What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at the UW Seattle campus is a two-year professional program that prepares you for a career as a registered nurse. As a BSN student, you will learn from our nationally acclaimed faculty in class and using interactive scenarios in our Learning Lab, allowing you to practice nursing skills in a safe environment before performing them in a supervised clinical setting.

You will build on those foundational skills with over 1,000 hours of hands-on patient care experience under the guidance of licensed care providers. These experiences take place at one of our 700+ respected community partnership sites, including Seattle Children’s Hospital and the top-ranked University of Washington Medical Center.

With over a ninety-eight percent graduation rate annually, the UW School of Nursing prepares you for success and excellence in nursing.


BSN students begin as college-level juniors, having already completed 90 quarter/60 semester college-level credits or a previous bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field. A solid foundation of science and humanities prerequisite coursework sets you up for success in our program.

The BSN is a full-time program, including:

academic coursework focused on critical thinking, care and therapeutics, and health care resources

in-class lecture with experienced nurse practitioners and researchers

clinical simulation exercises in our Learning Lab, and

supervised direct patient care in the field

Many of our BSN graduates continue on to graduate nursing study and careers in research, administration, and education.

Which department am I in?

School of Nursing

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
Quarterly tuition: USD $13,038
Start date

Expected September 2022


University of Washington

Schmitz Hall, 1410 NE Campus Parkway,



98195, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: 580 paper-based TOEFL.

For international students

Student must have a High School Qualification.

Due to limited testing availability from COVID-19, the UW will accept the Duolingo’s English Test for autumn 2021 applicants. A minimum score of 105 will be required for admission. The TOEFL iBT special home edition and the IELTS Indicator at home exam will also be accepted for 2021 international freshman applicants.

English proficiency

TOEFL (iBT) - Minimum score required: 76, Recommended score: 92 or higher

IELTS - Minimum score required: 6.0, Recommended score: 7.0 or higher

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.