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Nurse professionals are members of interdisciplinary teams in clinics, hospitals, and community settings, and work with people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, and lifestyles to help them achieve the highest level of wellness possible. Nurse practitioners fill critical healthcare needs in both urban and rural settings, often for portions of the population who have not received adequate healthcare. Nurse scientists conduct important research about a variety of health problems and how best to promote health, prevent disease, and care for people who are ill. Nurses also teach in colleges and universities throughout the world.

 Undergraduate Program


Nursing

T301 Magnuson Health Sciences Center T
206-543-8736
sonas@uw.edu

 Program of Study: Major: Nursing


Program Overview

An international leader, the UW School of Nursing is a vibrant center of teaching, research and clinical excellence. The UW School Nursing offers two undergraduate programs: the traditional 2-year full-time Bachelor of Science in Nursing program or the fast-track Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program for applicants who have already earned a bachelor’s degree and are looking for a second career in nursing. As a nursing student, you will learn from our nationally acclaimed faculty in class and using interactive scenarios in our Learning Lab, allowing you to practice nursing skills in a safe environment before performing them in a supervised clinical setting.

This program of study leads to the following credentials:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) degree
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree
Recommended Preparation

Suggested First- and Second-Year College Courses: See below, under Admission Requirements.

 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) degree


Credential Overview

The UW School of Nursing offers a fast-track professional program to applicants who have already earned a bachelor’s degree and are looking for a second career in nursing. Our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program allows you to complete our BSN curriculum in five back-to-back quarters through an academically-rigorous schedule—about half the time of our traditional two-year (six quarter) BSN program. Our five-quarter (summer-to-summer) full-time program is designed for students who are self-motivated, detail-oriented, self-reflective and strongly committed. A solid foundation of science and humanities prerequisite coursework sets you up for success in our program. The Accelerated BSN program includes: • academic coursework focused on critical thinking, care and therapeutics, and health care resources • in-class lecture with experienced nurse practitioners and researchers • clinical simulation exercises in our Learning Lab • supervised direct patient care in the field

Admission Requirements

Admission occurs once a year, for autumn quarter, with application deadline the preceding autumn quarter. Selection is capacity constrained.

Application Requirements

  1. Minimum 2.80 cumulative college-level GPA
  2. Minimum four of the prerequisite science courses completed with a minimum 3.0 grade in each course, and a minimum 3.30 cumulative GPA in these courses. Science prerequisite courses are CHEM 120, CHEM 220, CHEM 221 (three-quarter chemistry series for UW students; two quarter sequence -- one general chemistry and one organic -- for non-UW applicants); BIOL 118, BIOL 119; NURS 301/B STR 301; MICROM 301 plus MICROM 302 for UW students. (Non-UW applicants must take a separate microbiology laboratory if laboratory is not included in the general microbiology course); NUTR 200.
  3. College transcript(s)
  4. Resume: Outlining volunteer/paid healthcare experience, community service, and leadership
  5. Personal statement: reflection of personal healthcare experience and fit in nursing role and cultural awareness
  6. Letter of recommendation from a healthcare provider (employer or volunteer coordinator)
  7. Applicants are expected to have 100 hours of healthcare experience in a paid or volunteer position in one setting for three months or more, completed within 12 months preceding submission of the application.
  8. All applicants are asked to attend a proctored essay session.

Entrance Requirements

  1. Bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field.
  2. Lifespan growth and development course -- NURS 201 or equivalent.
  3. One statistics course, such as STAT 220, STAT 311, Q SCI 381, QMETH 201, or EDPSY 490.
  4. Natural World courses: CHEM 120, CHEM 220, CHEM 221 (three-quarter chemistry series for UW students; two-quarter sequence - one general chemistry and one organic - for non UW applicants); BIOL 118, BIOL 119; NURS 301/B STR 301; MICROM 301 plus MICROM 302 for UW students. (Non UW applicants take a separate microbiology laboratory if laboratory not included in general microbiology course.); NUTR 200. Minimum 3.30 cumulative GPA in these courses.
  5. Minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA, and minimum 3.0 grade for each prerequisite course.
  6. Applicants must be exempt from all English language proficiency requirements at UW in order to start the program. If offered admission the applicant must pay for a background check run by a company specified by the School of Nursing,

For additional information on admission criteria, specific prerequisites, and deadlines, as well as application forms, visit the School of Nursing website. To contact the School of Nursing Office of Student and Academic Services, call (206) 543-8736 or 1 (800) 759-NURS or email asknursing@uw.edu. Information sessions are offered periodically in the School of Nursing, Health Sciences Building T301, and an information session podcast is available. For a schedule of sessions or to listen to podcast, refer to the School of Nursing website.

