Bachelor of Science in Nursing (First Year Entry)

Degree Requirements


When considering this degree program, it is important to understand what is required to remain in good academic standing and progress toward graduation. The integrated curriculum of the Bachelor of Science and the Associate in Nursing degree programs have an embedded set of academic, professional and licensing/testing requirements.

Repeating coursework while in the program is not an option due to the set schedule and timelines. Courses are offered only once per year and students are scheduled to commence their professional nursing courses at our partner school the sixth quarter of the degree program.

If a student does not meet the requirements outlined, progression through the program is compromised which ultimately would impede the student from continuing in the degree program. The curriculum is full time with a set timeline of courses and nursing program entrance. Applicants need to be prepared to be challenged and to work hard.

First Year Entry RN-to-BSN Degree Program Requirements


  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.85 or higher in all coursework with no less than a 2.0 in any given course.
  • Achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.85 or higher in the four Biology courses in the program.
  • Achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher in each of the two required English Composition courses.
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the Associate Degree in Nursing Program of Everett Community College.


Professional Nursing Program Behavior

  • Pass required state and national background checks and be compliant with immunizations as outlined in the North Puget Sound Clinical Consortium, Clinical Passport
  • Meet the nursing essential behaviors of UW Bothell and the EvCC Nursing Program.