Master of Nursing

Program overview

Program overview

Students have the opportunity to select the track that best supports and prepares them for their graduate education and professional career goals. Courses meet only twice per month; bi-weekly on Fridays.

  • Master of Nursing
    Students selecting this track have the opportunity to create an individualized focus area. Many student select nursing education, population health, policy, or nursing research focus area.
  • Master of Nursing, Administrative Leadership
    Students selecting this track complete a set of leadership electives taught by, and designed in collaboraton with the MBA graduate faculty.

Students enroll in a set of core coursework and complete a minimum of 100 hours of fieldwork regardless of their track. These 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. 

Curriculum and credit structure 

The program consists of 44 credits.  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. All courses are hybrid.

Program start

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.

Nursing accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program at the University of Washington Bothell is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791  (

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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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