Master of Nursing

Admitted Students


Congratulations on your acceptance to the Master of Nursing program. We look forward to welcoming you to the School of Nursing and Health Studies community and supporting you throughout your graduate studies.

The academic advisor for students in the program is Celinda Smith. Celinda (she/her) can be reached at She is your first point of contact during this process and will continue to be resource and point of contact throughout the program in partnership with your faculty advisor. Program advising and orientation sessions begin early June. You are welcome to reach out to the advisor anytime including scheduling an appointment. The School of Nursing and Health Studies is locate in Building UW1, Room 211. 

Accept your admission

Please respond to the offer by the date stated on your acceptance letter. If you are unsure about accepting your offer of admission or if you need more time to pay the deposit (or missed the date on the letter), please reach out to the advisor who is best suited to assess what options exist given your individual needs, including deferring your admission.  We will gladly extend the date. To accept, log back into your online application

​After accepting your admission 

Attend the orienation events

Orientation is a series of events over the summer. Each session has different a different purpose and outcome designed to prepare you for the program and graduate school. Please sign up for the following orientations and enroll in the self-guided Graduate School orientation.

  • A virtual Orientation & Advising Session with the graduate advisor. 
  • The Program Welcome & Reception hosted by the graduate professors, peer-mentors and graduate staff, Friday, September 23rd, 10:00 am-2:00 pm on campus. An optional campus tour of 30 minutes will be available following this event at 2 pm.
  • The Graduate Library & Writing Center Orientation. Date TBD (expect early September).
  • The New Student Mixer hosted by student peer mentors. Date is TBD (expect late August).
  • Enroll in the online self-guided UW Graduate School University 501.

Review program completion and scheduling options 

  • Start by reviewing the 2 year and 4 year curriculum grids (select a track then see options). Begin to think about whether you may enroll as a part time or full-time student-you can always change mid-program. The 2-year schedule is typically two courses per quarter (all day every other Friday with approximately 22-24 hours of homework weekly. The 4-year schedule is typically one course per week with approximately 11-12 hours of homework weekly. We will review this in more detail at the advising session/orientation.
  • Mark you calendar for the in-person class meeting times and days through your first year in the program. The online weeks are asynchronous only.
  • Day one of class is Friday, September 30th. 

20180222-UWBothell-Nursing-Outreach-0264-S.jpgRegister for fall classes

  • Fall registration begins June 21st. 
  • Access registration through your MyUW under Quick Links "Register using SLN numbers".
  • Use the "SLN" number to register listed in the quarterly Time Schedule
  • First quarter courses are BNURS 525 and 501. Part time students enroll in BNURS 525 only.
  • We ask that you have completed the program's background check requirement and have submitted the requested official transcript to the Graduate School before registering for fall quarter.

Student ID card, prefered name, and privacy

  • The university issues student ID cards known as the Husky Card). Order online or pick-up in person.
  • Visit Identity.UW to set preferences for how your name appears in most UW records This is a good option for students who prefer to be addressed by a nickname or name other than their legal name
  • Learn about FERPA and what information UW is authorized to release about your enrollment here.You have the right to opt out of the release of your information and not appear in the UW Faculty/Staff/Student directory.

Program schedule

  • Review the part-time and full-time program options. You do not need to decide until closer to the start of the quarter. 
  • Plan ahead by downloading the 2022-2023 in-person dates.
  • Day one of class is Friday, September 30th.
  • Courses meet 8:30 am-12:30 pm and 1:15-4:45 pm with one evening seminar scheduled for winter quarter, 5:00 pm-6:30 pm, meeting 3x.
  • Courses meet bi-weekly on Fridays. The online weeks are asynchronous.
  • In-person classes are weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 of the quarter and week 11 if faculty choose to use finals week for culminating presentations. If possible, retain every Friday of the quarter open for school.
  • Familiarize yourself with the University's academic calendar for general dates and deadlines.

Tuition, fees, expenses and equipment

  • Tuition and fees are due the third Friday of each quarter. 
  • Tuition is charged slightly above the Graduate Tuition Tier II level, Use the link to calculate quarterly tuition/fees.
  • If you are a UW or State employee, you may be eligible for UW Tuition Exemption. The Nursing program's eligible course for tuition exemption is BNURS 520 only. 
  • Review details what to expect and overall fees/costs for the program overall.
  • If you intend to become a nurse educator post graduation, explore the Nurse Faculty Loan program noted below in "Funding graduate school". This loan will forgive up to 85% of what you borrow for tuition/materials.

Funding graduate school

There are several types of financial assistance available to graduate students. If you intend on applying for a scholarship or the Nurse Faculty Loan, please fill out the FAFSA for the upcoming year. While not exhaustive, below is a list of potential funding options. Each year the MN program has winter and spring scholarship opportunities.  

Graduate School resources 

Familiarize with the UW Graduate School policies and its resources which include the Office of Graduate Student Equity & Excellence and CORE Programs for First Generation Graduate Students. Additionally, the Bothell campus offers an array of student support services which include, but are not limited to Counseling, Veteran's Services and Disability Resources. 

Graduate program advisor

Celinda Smith
Book an appointment
In-office days are typically T/W/F
School suite is in building UW1, suite 211

Updated April 2022