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The University of Washington (UW) is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and is a member of the Association of American Universities. The UW School of Nursing offers five-degree programs—the BSN, MN, MS, DNP, and Ph.D.—as well as a fast-track bachelor’s program, ABSN, and a Graduate Certificate Program approved by the UW Graduate School through a regular review and GCP self-study process. The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at the University of Washington are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

In addition to NWCCU and CCNE accreditation, the Nurse-Midwifery DNP and Graduate Certificate programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (formerly ACNM Division of Accreditation).

The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner DNP tracks are approved/recognized by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB).

Degrees offered

UW Bothell campus

UW Seattle campus

UW Tacoma campus

Continuing Nursing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credential Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) through March 31, 2022.

The UW School of Nursing Wound Management Education Program (WMEP) is accredited by the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) through 2021.

Program licensure

In accordance with U.S. Department of Education regulations, review our published list of U.S. states where our professional nursing programs meet state requirements for licensure and certification.