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.
The UW School Nursing offers two undergraduate programs: the traditional two-year full-time Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program or the fast-track Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program for applicants who have already earned a bachelor's degree and are looking for a second career in nursing. For more information about these programs, refer to the UW degree program catalog.
Refer to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program catalog listing for general education requirements.
For graduate program information, refer to the UW degree program catalog.