The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Nursing degrees are offered on all three campuses of the University of Washington - Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma - and fulfill the mission and goals of the University, the School, and the particular campus.
Accreditation through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education is shared across campuses. This unique, tri-campus relationship fosters diversity, enhances program access, and assures excellence in nursing education.*
- The BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) - Offers beginning nursing studies.
- The ABSN (Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing) - Pre-RN program for non-nurses who hold baccalaureate degrees in any non-nursing field. Students complete BSN studies in 5 consecutive quarters.
- The MN (Master of Nursing) - Prepares nurse practitioners in adult/geriatric, acute care, family, pediatric, women's health, psychosocial, and nurse-midwifery practice. Advanced practice nurses can also complete degrees in community health, infectious disease/infection control or forensic nursing or may become clinical nurse specialists, care systems managers, nurse educators or nurse researchers.
- The MS (Master of Science) - Emphasizes nursing research.
- The DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) - Doctoral program for licensed RNs and ARNPs focusing on the incorporation of strong skills in advanced clinical practice, practice inquiry (research), and leadership.
- The PhD (Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science) - Prepares scientists capable of advancing nursing practice and education. Also provides postdoctoral training in a variety of fields including women's health and substance abuse.