Future students

Why UW Nursing?

We are one of the highest-ranked nursing schools in the nation, world leaders in nursing research, known for our legendary faculty and respected for our global reach and impact. A nursing education from the UW provides a world of opportunities and opens doors to an incredible future. We offer leading-edge degree programs, and we welcome international faculty and staff as visiting scholars and students.

Be empowered

Students at the UW School of Nursing are passionate about improving health care through practice, research, and teaching. You are studying at a premier research university and learning from leaders in the nursing profession. You get to work side-by-side with nursing legends tackling health issues that will be put into practice to benefit patients, families and communities.

Be with world-class faculty

We employ a highly qualified faculty – many of whom are renowned in their fields of study and are nationally and internationally recognized for their expertise. They are committed to helping students develop the knowledge and skills to become highly competent, compassionate nurse leaders, nurse scientists and nurse faculty.

Be a world of good

We are teaching the next generation of nurse leaders, educators and scientists. Our graduates become chief nursing officers, nursing deans and leading faculty members in schools throughout the U.S. and the world. We have graduates who have become the first advanced practice nurses working in rural Washington communities to diagnose and treat patients autonomously. Other graduates have improved data gathering and utilization in African nations to help nurses deliver the best care to their patients. Our students and alumni are doing more than reading about positive changes; they’re the catalysts making change happen—regionally and globally.

Be successful

Our students have access to a variety of exceptional programs to help them not only progress, but excel. Take advantage of our new student orientation program and our many student resources, including academic counseling, tutoring, peer advising, financial services and more.