NO. Beginning in Summer Quarter 2007, GRE scores are no longer required for applicants to any of the School of Nursing's graduate degree programs.
The School of Nursing has not found GRE scores to be predictive of success in its graduate programs, including the Master of Nursing (MN), Master of Science (MS), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science (PhD) programs. Other factors considered in the review of applications have been found to be better predictors of success, including holistic review of applicant experience and applicant previous GPA. Additionally, the School’s recruitment experts have found that the GRE presents a significant deterrent to application, as it is both expensive and intimidating for applicants, particularly to women and applicants of color.
On March 11, 2007, the Graduate Faculty of the School of Nursing Seattle campus voted to remove the GRE as a requirement for application and admission to the School of Nursing's graduate programs, including the MN, MS, DNP, and PhD programs, and requested that School of Nursing graduate curriculum coordinating committees consider alternative evidence to evaluate applicant scholarship.