Master of Nursing

Admissions overview

Application dates

Admissions for fall 2019 is closed; however, if you are interested in taking program coursework prior to fall 2020, consider applying as graduate non-matriculated student. Contact the program adviser to learn more!


 Priority Date

Notification Period

Fall 2020

April 1*

Mid April forward

* The application deadline may be extended through the summer months on a space available basis.
Always check back for deadline extensions.


Admissions overview

As part of the UW Graduate School, the UW Bothell Nursing program is committed to providing a safe, secure, and welcoming environment. Students from diverse cultural, historically underrepresented, or disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply as are International students. Consistent with the schools vision and mission, the Nursing program fosters an inclusive environment, promotes social justice, recruits and graduates a diverse student body.

Applications are reviewed by a committee of graduate faculty and staff who consider several elements, including nursing goal statement, resume, letters of recommendation, and prior professional and academic work and accomplishments. Admission is based on acceptance by the UW Graduate School and the Nursing program of the University of Washington Bothell. 

The program admits once per year for Autumn Quarter which starts in late September. During other times of the year, eligible applicants are encouraged to begin as a graduate non-matriculated student.

Transfer credits

The nursing program follows the UW Graduate School policy on the transfer of credits into the program. Applicants may submit a petition for graduate coursework completed at another program or institution to be reviewed for transfer into the MN program. 

The Master of Nursing admissions committee is comprised of graduate faculty from the program. Applications are typically reviewed within one to three weeks of receipt. Applicants who receive a denial decision may petition to appeal the decision within two weeks of the denial. For more information see the MN admissions appeal policy and guidelines.

August 2019 C. Smith


Admissions assistance and advising 

Attend an information session

We offer monthly in-person sessions and many via live video-conferencing

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Meet with the MN Graduate Program Adviser
Celinda Smith

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