1.  Explore

The RN to BSN program will take you from an Associate Degree in Nursing to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Request a one on one appointment with an Advisor based on your availability or check out the schedule of virtual information sessions.  As part of your reasearch make sure to review the Nursing program's cost of attendance.  

Connect with an advisor
Attend a virtual information session

2.  Review: Admissions Requirements

Prerequisites Credits
English Composition 5
General Chemistry with Lab 5
Microbiology 4 - 5
Anatomy & Physiology I & II 10
Statistics 4 - 5
  • General Education: 10 credits of Visual, Literary & Performing Arts (VLPA). Use the equivalency guide to identify Washington State Community College courses, designated as VLPA to meet this requirement.  An Associate in Nursing Direct Transfer Agreement DTA/MRP meets all VLPA requirements. 
  • An Associate Degree in Nursing or an Associate in Nursing DTA/MRP or a Diploma in Nursing from a hospital-based nursing school. 
  • Current RN licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Washington. Applicants who have not yet completed the NCLEX are admitted conditionally for two quarters. 
  • A minimum of 90 transferable quarter credits from a regionally accredited college or university 

If English is not your native language, and you completed most of your primary education outside of the United States, then complete the English language proficiency requirement.  

3.  Plan: Entry Quarter, Classroom Location, Application Deadline

International applicants may apply to our program at our Bothell site in Autumn.  Our off-site locations do not meet immigration regulation requirements.

Entry Quarter, Location Quarter Begins Application Open Application Deadline Receive

Location: Everett

January August 1 October 1 November -December
Location: Bothell
Late June February 1 April 1 June - July
Late September February 1 July 1 July

4. Apply

Begin the online application, select transfer, post-baccalaureate, international or returning student.  Enter the name and email address of your recommender. The Office of Admissions will contact your recommenders via email using an online form. Upload your nursing statement and resume as materials of the application. 

5. Submit

Official transcripts to the Office of Admissions electronically.

Cost of attendance

These figures are for informational purposes only; to see the most up to date figures, please refer to the tuition website, at https://www.uwb.edu/tuition.  We encourage you to explore the cost of attendance and related university and program fees. If you are a Washington State or a UW employee, explore the Tuition Exemption Program.

2021-2022 Academic year
Full time student (10 – 18 credits a quarter)


Washington State Resident

State Resident






$13, 260.00







Total Tuition & Fees



*Includes a one-time $330.00 new student enrollment and orientation fee.


Other Program Expenses 


Background Check $53.00

Health & Safety Package


Estimated Cost of Books and Supplies for Entire Program 

$300.00 -

Background Check Renewal

















Deposits & fees

  • New applicants pay a $100.00 admission confirmation deposit upon acceptance. This deposit is applied to the first quarter of tuition. By paying the deposit, you are accepting the offer of admission to the RN-to-BSN program and securing your seat. If payment is not received by the deadline on the acceptance letter, the School of Nursing and Health Studies may rescind your offer of admission and offer it to another qualified applicant. Don't delay!
  • New Student Enrollment and Orientation Fee. New students are required to attend a UW Bothell orientation; the cost is $330.00. This will be billed as part of your first quarter tuition bill. For information or questions contact the Orientation and Transition Office

Nursing program fees

  • Course Fees. If there is a course fee, it will be noted in the course description.   BNURS 424 Community Health Nursing, has a $75.00 course fee.