Completion Requirements

79 credits (Courses from the prior earned degree may be used to satisfy general education, nursing prerequisites, and electives.)

  1. Nursing Foundations (40 credits): NURS 303, NURS 304, NURS 401, NURS 405, NURS 412, NURS 415, NURS 417, NURS 419, NURS 420, NURS 431
  2. Clinical Nursing (32 credits): NCLIN 301, NCLIN 403, NCLIN 407, NCLIN 409, NCLIN 411, NCLIN 416, NCLIN 418, NCLIN 475
  3. Nursing Research and Methods (7 credits): NMETH 403, NMETH 450

Equivalent or higher-level coursework may be substituted with the approval of the academic adviser.

 Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree


Credential Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at the UW Seattle campus is a two-year professional program that prepares you for a career as a registered nurse. As a BSN student, you will learn from our nationally acclaimed faculty in class and using interactive scenarios in our Learning Lab, allowing you to practice nursing skills in a safe environment before performing them in a supervised clinical setting. A solid foundation of science and humanities prerequisite coursework sets you up for success in our program. The BSN is a full-time program, including: • academic coursework focused on critical thinking, care and therapeutics, and health care resources • in-class lecture with experienced nurse practitioners and researchers • clinical simulation exercises in our Learning Lab • supervised direct patient care in the field.

Admission Requirements

Admission occurs once a year, for autumn quarter. Application deadline: January 15. Selection is capacity constrained.

Application Requirements

  1. Minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA
  2. One of the following at time of application.
    1. Three of the total prerequisite science courses completed with a minimum 3.00 GPA
    2. Four of the total prerequisite science courses completed with a minimum 2.80 GPA

    Science prerequisite courses are CHEM 120, CHEM 220, CHEM 221 (three-quarter chemistry series for UW students, two quarter sequence - one general chemistry and one organic - for non-UW applicants); BIOL 118, BIOL 119; NURS 301/B STR 301; MICROM 301 (plus MICROM 302 for UW students; non-UW applicants must take a separate microbiology laboratory if laboratory is not included in the general microbiology course); NUTR 200.

  3. College transcript(s)
  4. Resume: outlining volunteer/paid healthcare experience, community service, and leadership
  5. Personal statement: reflection of personal healthcare experience and fit in nursing role and cultural awareness
  6. Letter of recommendation from a healthcare provider (employer or volunteer coordinator)
  7. 100 hours of health care experience in a paid or volunteer position in one setting for three months or more, completed within 12 months preceding submission of the application.
  8. After initial review of all applications, some are asked to attend a proctored essay session. Dates are published in the admissions publication. Eligible applicants are invited via email. Those not invited to attend the proctored essay are no longer in consideration for admission.

Entrance Requirements: Before beginning the nursing program in autumn, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Minimum 90 credits to include the following:
    1. Written communication (10 credits): English composition and W-courses
    2. Problem-solving (8 credits): one QSR course, chosen from MATH 107, MATH 111, MATH 112, MATH 120, MATH 124, MATH 134, MATH 144, PHIL 115, PHIL 120, PHIL 470, or Q SCI 291. One statistics course, such as STAT 220, STAT 311, Q SCI 381, QMETH 201, or EDPSY 490
    3. Visual, Literary, & Performing Arts (VLPA) (15 credits)
    4. Individuals & Societies (I&S) (15 credits): to include NURS 201 or equivalent
    5. Natural World (NW) (26-33 credits): to include CHEM 120, CHEM 220, CHEM 221 (three quarter chemistry series for UW students; two-quarter sequence - one general chemistry and one organic - for non-UW applicants); BIOL 118, BIOL 119; NURS 301/B STR 301; MICROM 301 (plus MICROM 302 for UW students; non-UW applicants must take a separate microbiology laboratory if laboratory not included in general microbiology course); NUTR 200
    6. Electives to complete 90 credits
  2. Minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA, and minimum 2.0 grade for each prerequisite course. Because admission is capacity constrained, the GPA for admission is usually significantly higher.
  3. All applicants must be exempt from all English language proficiency requirements at UW to start the program. If offered admission the applicant is required to pay for a background check run by a company specified by the School of Nursing.

