The RN-to-BSN Program has a site in Everett. Classes are held on the Everett Community College campus. As with the main site at Bothell, the degree program is for nurses who have completed an Associates or Diploma nursing program, have their RN license or will take the NCLEX-RN exam and earn their license by the end of their second quarter in the program.
Prospective UW Bothell students who want to become nurses should be aware that UW Bothell offers neither an initial nursing degree program nor many of the required prerequisite courses to enter an initial nursing 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
The UWB program located at the Everett site is the same program that is held on the main campus; same instructors, same curriculum, same advisor, etc. The only difference is that the classes are held off-site to increase access to the region.
Classes are held on Tuesdays in Everett at Everett Community College, in the University Center in Gray Wolf Hall and in the Liberty Hall Health Sciences Building
The Everett site currently admits Autumn quarter only. Starting in the academic 2014, you will have two options for admissions to the Everett site, Fall and Winter. If you are interested in applying, application details are available in the admissions section. Prospective students who desire to start at other times may be admitted as Pre-BSN students, and are then eligible to take the required non-Nursing electives or complete admission requirements for full admission to the Nursing Program.
The Everett BSN program is designed to be completed in four quarters with one coure elective offered online. 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 elective courses. 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 exam credits
30 Upper-division nursing credits
15 Required UW Bothell electives 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). Therefore we also share common BSN learning goals. Our goals for BSN education are to prepare our graduates to :
- Integrate concepts from the Arts and Sciences in promoting health and managing complex nursing care situations.
- Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision, and oversight of nursing practice in a variety of settings.
- Translate principles of patient safety and quality improvement into the delivery of high quality of care.
- Appraise, critically summarize and translate current evidence into nursing practice.
- 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.
- Describe the effects of health policy, economic, legal, political, and socio-cultural factors on the delivery of and advocacy for equitable health care.
- Demonstrate effective professional communication and collaboration to optimize health outcomes.
- Deliver and advocate for health promotion and disease prevention strategies at the individual, family, community and population levels.
- Demonstrate value-based, professional behaviors that integrate altruism, autonomy, integrity, social justice and respect for diversity and human dignity.
- 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
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
More information about the RN-to-BSN Program at UW Bothell may be found at http://www.uwb.edu/nhs. The Everett RN-to-BSN Program Advisor is Celinda Smith; please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-352-3530. The advisor is also on the Everett Community College campus each Tuesday in the University Center located in Gray Wolf Hall for both appointment or drop-in.
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.