The first UW program to be offered in Everett begins Oct. 5 when 40 UW Bothell students start their bachelor of science in nursing degree at the University Center of North Puget Sound. The University Center, which offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees from eight partner universities, is located on Everett Community College’s main campus in north Everett.
“I believe that those of us in this first class and those that follow are the future of nursing in Snohomish County,” said Julie Harris, an EvCC nursing graduate who works as a nurse at Providence Regional Medical Center.
The new program is the result of partnerships between the two educational institutions and local health care providers. Significant support was given by Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, the Everett Mayor’s Office, Everett Area Chamber of Commerce and The Everett Clinic. Local legislators provided key support for funding.
The University Center of North Puget Sound is administered by Everett Community College with a mission to bring bachelor’s and master’s degree programs to North Snohomish, Island and Skagit counties.