Meet our students and alumni
Our graduates and students actively contribute to improved healthcare systems, nursing education and the health of communities on a global level. They lead with innovation, compassion and data driven decision-making, putting their graduate degree education to work for the community they serve. Take a moment to learn what makes the program among the best in the nation!
Miriam Witt (UWB BSN '15) and incoming Fall 2020 Master of Nursing student, travels the world to assist those in need using her nursing education and passion to changes lives and make a global difference. Read more
Jennifer Collins (MN '18), a nurse manager at Swedish Medical Center’s Cherry Hill campus is the front-line leader for nursing in three units. Collins received a Master of Nursing with the administrative leadership option from UW Bothell to help her make a bigger impact on patient care. Read more.
Arlyce Coumar (MN '18) Moved by the worldwide need for oncology nursing education, Seattle cancer nurse Arlyce Coumar chose the UW Bothell Master of Nursing degree for global impact. Read more.
Susan Collins, Master of Nursing Graduate
Susan is Harborview Medical Center's first ever Magnet Coordinator!
Susan joined the MN program in 2017. She has been a nurse in the Trauma Surgical ICU at Harborview Medical Center for nearly 11 years, as a preceptor, charge nurse, and one of the first extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) specialists. Susan will now lead the way for Harborview Medical Center to earn American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition® by highlighting nursing excellence and high-quality patient care delivery. As the Magnet Program Coordinator, Susan is responsible for analyzing nurse-sensitive metrics and quality indicators, coordinating the application writing team, and collaborating across the organization to achieve this designation. Susan shared that "...the UW Bothell MN program has prepared me to lead multidisciplinary teams, taught me important project management skills, and fostered the courage necessary to propel Harborview Medical Center towards this nationally-recognized hospital credential”.
Sarah Hopkins, Master of Nursing Graduate
Sarah recently presented at Swedish's Neurosurgery Grand Rounds on Quality & Clinical Care Development: How to Connect the Dots. Watch Sarah's presentation on Facebook Live.
Learn more about Sarah: Sarah Hopkins, is an RN specialized in clinical quality with focus on neurosurgical quality, holds Bachelor of Science degree in biology, as well as nursing, and is presently a Master of Nursing student at University of Washington, Bothell. She is a Certified Perioperative Registered Nurse by the Association of perioperative Registered Nurses, Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality by the National Association for Healthcare Quality, Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk management by the American Hospital Association, and Board-Certified Nurse Executive by the American Nurses Association. Meet Sarah on Linkedin.
Samantha Girard, a nurse educator for Kaiser Permanente in Washington, said her Master of Nursing degree from the University of Washington Bothell in 2010 put her in a position to have an impact on the profession at a time nurses are being pushed hard to advance their education. Read more.
Dean Shari Dworkin dicusses the value and impact of mentorship at the School of Nursing and Health Studies (SNHS) in the Fall Newsletter. SNHS embraces mentoring intensively as both an art and a science. Our faculty and staff also deeply engage the mentorship of students and have experienced numerous successes in this arena.
The UWB MN program has been ranked #4 among public schools that offer a Master's degree and the MN program was ranked #12 overall!
A BSN'14 graduate, Miriam Witt, is now working towards her Master of Nursing at UWB! Witt's goals and passions were heavily influenced by her volunteer trip to Kenya and experiences teaching clinical nursing as an adjunct instructor at Skagit Valley College.
Updated July 22, 2019 C. Smith