For additional information on admission criteria, specific prerequisites, and deadlines, as well as application forms, visit the School of Nursing website. To contact the School of Nursing Office of Student and Academic Services, call (206) 543-8736 or 1 (800) 759-NURS or emailĀ asknursing@uw.edu. Information sessions are offered periodically in the School of Nursing, Health Sciences Building T301, and an information session podcast is available. For a schedule of sessions or to listen to podcast, refer to the School of Nursing website.

Completion Requirements

91 credits

  1. Nursing Foundations (47 credits): NURS 303, NURS 304, NURS 401, NURS 405, NURS 412, NURS 415, NURS 417, NURS 419, NURS 420, NURS 425, NURS 431, NURS 445, NURS 452
  2. Clinical Nursing (37 credits): NCLIN 302, NCLIN 306, NCLIN 403, NCLIN 407, NCLIN 409, NCLIN 411, NCLIN 416, NCLIN 418, NCLIN 422, NCLIN 475
  3. Nursing Research and Methods (7 credits): NMETH 403, NMETH 450

Equivalent or higher-level coursework may be substituted with the approval of the academic adviser.

Additional Information

Student Outcomes and Opportunities

  • Learning Objectives and Expected Outcomes: The School of Nursing prepares its graduates to function as generalists in professional nursing practice and to collaborate with other health-care providers. The BSN/ABSN undergraduate curriculum emphasizes theory and clinical practice to ensure critical thinking, human caring, and clinical expertise. Clinical experiences are provided in institutional and community settings for preventive and acute care. For the ten goals of the BSN degree program, visit the School of Nursing website.
  • Instructional and Research Facilities: Learning Laboratory
  • Honors Options Available: With College Honors (Completion of Honors core curriculum and Departmental Honors). With Honors (Completion of Departmental Honors requirements in the major). See adviser for requirements.
  • Research Internships and Service Learning: Students complete eight clinical courses during the BSN program, beginning with the first quarter. Each student experiences placements in medical-surgical nursing, pediatric, family nursing, psychosocial mental health, and community-based nursing. Clinical hours per course range from six hours/week during the first quarter to 24 hours/week during the final quarter.
  • Department Scholarships: Limited scholarships based on student need established by FAFSA. Students are invited to apply after they have been admitted to the program by completing the School of Nursing Financial Aid application.
  • Student Organizations/Associations: Students may join the Professional Organization of Nursing Students (PONS) after admission to the program. PONS' involvement spans all aspects of the undergraduate program: recruitment, orientation, education, fund raising, and social events.

 Graduate Programs


Nursing


 Program of Study: Doctor of Nursing Practice


This program of study leads to the following credentials:
  • Doctor Of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor Of Nursing Practice (Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner) (fee-based)
  • Doctor Of Nursing Practice (Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner) (fee-based)
  • Doctor Of Nursing Practice (Advanced Practice Pediatric Nurse)
  • Doctor Of Nursing Practice (Family Nurse Practitioner) (fee-based)
  • Doctor Of Nursing Practice (fee-based)
  • Doctor Of Nursing Practice (Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist) (fee-based)
  • Doctor Of Nursing Practice (Neonatal Nursing Practitioner) (fee-based)
  • Doctor Of Nursing Practice (Nurse-Midwifery) (fee-based)
  • Doctor Of Nursing Practice (Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner)
  • Doctor Of Nursing Practice (Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist)
  • Doctor Of Nursing Practice (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- Primary Care)
  • Doctor Of Nursing Practice (Population Health & Systems Leadership)
  • Doctor Of Nursing Practice (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner)
  • Doctor Of Nursing Practice (Women's Health CNS) (fee-based)
Admission Requirements

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 Doctor Of Nursing Practice


Completion Requirements

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 Doctor Of Nursing Practice (Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner) (fee-based)


Completion Requirements

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 Doctor Of Nursing Practice (Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner) (fee-based)


Completion Requirements

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 Doctor Of Nursing Practice (Advanced Practice Pediatric Nurse)


