Master of Nursing

Elective Guide

Master of Nursing elective guide

Both you and your Scholarly Chair have an important role in selecting the twelve credits of electives for program completion. Which electives you select in partnership with your Chair, depends on the curriculum option or individual interest/focus area you pursue. Be prepared to discuss options with your Chair in spring.

Utilize this webpage as a guide when selecting electives; it includes:

  • Suggestions for getting started.
  • Grade, credit and course transfer requirements. 
  • UWB MN elective offerings through Spring 2021.
  • Elective options and curriculum requirements. 
  • Tuition information for courses in other UWB programs and at UW Seattle and Tacoma.
  • Resources for reviewing elective options outside of the MN program at UW Bothell, Seattle or Tacoma. 

Get started

Ask yourself: Do the MN electives offered meet your academic needs and career interests?
Will you pursue the Administrative Leadership option, or the MN with a focus area that you determine?  

UWB MN program generally offers only nurse education and administrative leadership courses. We encourage you to choose our MN program electives; however, if you and your Scholarly Chair determine the program does not offer the electives you want in pursuit of your focus/interest, you may elect to enroll in electives from another UW Bothell program, at UW Tacoma or Seattle, or at another university. Note, if you are in the Administrative Leadership track, your electives are pre-assigned.

Credits, grade and course transfer requirements

  • The MN degree requires 12 credits of electives. 
  • UW Graduate School policy highlights:
    • Transfer credit limits from UW Tacoma and Seattle, and other universities apply.
    • Elective coursework must be taken at the 400, 500 or 600 level to be applied toward the degree.
    • You must earn no less than a 2.7 in each course for it to count toward the degree.

MN elective offerings

Winter 2019-Spring 2020. View course descriptions online. Courses are subject to change or cancellation. Use the elective curriculum grid along side the MN Course of Study which outlines your core nursing course schedule.

Fall 2018 Winter 2019 Spring 2019

Summer   2019

No electives BNURS 540
Healthcare Informatics, 3 cr.
BNURS 510
Technology and Pedagogy, 3 cr.
BNURS 597
Managing Healthcare Resources and Leading High Performance Teams, 4 cr.

BNURS 532 
Intro to Process Management, 3 cr.
BNURS 534 
Intro to Project Management, 2 cr.
Taken concurrently

Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

BNURS 538
Managing High Performance Teams, 2 cr.
BNURS 513
Theories and Methods of Teaching and Learning, 3 cr.

BNURS 536
Managing Fiscal Performance in Healthcare, 2 cr.
BNURS 511
Curriculum Development in Nursing Education, 3 cr.

BNURS 540
Health Informatics
BNURS 510
Technology and Pedagogy, 3 cr.

BNURS 532 
Intro to Process Management, 3 cr.
BNURS 534 
Intro to Project Management, 2 cr.
Taken concurrently
Fall 2020  Winter 2021 Spring 2021 Summer 2021
BNURS 538
Managing High Performance Teams, 2 cr.
BNURS 513
Theories and Methods of Teaching and Learning, 3 cr.
BNURS 536
Managing Fiscal Performance in Healthcare, 2 cr.
BNURS 511
Curriculum Development in Nursing Education, 3 cr.
BNURS 540
Health Informatics
BNURS 510
Technology and Pedagogy, 3 cr.
TBD

Curriculum options and requirements

  • Administrative Leadership curriculum option: Complete electives BNURS 532, 534, 536, 538 and 540. . This is a transcripted curriculum track.
  • Education focus: Complete electives BNURS 510, 511, 513. For the remaining 3 credits, consider completing 530 if it meets your educational needs or an Independent Study. Discuss options with your Chair.
    Population, global, or public health focus: UWB MN program typically offers only education and leadership electives; therefore, you’ll need to review options outside of the program to pursue elective coursework related to population or public health. Start by reviewing courses in the UW School of Nursing and the School of Public Health offerings. For example, the UW DNP Population Health track offers courses may be of interest and the School of Public Health has compiled a list of UW Seattle-wide courses for students pursuing Population Health or the Master of Public Health (select “Electives” to view offering by year and quarter). Consider some of the School of Nursing and Health Studies 400 level Health Studies coursework*, Independent Study with a professor, and or study abroad options.
  • MN with a focus area not noted above: Select electives that meet the general elective criteria noted above in the guidelines and requirements to total 12 credits. Discuss elective options with the graduate program advisor and or your Scholarly Chair. Consider study abroad options.

*Note: BHLTH 439 is not an elective option as the content overlaps with BNURS 585. 

Elective resources outside of the MN program and their tuition

As a UW Graduate student, you have access to all UW courses; Bothell, Tacoma and Seattle.

  • Review the tuition. This is important because the UW Graduate School has three tiers of tuition which vary by program across the three campuses.
  • Check-in with your Scholarly Chair prior to enrollment of the course.  
  • Request permission to enroll from the professor of the course (via email is recommended).

Consider the following options when selecting coursework outside of the MN program; 

  • Study abroad coursework: UW Seattle, Tacoma and Bothell offer many opportunities to study abroad. We encourage you to explore options to use study abroad coursework to fulfill your elective requirements. Be sure to discuss this option with your Scholarly Chair and be open to the possibilities! If the School of Nursing and Health Studies MN program offers study abroad; you will be informed immediately.
     
  • UW Bothell graduate courses: The following schools have graduate programs; Educational Studies, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, Business, and STEM. View the UW Bothell Time Schedule by School or program.
     
  • UW Seattle School of Nursing graduate program courses: The UW SON offers a robust catalog of electives as part of the DNP tracks and the MS (Clinical Informatics and Patient-Centered Tech). Review the UW Seattle Time Schedule by School or program. If available, review the curriculum grids (course of study) to gain a better sense of when future coursework is offered rather than wait for the Time Schedule.
     
  • UW Seattle School of Public Health: Review a recommended list of UW Seattle wide courses the School has compiled for students pursuing Population Health. Select “Electives” to view offering by year and quarter. You may also review the UW Seattle Time Schedule for the School's quarterly course offerings.  If available, review the curriculum grids (course of study) to gain a better sense of when future coursework is offered rather than wait for the Time Schedule.
     
  • UW Seattle School of Medicine Center for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion offers graduate electives for all health professionals focusing on underserved populations impacted by health disparities. 
     
  • UW Tacoma Master of Nursing course offerings:UW Tacoma offers courses for MN students in the area of leadership and education. Review the UW Tacoma Time Schedule; Master of Nursing program. If available, review the curriculum grids (course of study) to gain a better sense of when future coursework is offered rather than wait for the Time Schedule.
     
  • Independent Study: Consider locating a faculty to sponsor an independent study. Be sure to consider what you may see yourself completing. Start by reviewing the roster of the graduate faculty to see if their research, scholarship and background are a match for what you may have in mind to complete. Email the instructor with your request.  

January 2019