Bothell’s interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning.

UW Bothell Nursing Program Mission Statement

The University of Washington Bothell Nursing Program provides 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. 

– revised and approved by UW Bothell Nursing Faculty on 1-16-08

The UW Bothell nursing curriculum is based on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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