Application Materials

Required Materials

Nursing Goal Statement

Your statement should demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively in writing and should be well composed and developed. In 400-650 words, highlight your educational and professional goals answering the following prompts:

  1. What inspires your interest in completing your BSN with the UW Bothell program?
  2. Describe your long-term professional and academic plans and aspirations.
  3. How do you believe a Bachelor of Science in Nursing will aid you in meeting your goals and/or enhancing your nursing practice?
Nursing Resume

In no more than two pages, include the following

  • Educational History: State in reverse chronological order, including starting and ending years, and anticipated date of graduation from nursing school (if still a student). Include clinical rotations in the educational history (not work history), and any licenses, certifications, or other nursing credentials you may have.
  • Work History:  List in reverse chronological order, with all starting and ending months and years.  Be sure to briefly account for all employment gaps.
  • Volunteering History: Include if applicable to nursing, leadership, or human services.
One (1) Recommendation

Provide an academic recommendation or a professional recommendation. Names and type of recommenders are submitted as part of the online application. The Office of Admissions will send recommenders a link to fill out the form.

  • Academic Recommendation: 
    If you graduated from a nursing program within five years of the time of application, submit an academic recommendation from your nursing program. Examples of possible recommenders include, nursing instructor, nursing clinical instructor/supervisor, or the current nursing program director. A nursing instructor who knows your academic work is preferred over a nursing program director when possible. If it has been more than five years since you graduated from your nursing program, a professional or non-nursing academic recommendation is acceptable.
  • Professional Recommendation: 
    A nursing or healthcare related supervisor recommendation is preferred. If you are currently employed, the recommendation must be from your current supervisor, whether they are in nursing, other healthcare fields, or another profession. If you are not currently employed, either a recommendation from a former supervisor or an academic recommendation is acceptable.
Educational transcripts

You are required to submit all transcripts. Electronic submission is recommended. High school transcripts are only required if you completed Intermediate Algebra and or World Language in high school; if not, only submit college transcripts.


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