Admitted students


Congratulations on your acceptance to the Master of Nursing program. We look forward to welcoming you to the School of Nursing & Health Studies community and supporting you throughout your graduate studies. In addition to the university and Graduate School requirements for enrollment, take action on the following:

Complete the new student Health & Safety requirements

Before enrollment into fall coursework, admitted students must complete a background check, a criminal disclosure form and provide proof of their RN license. These requirements are completed via CastleBranch. As part of the process, you will create a CastleBranch account. Students with an existing UWB BSN CastleBranch account or who would like assistance, contact the Health and Safety Coordinator, Jennifer Kirstein, at  A registration hold may be placed on the student’s account until the requirements are not met.

  • Complete the background check here. $54 fee
  • Access and submit the criminal disclosure form and proof of your RN License here. $64.99 fee.
    Instructions: Scroll to the bottom of page and agree you’ve read the instructions to move forward. You will arrive to a larger set of clinical requirements. At this time it is only the criminal disclosure form and the RN license proof required for fall registration.

These three items are part of a larger set of School Health and Safety requirements students complete each year. They are in addition to the UW Tri-Campus immunization requirements and Husky Wellness and Prevention training. New students are encouraged to complete the remaining set of clinical requirements in UH82imel (eLearning – Medical Document Manager) before starting the program. 

Sign up for new student academic advising and the program orientation & welcome

We understand we have multiple events we are asking you to attend in preparation for the program and graduate school. We do this because we care about your transition and graduate school success. At a minimum we expect all students attend the advising session with the program advisor and program orientation with the professors and we highly encouraging students to attend the graduate coaching and library/writing center sessions. 

  1. New Graduate Student Academic Advising Session with the graduate program advisor. These are small group sessions. Various times available (online).
  2. Graduate Coaching: Strategies and tips for success: Thursday, September 5th, 5:30-6:15 pm (online)
  3. Graduate Library and Writing Center Orientation: Thursday, September 12th, 5:30-6:45 pm (online).
  4. Program Orientation and Welcome with graduate faculty: Tuesday, September, 17th 1:00-3:30 pm (in-person), UW Bothell Campus in Building UW1, room 010. Maps and Parking here.

Registration, IT and related steps

  • Set up your student email and activate Two-Factor authentication (2FA), Instructions located in the UW IT Student Quick Guide.
  • Register for fall classes. Once you’ve completed the initial health and safety requirements, you can register staring starting June 17th. Class registration and scheduling information is in the Quarterly Time Schedule (select School of Nursing and Health Studies then Master of Nursing (BNURS). Register for BNURS 504 and 525 for full time study or BNURS 525 only for part-time study. Need help registering? Review the How to Register Guide or contact the graduate program advisor who will also review registration during the advising session.
  • Mark your calendar to start classes. The first in person class is Friday, October 4th; the week prior to that is an asynchronous online week starting Wednesday, 9/25/2024. Classes meet every-other-Friday from 8:30 am-4:45 pm.
  • Review how to use Canvas (the online tool you will use for all classes and most likely communication).
  • Familiarize yourself with the university academic calendars which include instructional dates, add/drop course deadlines.
  • Review the program plan of study for the complete full time and part time schedule. Student progress through the program as a group (aka; a cohort). 
  • Review the Graduate Student Handbook (located in Canvas-the graduate advisor will provide you access)
  • Follow up with the Office of Financial Aid for questions regarding aid. Tuition is due the 3rd Friday of each quarter. For fall 2024 it is Friday, October 11th.
  • Contact UWB IT if you will need to borrow a laptop and need a Wi-Fi Hotspot. It is first come/first serve and inventory is limited. Don’t wait to request.
  • Join the UW Graduate School self-paced Online Orientation.
  • Familiarize yourself with and access the student support services which include, but are not limited to, the Student Parent Support Program, Veteran’s Services, and Disability Resources.

Celinda Smith, M.Ed.
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