Master of Nursing

Admitted Students

Welcome to the Master of Nursing program

Congratulations on your offer of admission to the program and to the UW Graduate School! Below is a summary of the steps you need to take to complete your admission. Attached to your emailed offer, is a more detailed Admitted Student Guide. We understand the decision to start graduate school requires careful planning and we welcome your questions. The graduate adviser's contact information is at the bottom of this page, and in your guide.      congrats.jpg

Respond to the offer

Your letter of acceptance has the deadline by which we ask that you respond to the offer and pay the enrollment confirmation deposit. If you need an extension, contact the graduate program adviser. If you accept the offer of admission, additional instructions will appear on your Application Status Page in MyGrad.

Complete the admission requirements

  1. Log back into your MyGrad online application and follow the prompts.
  2. To accept the offer, set up your UWNetID and pay the $250 deposit to hold your space (deposit is applied to your first quarter of tuition). For assistance, reference the Instructional Guide and/or the Online Help Center.Dean.jpg
  3. Complete the National Background Check ($53.00 fee) prior to course registration.
  4. Complete the University's MMR requirements.
  5. Submit an official transcript as instructed via the Graduate School (the bachelor degree transcript of those submitted).

About your UWNetID and MyUW

Your UWNetID is your personal identification for the UW network, student email, and for accessing administrative applications and on campus computers. Your student email is your UWNetID (i.e. your Once you've create your UWNetID, go to any UWB page to log into your MyUW (top right corner). Questions? Contact

Advising and Orientation

  • Sign up for a virtual advising orientation with the program adviser (sign-up available starting May)
  • Participate in the UW Graduate School University 501 online orientation-self-guided.
  • Participate in our New Student Mixer, Library and Writing Mixer (in late August-early September) and our Program Welcome on Friday, September 24th (typically between the hours of 9:00 am-2:00 pm).20180222-UWBothell-Nursing-Outreach-0264-S.jpg

Course scheduling 

  • Day one of MN courses is October 1st, 2021.
  • View the University's academic calendar for general dates and deadlines.
  • During the academic quarter, courses meet bi-weekly on Fridays. The typical pattern is weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9. In addition, faculty may choose to use finals week (week eleven) for final presentations or other culminating activities.  Students should plan to be available the Friday of finals. In-person class days are listed in the Time Schedule each quarter and are subject to change.
  • Consider keeping every Friday of the quarter open for online work or scheduling time to meet your faculty adviser and classmates either in-person or online.
  • Courses meet from 8:30 am-12:30 pm and 1:15 pm-4:45 pm other than in winter quarter when BNURS 590 meets from 5:00 pm-6:30 pm up to 3x throughout the quarter as noted below in Winter 2021. 
  •  Workshops or info sessions are typically held from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm. These are typically not required sessions.
  • View two year and four year curriculum grids (program plan of study).

COVID-19 fall quarter planning and resources 


  • Fall registration begins the end of June. Your date and time will be posted on your MyUW.
  • Students must have completed the initial background check prior to registration. 

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. The program assess other nominal fees and recommends students own a laptop and have access to reliable Internet service and transportation. Review details what to expect and overall costs to ensure you have the equipment and needed resources in place to commence the program. 

Funding graduate school

At the University of Washington and with external associations, several types of financial assistance are available to graduate students. 

The graduate adviser is here to assist and answer questions

Graduate Adviser
Celinda Smith
Book an appointment

Updated October 2020