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Welcome to the UW School of Nursing!

As a consistently top-ranked public nursing school, we are national and international leaders in improving the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. Our faculty are recognized as some of the top in the world and are making an impact in communities throughout Washington and the world.  We provide lifelong learning opportunities, conduct innovative research, and accelerate scientific discovery to improve clinical practice and are dedicated to providing innovative approaches and cutting edge research. You can be a part of our profound impact — whether we are launching our graduates into a world of opportunities or confronting the greatest health challenges of our time through undaunted research and scholarship.

For open positions, scroll down.

Class of 2018 Doctor of Nursing Practice students

Degree Programs

We offer six degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  In 2019 (does not include Fall 2019), we awarded:

  • 129Doctorate (PhD and DNP)
  • 45 Master’s (MN and MS)
  • 355 Bachelor’s (BSN and ABSN)

Total grant dollars awarded in fiscal year 2019: $13.3 million

Centers of Excellence

Our Centers of Excellence include:

Our Faculty

Our highly distinguished faculty are among the best in the nursing field as demonstrated by the fact that 37 of our faculty are recognized with distinguished fellowships or memberships.  We are well-positioned to advance better health care globally and locally.

  • 30 faculty members elected Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing
  • 7 faculty members elected to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine)

    Some of our faculty and students at the 2018 WIN conference

What our faculty are saying

“My greatest delight is working in an intellectually stimulating environment with scholarly colleagues who share a love of nursing science,” said Karen A. Thomas, professor, Family and Child Nursing.

“The School of Nursing is a community of students and faculty characterized by intellectual rigor, commitment to global health, and a passion for support of diversity and innovation in training, research, and community service. If you care about making the world a better place, the School of Nursing is the place for you,” said Sue McCurry, research professor, Psychosocial and Community Health

“I have a diverse and interesting set of colleagues, who bring their research and clinical experience to the task of improving individual and population health across many different domains. Their work and openness to collaboration supports my interest in developing and evaluating informatics tools and systems to support health system change for patients and families, health care providers, health care organizations, and researchers,” said William Lober, professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics


The School of Nursing is committed to advancing these critical initiatives:

Diversity, equity and inclusion

We share an unwavering commitment to creating and nurturing an inclusive, diverse and welcoming community so that we can continue providing quality and equitable healthcare for all. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Action Plan has been a model for similar plans by UW, the American Academy of Colleges of Nursing and nursing schools in China and Japan. Learn more about diversity, equity and inclusion at our school.

Professor Sarah Gimbel in Iquitos, Peru

Global health

Together, we increase the visibility of nurses’ contributions and diverse roles in improving health globally while giving students a fundamental understanding of the way culture impacts health. Our Center for Global Health Nursing is an important part of the network of UW academics working in global health research and training across disciplines and across borders to improve health and address questions of health disparities locally and worldwide.

Population health

Our school is undertaking major efforts to see that population health is an embedded part of every nursing experience, at every level from new DNP track enhancements to innovative research projects to a new faculty position. We want all nurses to be prepared to address the social determinants of health through assessment, leadership, collaborative practice, and policy development. The new Academic Health Department, an alliance between the UW Schools of Nursing and Public Health and Public Health – Seattle & King County, builds important bridges between academia and the public sector for the good of the community.

Healthy aging

Our innovative research and education serve as a catalyst for promoting healthy aging in older adults because everyone deserves the best possible quality of life as they age. Our de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging is a vibrant community of faculty, students, alumni, visiting scholars and community members who collaborate on aging initiatives, conduct research, secure funding, train our next generation of leaders, and are welcoming to those in and outside the School of Nursing with shared interests and passion.

Open positions

See links below for open nursing faculty positions in all three campuses below: