Master of Nursing

Final Examination

Final examination for the MN program

In accordance with the UW Graduate School final examination policy, eligibility for graduation with your Master of Nursing degree is determined by satisfactory completion of all Graduate School and Nursing program requirements in form of a final examination, which is not a test.

Final examination requirements for the MN program

The final examination consists of three elements; a final fieldwork log, a written narrative, and a public oral presentation with an executive summary. Please discuss any questions you may have with your Scholarly Chair and submit material as directed by your Chair and graduate program adviser.

Fieldwork log 

You will submit a fieldwork log (in addition to what y've tracked in your eportfolio). It should document the dates of your fieldwork, the total hours, location(s), preceptor(s) and include a summary of activities. The log should reflect a minimum of 100 practice hours and is completed on a Word document for submission. 

Final  written narrative

This written element is a narrative synthesis of your work during the program to achieve your identified competencies. The narrative reflects on the various elements included in your portfolio and considers your future role as an advanced practice nurse. This narrative is generally developed over the final two quarters of the program as guided by your Scholarly Chair and Committee. 

Oral presentation at the MN Symposium with abstract 

You will publicly present an oral version of your narrative at the Master of Nursing Symposium providing an executive summary of your presentation for publication in the MN Symposium program.  Your  Scholarly chair will provide you with the guidelines along with a timeline for submission. 

This Symposium is open to the public and scheduled for early June each year. The program will publish your written abstract for the program. Alternatively, if you are not graduating in June, you may present at the end of the quarter in which you are graduating-see your facutly adviser. You are encouraged to invite professional colleagues, family and loved ones. 

For Spring 2020 graduates the MN Symposium is scheduled for June 10th and 11th, 2020  (Wednesday and Thursday) between 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

For complete details and review of the official policy and procedure, review the Graduate School memo 13.


MN Symposium 
Spring 2020

Date and time: Students and guests should hold Wednesday and Thursday, June 10th and June 11th, 2020 from 9:00 am-4:00 pm for the Spring 2020 MN Symposium.

Location: UW Bothell Rose Room, 2nd floor, UW1