Master of Nursing

Master of Nursing

Master of Nursing

The Master of Nursing curriculum prepares nurses for a wide-range of advanced nursing roles. Students collaborate with a Scholarly Chair from our graduate faculty to design and complete an individual focus. Available areas of focus include nursing education, population health, nursing research, or policy. 

With the guidance of the Scholarly Chair, students select elective coursework to support their area of focus while completing the Pathway Planning, Curriculum and Portfolio coursework to enhance their learning and develop a portfolio. Students select graduate courses offered by the School or from across the university in support of an individualized focus area such as education, population health or clinical research.

In addition to the core and elective coursework, students complete 100 hours of individualized practice (fieldwork).  This practice 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 their Scholarly Chair.

Curriculum and course of study options 

Students complete a set of core coursework in addition to the selected electives and the Pathway Planning, Curriculum and Portfolio course. The curriculum is interdisciplinary, dynamic and relevant to the evolving workplace, allowing students to select an individualized degree focus that best supports their academic and professional needs and goals. View the curriculum, course descriptions, and credits requirements and course of study options then contact the Master of Nursing academic advisor to learn more. 

Learn more

Find out more at our online MN Information Session, attend an in-person Information Session, or connect with the MN advisor, Campus.  425-352-3530 or

The master's degree program in nursing at UW Bothell is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (