What will I learn?

The Master of Nursing program prepares registered nurses for a variety of advanced leadership and education roles in clinical, acute, long-term care, ambulatory, administrative, academic and community settings.

The program offers one Master of Nursing degree in which students have the option to select one of three tracks: Nurse Educator, Administrative Leadership or General. Students have the first year to consider which track bests meets their goals and the areas they seek to develop.

Students complete a set of core nursing courses,100 hours of fieldwork, a capstone project and a public presentation at the annual Master of Nursing Symposium. Students have the option to complete the program part-time or full-time.

Program learning goals

In addition to the following learning goals for the program and for each degree track, the core curriculum meets the current American Association of College Essentials of Master's Education in Nursing.

Evaluate the adequacy of underlying knowledge from nursing science, related fields, and professional foundations as it informs advanced practice;

Competently assess and manage health-related issues within a defined population or care system, and evaluate the effectiveness of these advanced nursing practices;

Utilize knowledge and skills in professional practice among diverse and multicultural populations;

Demonstrate competence in the development of inquiry relevant to practice, education, or administration.

Develop and utilize leadership strategies that foster improvement of health care;

Articulate ethical issues and responsibilities involved in nursing practice.

Study options

The program admits once per year in Autumn, is cohort based, and offers a hybrid class schedule designed to be predictable and work-compatible for the busy professional. Students choose to complete the program in two or four years with the option of leave quarters are an option as needed.

Which department am I in?

School of Nursing

Study options

Full Time (51 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$41,521.00 per year
Start date

Expected September 2022


University of Washington Bothell

18115 Campus Way NE,



98011, United States

Full Time (51 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$41,521.00 per year
Start date

3 January 2022


University of Washington Tacoma

1900 Commerce Street,



98402, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Prospective graduate students must meet the following minimum requirements: Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.1or its equivalent from a foreign institution; Have earned at least a 3.0 grade-point-average (on a 4 point scale) for the last 90 graded quarter credits or 60 graded semester credits. Other English Language Requirements: 580 paper-based TOEFL.

For international students

Bachelor degree in nursing from an NLN- or CCNE-accredited program-3.0 grade point average in the last 90 credits -Statistics course -Active and unencumbered WA. State RN license-Statement of purpose congruent with the program outcomes- Two recommendation-Resume -Criminal background check with acceptable results.

English Proficiency:

The Graduate School is temporarily accepting official test scores for both the Duolingo English Test and the TOEFL ITP Plus For China to assist international students with remote testing options. This policy is currently in effect through the autumn 2021 admission cycle (i.e., students enrolling in autumn 2021).

TOEFL iBT - Minimum Required Score (ELP Required): 80; Recommended Score (ELP Satisfied): 92 or higher

TOEFL pBT - Minimum Required Score: 500

Duolingo: Minimum Required Score (ELP Required): 105; Recommended Score (ELP Satisfied): 120 or higher

IELTS: Minimum Required Score 6.5

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