Master of Nursing

Course of Study

Classes and course of study options

The Master of Nursing program has been designed for working professionals. Courses are offered in a condensed schedule of one-day-per-week on Fridays. Some courses may be offered as hybrid meeting bi-weekly.

Overview 

  • Three quarter-time course of study for a total of 7 quarters of 5-8 credits per quarter, including summer quarter.
  • Part-time course of study for a total of 11 quarters of 3-6 credits per quarter, including summer quarter.
  • Students complete a minimum of 100 hours of practice hours throughout the program under the guidance of their Scholarly Chair.  
  • Students meet with their Scholarly Chair to determine their practice hour planning, portfolio completion and electives.
  • Curriculum and course scheduling are subject to change.

Course of study options

View a sample schedule of the three-quarter time and part-time courses of study on a Word document. View course descriptions in the UW Bothell catalog.

Three-quarter time option

Quarter First Year Courses Credits
Fall Contemporary Issues in Advanced Nursing Practice 3
Health Care Systems Leadership for Advanced Nursing 3
Winter Disparity and Social Justice in Health Care 3
Translational Research I: Healthcare Practice 3
Pathway Planning, Practicum & Portfolio  2
Spring Translational Research II: Patient Safety, Quality Improvement and Evaluation Processes 3
Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Physical Assessment
OR
Management in Healthcare Organizations (Administrative Leadership)
3
Pathway Planning, Practicum & Portfolio: Independent study 1
Summer Electives available (including Administrative Leadership electives) 3-6
  Sub-total (first academic year credits) 27
Quarter Second Year Courses Credits
Fall Ethics and Aesthetics 3
Pathway Planning, Practicum & Portfolio: Independent study 2
Winter Health Policy and Civic Engagement for Health & Health Equity 3
Electives available (including Administrative Leadership electives) 3
Pathway Planning, Practicum & Portfolio: Independent study 1
Spring Electives available (including Administrative Leadership electives) 3
Pathway Planning, Practicum & Portfolio: Independent study 2
  Sub-total (second academic year credits) 17
  Total credits needed to graduate 44

Part-quarter time option

Quarter First Year Courses Credits
Fall Contemporary Issues in Advanced Nursing Practice 3
Winter Disparity and Social Justice in Health Care 3
Pathway Planning, Practicum & Portfolio 2
Spring Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Physical Assessment
OR
Management in Healthcare Organizations (Administrative Leadership)
3
Pathway Planning, Practicum & Portfolio: Independent study 1
Summer Electives available (including Administrative Leadership electives) 3
Quarter Second Year Courses Credits
Fall Health Care Systems Leadership for Advanced Nursing 3
Pathway Planning, Practicum & Portfolio: Independent study 1
Winter Translational Research I: Healthcare Practice 3
Spring Translational Research II: Patient Safety, Quality Improvement and Evaluation Processes 3
Pathway Planning, Practicum & Portfolio: Independent study 1
Summer Electives available (including Administrative Leadership electives) 3
Quarter Third Year Courses Credits
Fall Ethics and Aesthetics 3
Pathway Planning, Practicum & Portfolio: Independent study 1
Winter Health Policy and Civic Engagement  3
Electives available (including Administrative Leadership electives) 3
Spring Pathway Planning, Practicum & Portfolio: Independent study 2
Electives available (including Administrative Leadership electives) 3
  Total credits needed to graduate 44