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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 PhD—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 program 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.

About our school

The University of Washington School of Nursing has more than 600 students, including 400 graduate students; 115 tenured faculty, research faculty and instructors; over 600 clinical faculty; and 42 adjunct and affiliate faculty. It has received top ranking nationwide in all surveys of schools of nursing conducted since 1984. This distinction is based on faculty excellence and productivity, quality of graduates, and school leadership.
Magnuson Health Sciences CenterThe School of Nursing is an integral part of the Warren G. Magnuson Health Sciences Center, along with the following schools:

It is also an integral part of two teaching and research hospitals, the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.

The Health Sciences Library and five research and training centers and institutes (Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Institute, Center on Human Development and Disability, Center for Research in Oral Biology, Northwest Regional Primate Center, and Institute on Aging) share a vital partnership with the academic programs of the Health Sciences Center.