Offering two degree options, the Master of Nursing and the Master of Nursing, Administrative Leadership, students have the opportunity to select the option that best supports and prepares them for their graduate education and professional career goals.
- Master of Nursing
Students selecting the Master of Nursing create an individualized focus area through the selection of elective courses and the completion of the Pathway Planning, Practicum and Portfolio coursework under the guidance of a Scholarly Chair.
- Master of Nursing, Administrative Leadership
Students selecting the Master of Nursing, Administrative Leadership complete a set of defined elective coursework coupled with enhanced learning in the Planning, Practicum and Portfolio coursework under the guidance of a Scholarly Chair.
All students enroll in a set of core coursework and complete a minimum of 100 hours of practicum (practice hours/fieldwork) as part of the Pathway Planning, Practicum, and Portfolio coursework guided by the student's Scholarly Chair.
The practice hours/fieldwork component in the second year permits substantive experience in a variety of settings in order to examine advanced nursing roles and apply core concepts into the real-world context of heath care. Students also complete either a scholarly, reflective portfolio or a scholarly inquiry guided by the student's Scholarly Chair.
Curriculum and credit structure
The program consists of 44 credits of curriculum; core, elective and pathway planning and portfolio coursework. The curriculum highlights scholarly inquiry, health care systems, policies, and social issues related to the pressing health issues facing our state, nation, and the global community. Central to curriculum is the development of leadership skills in practice, research and education through theory, research methods, health care policy, and program development and evaluation. Core nursing values emerge through coursework in ethics, aesthetics, diversity and social justice.
Course of study options
Part time and three quarter program plans are available and based on a cohort model. Part-time students complete the program in eleven quarters with summer session included. Three-quarter time students complete the program in seven quarters with summer session included. Most courses are on a hybrid schedule of every-other-week course days and one-day-per week courses are available. Course days are Fridays.
The program admits each fall quarter. Students may select to take courses as a graduate non-matriculated (GNM) student before fall quarter, allowing students get a head start and try out the program before formally applying.
The master's degree program in nursing at UW Bothell is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
More information about the School of Nursing and Health Studies at UW Bothell may be found at http://www.uwb.edu/nhs. For more information on the MN degree and admissions, attend and information session or meet with the MN advisor.