School of Nursing and Health Studies

Master of Nursing

nursing-master-s-social.jpgAdvancing social justice and nursing practice through innovative pedagogy, research and community engagement is just part of what make the Master of Nursing program among the best in the nation.

The Master of Nursing program prepares RNs for advanced roles in a variety of setting which include clinical, academic and population health. Graduates are prepared to become nurse leaders, educators, managers, directors, change agents, and care providers promoting healthy communities in diverse settings. 

Students have the option to specialize in nurse education, administrative leadership, or may opt for a general specialization.  

The program is designed to be work-compatible by combining online and in-person learning with curriculum taught by graduate faculty actively engaged in research, nursing practice, and the health of the community at large.  

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Student profiles 

Student videos and student profiles highlight how the program has helped advance their careers and contribute to the health of the community. 


"The MN program is filled with challenge and reward. The faculty and staff's commitment to teaching and focus on the student-teacher relationship has assured not only my success in the program, but has opened new doors to my future."  Bob Chapman, MN Graduate

So many reasons to select the program

  • Ranked as one of the best master of nursing programs.
  • Predictable hybrid schedule with courses meeting only twice per month, every-other Friday.
  • Customize your curriculum with one of our degree tracks.
  • Join a cohort of nursing colleagues from a variety of diverse backgrounds.
  • Engaging, small, and dynamic classroom experience.
  • World class resources and UW graduate faculty.
  • Two year and four year completion plans.

Nursing accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program at the University of Washington Bothell is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791  ( Visit the UW School of Nursing accreditation page to learn more. 

Latest news

Outstanding Scholar: Jarick Huliganga

Jarick HuligangaSNHS is proud to announce Jarick Huliganga is the recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Scholar Award.  Huliganga received his BSN from SNHS in 2004 and his MN in 2020.

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SNHS Alum Leads COVID Command Center

June Altaras, who received her BSN in '98 and her MN in '07 from SNHS, became the operations chief at a COVID-19 command center. 

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Gender transformative programmes: our Dean in BMJ

"Without a gender transformative approach, male engagement interventions risk reinforcing existing gender inequalities," writes Dean Shari L. Dworkin and colleagues. 

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