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

Application Material

Material for the Application

As part of the online application, submit supporting application material  for the major as listed below. Check on the status of your application and its material with the Office of Admissions or login into your application account. Also, be sure to check your email from the university on a regular basis.

Note: Please see amended requirement of recommendations below. **

All educational transcripts

Electronic submission is recommended. High school transcript only required if you completed Intermediate Algebra and or World Language in high school; if not, only submit college transcripts.

A Nursing Goal Statement

Your statement should demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively in writing and should be well composed and developed. In 400-650 words, highlight your educational and professional goals answering the following prompts.

  1. What inspires your interest in completing your BSN with the UW Bothell program?
  2. Describe your long term professional and academic plans and aspirations.
  3. How do you believe a Bachelor of Science in Nursing will aid you toward meeting your goals and or enhance your nursing practice?
A Nursing Resume

In no more than two pages and include the following:

  • Educational History:  In reverse chronological order, including starting and ending years, and anticipated date of graduation from nursing school (if still a student). Include clinical rotations in the Educational history; not work history and any Licenses, certifications, or other nursing credentials you may have.
  • Work History:  In reverse chronological with all starting and ending months and years.  Be sure to briefly account for all employment gaps.
  • Volunteering History: if applicable to nursing, leadership, or human services, please include.
Two Recommendations** (see note below)

An Academic recommendation and a professional recommendation that meet the criteria below are required for admissions. Names and type of recommenders are submitted as part of the online application. The Office of Admissions will send recommenders a link to fill out the form.

An Academic Recommendation: If you graduated from a nursing program within five years of the time of this application, submit an academic recommendation from your nursing program. Examples include, nursing instructor, nursing clinical instructor/supervisor, or the current nursing program director. A nursing instructor who knows your academic work is preferred over a nursing program director when possible. If it has been more than five years since you graduated from your nursing program, a professional or non-nursing academic recommendation is acceptable.
A Professional Recommendation:  A nursing or healthcare related supervisor recommendation is preferred. If you are currently employed, the recommendation must be from your current supervisor; nursing, health care related, or otherwise or; if you are not currently employed, either a former supervisor, or an academic recommendation is acceptable.

**Effective May 6, 2016, the recommendation requirement was amended. In summary, the number of recommendations was reduced from three to two and an academic nursing program recommendation is required only if the applicant graduated from a nursing program within five years of the time of application the RN to BSN program.

Summer and Autumn 2016 applicants please note that the online application does not reflect the change in requirement due to technical restraints. The application will ask for the names of three recommenders; not two. If you meet the new aforementioned recommendation requirement, then you have met the recommendation requirement. For questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 425-352-5240. Thank you for your patience. It is our goal that this new requirement eases the application and review process for all applicants.