Where to Earn Your Initial Nursing Degree to Prepare for Admission to the UW Bothell Nursing Program

The undergraduate nursing program at UW Bothell is a BSN completion program for students who have earned a 2-year Nursing degree and their RN license. Prospective UW Bothell Nursing students can complete their ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) and be qualified to take their RN licensing exam through one of the following Community Colleges in Washington State:

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Frequently Asked Questions

I am enrolled in a Pre-Nursing transfer degree program at my community college. Can I apply to UW Bothell Nursing when I graduate?
Students enrolled in Pre-Nursing transfer degree programs at community colleges on this list, or at other schools such as Cascadia Community College or Edmonds Community College, sometimes think they are ready to apply to UW Bothell Nursing. But what this degree pathway is actually preparing you for is to enter into an initial Nursing degree program either at one of the Community Colleges listed above, or a 4-year initial Nursing degree program such as the one at UW Seattle. A chart showing possible BSN degree pathways is available here.

I really want to come to UW Bothell as a Freshman. Can I do this and still become a nursing major?
An entry level direct-admit BSN program for incoming first year UW Bothell students is now available as part of a unique partnership between UW Bothell and Everett Community College. The First Year Track program is designed for incoming first year students. It is a cross campus partnership with Everett Community College’s Nursing Program designed to prepare students to become licensed as Registered Nurses and to earn their Bachelor's degree in Nursing. Students will spend time studying at both schools and will graduate with registered nursing licensure, an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) from Everett Community College (EvCC) and a University of Washington Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from UW Bothell. Applicants to UW Bothell apply directly to the First Year Track BSN Program, and must apply to start in Autumn quarter of their first year. Read more about the program here: www.uwb.edu/fyebsn.

Planning Your Transfer to UW Bothell

While at their Community College, future UW Bothell students should also make sure that they complete all admission requirements for admission to our RN-to-BSN Program. Please make an appointment to speak to a UW Bothell Admissions Advisor to discuss your educational plan, so you are sure you are completing everything necessary for admission to the UW Bothell Nursing Program before you transfer here. Choose from in-person, online chat, phone, or email advising. Please contact the Office of Admissions at 425-352-5000 or info@uwb.edu to set up you appointment.