Master of Nursing

Curriculum and Credit Structure

Core coursework

All students complete a total of 24 credits of core nursing courses. Students pursuing the Administrative Leadership option select BNURS 530. For course descriptions, visit the UW Bothell course catalog.

Master of Nursing Core Curriculum  Credits 
BNURS 501 Contemporary Issues in Advanced Nursing Practice
BNURS 504 Disparity and Social Justice in Healthcare 3
BNURS 506 Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Health Assessment (or 530)
BNURS 508 Ethics, Aesthetics
BNURS 520 Translational Research I
BNURS 522 Translational Research II 3
BNURS 525 Healthcare Systems Leadership for Advanced Roles
BNURS 530 Advanced Practice Management and Administration in Healthcare Organizations (or 506) 
BNURS 585 Health Policy and Civic Engagement
Total core credits  24

Elective coursework

All students complete total of 12 credits of elective coursework from the following list of electives. Students pursuing the Administrative Leadership option select BNURS 532, 534, 536, 538, 540. All other students may select any graduate courses offered by the School or from across the university in support of an individualized focus area. For course descriptions, see the UW Bothell catalog 
Note: The elective coursework below are courses that are actively offered. The program has additional electives in the catalog that are not currently being offered.

Elective Coursework Credits 
BNURS 510 Technology and Pedagogy
BNURS 511 Curriculum Development in Nursing Education
BNURS 513 Theories and Methods of Teaching and Learning
BNURS 532 Introduction to Process Management and Decision Making in Healthcare Systems
BNURS 534 Introduction to Project Management in Healthcare
BNURS 536 Managing Fiscal Performance in Healthcare
BNURS 538 Managing and Leading High Performing Teams 2  
BNURS 540 Health Informatics 3  
BNURS 597 Selected Topics in Nursing  1-5 
Total credits required 12 

Credit structure

Coursework  Credits  Description
Core   24   All students complete the core courses.
Core portfolio Pathway, Planning Practicum and Portfolio: BNURS 505. One hundred hours of practice and portfolio development with Scholarly Chair. 
Electives  12  Generally guided by the Scholarly Chair. May take UWB MN electives or those from Seattle or Tacoma (or another university). 400 level elective coursework may be applied to elective completion (see your chair).
Total credits required: 44 






CCNE-Seal-CMYK.jpgThe master's degree program in nursing at UW Bothell is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (