University Requirements and RN to BSN Prerequisites for Admission

The following requirements must be completed, or scheduled to be completed, by the start of the program. If you hold a bachelor degree from the United States, please see the information at the bottom of this page.

  • Intermediate Algebra: Three years in high school including completion of Intermediate Algebra or completion of an Intermediate Algebra college course with a 2.0 minimum grade. Note: Essentials of Intermediate Algebra or Applied Intermediate Algebra do not fulfill this requirement. The course must be equivalent to UW Math 098 as noted on the online equivalency guide.
  • Language Proficiency: If English is your native language, complete the World Language Proficiency requirement. 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.
    -World Language: Two years of the same language in high school or completion of college-level 102. Proficiency testing for this requirement is available at UW Seattle.

    -English Proficiency: Complete and English Proficiency exam or complete a set of academic credits and coursework with the approved GPA. See details online.
  • General Education: 10 Credits minimum of Visual Literary and Performing Arts. Use the online equivalency guide to identify which Washington State community college courses meet this requirement.
  • Prerequisite Coursework: A minimum 2.0 grade in each of the following:
Prerequisites Number of Credits
English Composition 5
Inorganic or General Chemistry with Lab 5
Microbiology 3-5
Anatomy and Physiology with Lab 10
Statistics (*See approved courses.) 4-5
  • 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. (New graduates who have not yet taken the NCLEX may be admitted conditionally for two quarters.)
  • A minimum of 90 transferable quarter credits
  • Criminal background check with acceptable results. For examples of offenses that would result in ineligibility for the program, see the Department of Social and Health Services Secretary's List of Crimes and Negative Actions.
Post-Baccalaureate Applicants:

Applicants holding a Baccalaureate degree from school within the United States have completed Intermediate Algebra, English Proficiency, General Education, and English Composition.

Nursing and College Accreditation

Applicants must be from a regionally accredited college or university which provides an Associate Degree in Nursing Program that holds professional nursing accreditation or is in candidacy status. Nursing Diploma applicants must be from a program that is affiliated with a regionally accredited college or university with transcripted coursework.

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