Overview of Admissions Process and Deadlines

The Masters of Nursing program admits once a year for autumn quarter.  Classes are held at the University of Washington Bothell campus once a week on Fridays (two class sessions, 8:30 - 11:20 am and 12:30 - 3:20 pm). 

Admissions Timelines

Quarter Applied

Application Deadline

Notification Period


March 1

4-5 weeks pending faculty review and availability (faculty are unavailable for review mid-March to the second week of April)

Applications completed after the March 1st deadline will be considered based on space availability in the program.  Graduate Non Matriculated (GNM) admission is possible in autumn, winter, spring, or summer quarters.

Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate nursing degree (BSN) from an NLN- or CCNE-accredited program or
  • An associate degree or diploma and a baccalaureate degree in another field See application details
  • Minimum grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the last 90 graded quarter credits (or 60 semester credits)
  • Three-credit course in descriptive and inferential statistics with a minimum grade of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Experience in the nursing field
  • Current licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Washington
  • English Proficiency if applicable (Graduate Admissions site, scroll down)

Supporting Application Material Required

  • Three nursing references: 1) academic director or instructor; 2) clinical supervisor; 3) a second academic or clinical recommendation
  • A personal statement of purpose relevant to the program objectives
  • A resume describing educational background, professional nursing experience, and readiness for graduate study
  • Transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities
  • Criminal Background check completed with acceptable results


Applications Welcome for Autumn 2017

Accepting application for Merit Scholarships

Apply now for the 2017 Master of Nursing