At the University of Washington Graduate School website create an application account ID and password.  Review all guiding instructions and required elements of the application and consider how your essay, resume and references can supply information that demonstrates your abilities and readiness for graduate work.

Confirm that your three nursing references are ready to participate and that you have current e-mail addresses (of the three total, at least 1 should be an academic instructor and 1 a clinical supervisor)

Collect previous college transcripts to scan. Unofficial transcripts from online and unsealed transcripts can be used for the initial admissions review

Submit all the required application and materials online:

  • Complete the Application and pay the $85 fee
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Names and e-mail addresses for three (3) nursing references: one academic director or instructor; one from a clinical supervisor; one additional academic or clinical reference
  • Scanned version of ALL college transcripts
  • MN Program Additional Information Form

Keep informed on the arrival of all your materials. It is important for you to make sure the application is complete. Your online application account will record received materials. Contact Linda Bale at or 425.352.3238 if you see that your application remains listed as incomplete.

Watch for e-mail updates on other important information (financial aid, questions on your applications, and more).

Make your application stronger

Know the application priority due date. March 1* for Autumn 2016

Prepare and apply early

Keep a record of your online application account ID and password so you can stop and start the process as needed

Share information with your references on our program and your professional goals. This will help your contacts write stronger recommendations

Read the application instructions carefully—are you providing complete information that relates to the requirements?

Explore the degree and make sure your degree and application questions are answered.  Advisors are available for in-person and phone appointments, as well as e-mail questions.

We look forward to hearing from you!

*applications received after March 1 will be reviewed on a space-available basis.