Independent Study

Optional Independent Study Opportunities


In addition to the nursing courses and health electives required for the nursing major, several other courses are available as optional elective credits. These courses are meant to offer the student an opportunity to pursue a particular interest in greater depth.

  • BNURS 498, Special Projects in Nursing
  • BNURS 499, Undergraduate Research.

BNURS 498 and 499 are available every quarter, as variable credit courses for 1-12 credit hours. To enroll in one of these courses, a student must design a project or research topic in collaboration with a nursing faculty member; the number of credits will be negotiated between student and instructor. Course guidelines and sample contracts are available.

Some students who do BNURS 498 projects over multiple quarters with a faculty member may decide to participate in an undergraduate research symposium, such as the Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium at UW Seattle