One hundred practice hours are embedded in the Nursing - RN to BSN curriculum at University of Washington Bothell. The coursework is taught by faculty engaged in the community and in nursing scholarship.

The curriculum is based on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The curriculum consists of nine nursing courses and two electives. One of the nursing courses, Population-based Health in Community Practice is a service-learning course focused on community health.  This particular course includes 52 hours of community practice hours spent largely engaged directly in the work of community health agencies Students complete the program with a written project in the Senior Portfolio course.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Reading and Information Literacy in Nursing
  • Health Policy and the Organization of Healthcare
  • Translating Scholarly Knowledge to Nursing Practice
  • Social Justice in Health
  • Team Leadership & Care Coordination

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Intermediate Algebra: 
Three years of mathematics in high school including completion of Intermediate Algebra or completion of an Intermediate Algebra college course with a 2.0 minimum grade.  
  • Language Proficiency: 
If English is your native language, complete the World Language Proficiency requirement. World Language: Two years of the same language in high school or completion of college-levelPrerequisite Coursework: A minimum 2.0 grade in each of the following:
  • English Composition
  • Inorganic or General Chemistry with Lab
  • Microbiology
  • Anatomy and Physiology with Lab
  • Statistics

Tuition Fee

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    36519 USD/year
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  • National

    11138 USD/year
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