Nursing Scholars Program

Program information

The Nursing Scholars program is a collaboration between the School of Nursing and Health Studies and Everett Community College’s Nursing Program, to provide students a direct pathway to a BSN degree.

Each quarter exceptional nursing students are invited to join the Nursing Scholars program.  Entrance to the program is based upon the academic potential, writing ability, and the student's interest in earning a bachelor's degree.Everett Community College picture of building

The BSN program builds upon the associate degree in nursing (ADN) and values the students’ professional experience with coursework that applies directly to the nursing practice.  Students benefit from working with faculty who are actively engaged in scholarship and their local community.

Eligible students will be invited to apply to the program after completing their first quarter at Everett Community College.  Invitations are given to students whose early college work demonstrates that they are academically prepared to earn a bachelor's degree.   Click on the links below to read more about this exciting opportunity:

Benefits

There are many opportunities and advantages to becoming a Nursing Scholar.    Students will benefit from a streamlined application process, which means there is no application fee, no need to re-order transcripts (and pay additional fees), and an early admission to the BSN program.   

Students have the flexibility to start their BSN up to 15 months after graduating from EVCC.  In addition, UWB Nursing Scholars can earn BSN credits during summer quarter and have access to special events at UW Bothell and Everett!

Eligibility

In order to apply to the Nursing Scholars program, students must be admitted and attending the Nursing program at Everett Community College. Students' academic potential and writing ability will be made available via their application information from Everett Community College.

Requirements

Once a student is admitted to the Nursing Scholars program, in order to maintain eligibility a student must: 

  1. Graduate with an Associate Degree in Nursing DTA/MRP from Everett Community College with a minimum 3.2 cumulative Nursing GPA.
  2. Complete the UW intermediate algebra requirement, before starting the BSN program, by one of the following:
    a. three (3) years of math in high school, must include intermediate algebra, ​OR
    b. Intermediate Algebra (Math 096) or higher in college
  3. Complete the UW world language requirement, before starting the BSN program by one of the following:
    a. two (2) quarters of the same language in college (10 credits),
    OR
    b. two (2) years of the same language in high school

    If the majority of a student’s education was outside of the US and in a language other than English, the student is exempt from world language requirement. The student must prove proficiency in the English language by one of the following:

            a. TOEFL Score of 83
            b. IELTS Score of 6.5
    ​        c. Completion of ENGL101& and ENGL102&, with a 3.0 or higher

  4. Completion of the UW English Composition requirement (ENGL&101, or ENGL& 102), Advanced Placement cannot count toward the UW Composition requirement.   
  5. Commence the BSN program at UW Bothell within 15 months of graduating from EVCC with the Associate Degree in Nursing.  Students are responsible for communicating their preferred start date and site to the Office of Admissions, at least four (4) months in advance.
  6. Complete a University application and submit any documents required by the Office of Admissions. 

How to apply

Nursing Scholars information sessions will be held at Everett Community College, once a quarter (except summer).  Interested applicants must fill out an inquiry card (available at the information session).  An invitation to apply to the Nursing Scholars program will be sent to qualified applicants.   

Before starting the BSN program, Nursing Scholars will need to fill out an online application to the University, instructions on how to complete the application will be sent from our admissions office.

 

Upcoming Information Session Location

Date: Tuesday March 3rd, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm 

Everett Community College, 
Liberty Hall Building,
Room 106

Frequently asked questions

      1.  I’m not sure if I am eligible, who can I talk to?

You may connect with our Nursing Admission Advisor Erin McFeely at ebm1@uw.edu or at 425-352-5000.   Our Undergraduate Nursing Advisor Norma Perez-Comparan is at Everett Community College on Tuesdays and will meet with prospective applicants, please email us at uwbnhs@uw.edu to schedule an appointment. 

2.  I have Advanced Placement for English Literature will these be accepted, for English Composition?

UW Bothell grants credits for English literature, but not Composition.  

     3.  How can I earn 5 credits toward my BSN degree in summer?

Students who are in their second year of Nursing school can earn 5 credits, (of BHLTH 400 level coursework), toward their BSN degree.  Students should contact the Undergraduate Nursing Advisor in March to review the summer coursework schedule, application requirements, and to secure a seat in the class.  Please email us at uwbnhs@uw.edu to schedule an appointment.

4. Can I use financial aid to cover the 5 credits over summer?

Unfortunately, at this time students will not be eligible to use financial aid for the summer coursework. 

5. Where and when can I start my BSN degree?

The BSN program offers classes at Everett and Bothell campus, in different formats in person (meets weekly) and hybrid (meets every two weeks).  You can review our starting quarters, site information, and instructional formats on our program details and site information page.   

6. What if I become ineligible, what do I do?

Students who become ineligible can still apply to the BSN program, by completing the regular application and submitting the required documents.  Students are required to submit official transcripts, two (2) recommendation forms, a personal statement, resume, and any other material deemed necessary by the office of admissions. 

7. I have additional questions, who can I can contact?

We encourage you to connect with our office of admission at 425-352-5000, or email Erin McFeely, Nursing Admission Advisor, at ebm1@uw.edu