Master of Nursing


Master of Nursing

Prepare for career advancement with a top-ranked Master of Nursing degree designed for working RNs who want to develop the advanced knowledge and concrete skills to lead complex organizations, facilitate learning, and address health disparities.

Graduates are leaders in healthcare organizations, nonprofits, and nursing education around Washington State and across the country transforming quality and safety in health care settings, implementing evidence-based solutions, improving the health of individuals and communities, educating students and practicing nurses.  

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Depending on your focus, develop: 

  • Expertise in budgeting and forecasting workforce needsm-1-nhs.jpg
  • Advanced understanding of nursing informatics and how to use it to transform care delivery 
  • Advanced data analysis to maximize return on effort and investment in healthcare organizations 
  • Hands-on practice in developing and teaching relevant content in clinical and classroom settings 
  • Advanced skills in developing online and simulation learning for 21st century nursing education 

Nurse Educator

 Help shape the future of nursing. Learn evidence-based teaching skills and become a  Nurse Educator. 
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Administrative Leadership

Move nursing forward with leadership roles in inpatient, outpatient and community-based healthcare settings. 
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Create your own path. Determine a concentrated area of study for the flexibility to prepare for a particular advanced nursing role. Learn more


Starting date Friday, September 29
Application priority deadline

May 1
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 Duration Full time (2 yrs) or part time (4 yrs)
Format  Hybrid: 50% online. In-person classes meet 2x per month only; Fridays
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The UWB MN difference

  • Track selection assistance year one
  • Collaborative learning and networking
  • Flexible and predictable hybrid schedule
  • Hands-on fieldwork with leading hospitals, nursing schools, and community health agencies
  • Accepts up to 6 transfer credits from regionally accredited universities  
  • Curriculum that meets the didactic requirement to sit for advanced credentialing: Certified Nurse Educator or Nurse Executive (NE-BC)

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The MN program is filled with challenge and reward. The faculty and staff's commitment to teaching and focus on the student-teacher relationship has assured not only my success in the program, but has opened new doors to my future."  Bob Chapman, MN Graduate


Fully accredited program

CCNE-Seal-RGB.jpgThe 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  ( Learn more. 

Update December 2022