Master of Nursing


Details on the Degree Program

The Master of Nursing (MN) program prepares nurses for advanced leadership roles in health care practice, education, administrative leadership, community, and research settings.

Combinations of core courses, advanced practicum projects, and elective credits support a wide range of nursing interests that allow you to individualize your degree to support your career goals.

The curriculum is focused on leadership in practice, research, and education. At UW Bothell the core curriculum includes nursing research, analysis of health systems, health policy, health disparities, and ethics. The curriculum has a strong emphasis on mentoring with faculty and in practicum assignments. View our Administrative Leadership pathway.

Students are admitted each fall within a cohort model. In the second year students direct their own fieldwork with an emphasis on professional development and leadership training. More details about the course schedule are available in the curriculum section. Designed for the professional nurse, the program can be completed while working full-time.

Program Objectives

Graduates of the Master of Nursing program are able to:

  • Evaluate the adequacy of underlying knowledge from nursing science, related fields, and professional foundations as it informs advanced practice.
  • Competently assess, manage health-related issues with a defined population or care system, and evaluate the effectiveness of these nursing practices.
  • Utilize knowledge and skills in professional practice among diverse and multi-cultural populations.
  • Demonstrate competence in development of inquiry relevant to practice, education, or administration.
  • Develop and utilize leadership strategies that foster improvement of healthcare.
  • Articulate ethical issues and responsibilities involved in nursing practice.

Program Location and Class Day

Classes are held on the University of Washington Bothell campus and at our downtown Everett location. Classes meet in a block schedule with morning and afternoon classes on Fridays or if hybrid, every-other Friday from 8:30 am-11:20 am and 12:30 pm-3:20 pm.  Our Everett location offers all hybrid courses.

Program Start

We admit each fall quarter. You may select to take elective courses as a graduate non-matriculated (GNM) student student before fall quarter. This allows you to get a head start and try out the program before you apply for formal admission to the program.

Program Completion

The MN program is designed for full or part-time study. The fulltime program is completed in 7 quarters taking 5-8 credits each quarter. The part-time program is completed in 11 quarters taking 3-5 credits each quarter. View the schedule in our curriculum section.

Program Cost

Current tuition rates are posted in the tuition rates section. Financial aid and scholarships for nurses may be available; be sure to consult the Nursing Program's list of funding opportunities for further details.

For More Information

More information about the School of Nursing and Health Studies at UW Bothell may be found at For more information on the MN degree and admissions, attend and information session or meet with the MN advisor.

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