You will apply to both the ABSN and DNP programs at the same time. When submitting your application, make sure you select the correct year/cohort:

  1. ABSN 2018, summer start
  2. DNP 2019, autumn start

You will submit a physical application to the UW School of Nursing for the ABSN program, and you will apply online through the UW Graduate School for the DNP application. Applicants will be notified of admissions decisions for both programs will be offered at the same time in late December/early January.

  • You will apply to the ABSN program through the UW School of Nursing.
  • You will apply to the DNP program through the UW Graduate School (application fees apply).
  • If offered admission to the ABSN program, you must apply to and be accepted by the University of Washington as a post-baccalaureate applicant (application fees apply).
  • We do not require the GRE.
  • If you have attended non-U.S. post-secondary college-level schools, you must submit an official translated transcript and a transcript evaluation for each school attended to the UW School of Nursing (see application instructions for details).


ABSN applicants who wish to transition immediately to DNP-CHN or DNP-NM study must submit both ABSN and DNP program applications by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on October 16, 2017. ABSN study begins summer quarter 2018 and DNP study begins autumn quarter 2019.

ABSN application requirements

Download, complete, and return all of the application materials listed below. You must submit an electronic AND a printed copy of your application form only. Submit your printed application and all required supporting materials in one envelope, free of staples, clips or any other type of binder by 5:00 p.m. on the deadline.

The BSN application form uses calculated fields. Make sure you have the most recent version of Adobe Reader installed when completing this application. If you are a Mac user, make sure you are using Adobe Reader or Acrobat to complete the application. Mac’s default program, Preview, does not calculate fields correctly and may send a blank form to us.

For the Colleges/Universities Attended section (Section D), download our Undergraduate GPA Entry How-To tutorial.

DNP application requirements