Completion Requirements

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 Doctor Of Nursing Practice (Family Nurse Practitioner) (fee-based)


Completion Requirements

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 Doctor Of Nursing Practice (fee-based)


Completion Requirements

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 Doctor Of Nursing Practice (Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist) (fee-based)


Completion Requirements

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 Doctor Of Nursing Practice (Neonatal Nursing Practitioner) (fee-based)


Completion Requirements

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 Doctor Of Nursing Practice (Nurse-Midwifery) (fee-based)


Completion Requirements

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 Doctor Of Nursing Practice (Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner)


Completion Requirements

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 Doctor Of Nursing Practice (Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist)


Completion Requirements

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 Doctor Of Nursing Practice (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- Primary Care)


Completion Requirements

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 Doctor Of Nursing Practice (Population Health & Systems Leadership)


Completion Requirements

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 Doctor Of Nursing Practice (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner)


Completion Requirements

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 Doctor Of Nursing Practice (Women's Health CNS) (fee-based)


Completion Requirements

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 Program of Study: Doctor Of Philosophy (Nursing)


This program of study leads to the following credentials:
  • Doctor Of Philosophy (Nursing)
  • Doctor Of Philosophy (Nursing: Statistics)
Admission Requirements

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 Doctor Of Philosophy (Nursing)


Completion Requirements

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 Doctor Of Philosophy (Nursing: Statistics)


Completion Requirements

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 Program of Study: Graduate Certificate in Advanced Practice Nursing


This program of study leads to the following credentials:
  • Graduate Certificate in Advanced Practice Nursing (Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner) (fee-based)
  • Graduate Certificate in Advanced Practice Nursing (Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner) (fee-based)
  • Graduate Certificate in Advanced Practice Nursing (Environmental And Occupational Health)
  • Graduate Certificate in Advanced Practice Nursing (Nurse Midwifery) (fee-based)
  • Graduate Certificate in Advanced Practice Nursing (Pediatric Acute Care)
  • Graduate Certificate in Advanced Practice Nursing (Pediatric Primary Care)
  • Graduate Certificate in Advanced Practice Nursing (Psychology-Mental Health)
  • Graduate Certificate in Advanced Practice Nursing (Women's Health Clinical Nurse Specialist) (fee-based)
Admission Requirements

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 Graduate Certificate in Advanced Practice Nursing (Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner) (fee-based)


Completion Requirements

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 Graduate Certificate in Advanced Practice Nursing (Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner) (fee-based)


Completion Requirements

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 Graduate Certificate in Advanced Practice Nursing (Environmental And Occupational Health)


Completion Requirements

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 Graduate Certificate in Advanced Practice Nursing (Nurse Midwifery) (fee-based)


Completion Requirements

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 Graduate Certificate in Advanced Practice Nursing (Pediatric Acute Care)


Completion Requirements

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 Graduate Certificate in Advanced Practice Nursing (Pediatric Primary Care)


Completion Requirements

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 Graduate Certificate in Advanced Practice Nursing (Psychology-Mental Health)


Completion Requirements

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 Graduate Certificate in Advanced Practice Nursing (Women's Health Clinical Nurse Specialist) (fee-based)


Completion Requirements

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 Program of Study: Graduate Certificate in Global Health Nursing


Program Overview

This program of study leads to the following credential:
  • Graduate Certificate in Global Health Nursing
Admission Requirements

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 Graduate Certificate in Global Health Nursing


Completion Requirements

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 Program of Study: Graduate Certificate In Palliative Care


This program of study leads to the following credential:
  • Graduate Certificate In Palliative Care (fee-based)
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 Graduate Certificate In Palliative Care (fee-based)


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 Program of Study: Graduate Certificate in Population Health Equity


Program Overview

This program of study leads to the following credential:
  • Graduate Certificate in Population Health Equity
Admission Requirements

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 Graduate Certificate in Population Health Equity


Completion Requirements

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 Program of Study: Master Of Science (Nursing)


This program of study leads to the following credentials:
  • Master Of Science (Nursing)
  • Master Of Science (Nursing: Clinical Informatics and Patient-Centered Technologies) (fee-based)
Admission Requirements

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 Master Of Science (Nursing)


Completion Requirements

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 Master Of Science (Nursing: Clinical Informatics and Patient-Centered Technologies) (fee-based)


Completion Requirements

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