Master of Nursing

Application materials

Application material

Submit the following materials for application to the Master of Nursing program. If you are an international applicant, please review the supplemental requirements and application materials in addition to the materials noted below for all applicants.

Materials to submit with online application

A résumé

Describe your RN work experience, with dates, positions, and a brief description of responsibilities, including evidence of leadership in practice. Provide your Washington State RN license number and list any certifications. Identify professional involvement, accomplishments, awards, volunteer work, publications, and/or committee leadership and/or membership.

A nursing goal statement

The maximum length of your statement should be three pages. It should be double spaced, using a 12-point font. Your essay should demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively and should be well-composed and developed.

Three recommendations 

Provide the names and contact information for your three recommenders. They should reflect the following relationships: 1) academic director or instructor 2) clinical supervisor 3) a second academic or clinical recommendation.

College transcripts 

The application requires submission of transcripts from all prior educational institutions. You may submit unofficial transcripts for the purpose of the application review. If admitted, you will be required to submit official copies of selected transcripts as directed by the School.

Background check form

Download and complete the interactive School of Nursing background check form PDF form.  Sign it electronically, date, save, and upload it to your online application. Save a copy for your records. If admitted, you will be required to submit a background check. Failure to self-disclose criminal history on background check makes an applicant ineligible for admission. 

The nursing program uses CastleBranch, Inc., an online fee-based service. For examples of offenses that would result in individuals being ineligible for the program, see the Department of Social and Health Services Secretary's List of Crimes and Negative Actions