Eligibility for graduation with your Master of Nursing degree is determined by satisfactory completion of all UW Graduate School and Nursing program requirements and your final examination.
In addition to the final examination, you must initiate the process of awarding your degree (graduation).
The final examination
In accordance with the Graduate School graduation and final exam policy, you must pass your final examination that is a combination of written and oral work. The written component consists of a narrative scholarly summary of the work included in your reflective portfolio. This narrative is developed over the final two quarters of the program and is submitted to your Scholarly Committee for approval your final quarter. Subsequently, you will participate in the Master of Nursing Symposium by providing a public presentation of your professional development throughout the program. This Symposium is open to the public and scheduled for early June each year. (Alternatively, if you are not graduating in June, you will present at the end of the quarter in which you are graduating.)
You are encouraged to invite professional colleagues, family and loved ones. Depending on the number of students, the Symposium will be held over the course of one to two days. For June 2019, student should hold both Thursday and Friday, June 10 and 11 between 8:00-5:00 pm until further notice.
For complete details and review of the official policy and procedure, review the Graduate School memo 13.