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

Degree Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements for Graduation

To complete the degree coursework, follow the pre-set schedule of coursework for the quarter and course day you were admitted. In addition to meeting the academic requirements listed below, you must adhere to the Nursing Essentials Abilities and Behaviors and the Academic Policies for the University and program. Course descriptions for the Nursing courses and Health Elective courses are available online.

RN to BSN Required Coursework and Credits
Required Coursework and Credits by Exam Credits
Credit by Exam NCLEX-RN Washington State 45
BNURS 350 Critical Thinking in Nursing 4
BNURS 403 Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Inquiry 5
BNURS 407  Cultural and Social Issues in Health Care 5
BNURS 409  Partnerships in Community Health 5
BNURS 410  Legal & Ethical Issues in Clinical Practice 5
BNURS 430  Relational Leadership in Nursing 5
BNURS 495  Senior Portfolio 1
Three electives: One of the three electives must be a Health Elective course (BHLTH). The other two can be more BHLTH courses, or courses from another UW Bothell program. Elective coursework must be at the 300/400 level, numerically graded and must be a UW Bothell course (not Seattle or Tacoma). Courses that do not meet the elective requirement are as follows: 100/200 level courses, statistics courses, nursing courses (BNURS) and courses with the BISSKL, and BBSKL prefixes. 15
Total Credits in the RN to BSN program for the BSN degree 90
Grade Requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress:

Students must earn a minimum grade of 2.0 in each required nursing course and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the program. Students who do not meet these requirements must complete the following:

  • Submit a petition to remain in the program via the academic advisor to the School's Bachelor of Science in Nursing Curriculum Committee the Nursing Program Faculty. The petition form must include a  a plan for successful progression in the program competed with an academic advisor.  In some cases, the student may be required to drop back to part-time status as a condition of continuation. Petition form.
  • Repeat the nursing course in which the student received less than a grade of 2.0.
Academic Probation

Students whose cumulative GPA falls below a 2.5 are sent a letter of concern and are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor.  Faculty meet winter quarter to discuss the progress of students.  If necessary, the student will be emailed a notice indicating the evaluation of progress and suggestions for improvement; a copy will be kept on file in the student's educational file.

See the Academic Policies and Grading for further academic related information including the School grading scale, grading information, and the University and RN to BSN academic and student conduct policies.

Credit Completion Note

A Bachelor's Degree requires 180 applicable credits. Students typically transfer in 90 lower divisions credits. Those who do not, will need to complete the missing credits to total the 180 for the undergraduate degree.