The Master of Nursing program is designed to meet the needs of nurses interested in advanced nursing roles in a variety of settings including administrative leadership, education and global, community and public health.
You will have the opportunity for the study of advanced nursing through fieldwork, courses and field applications of nursing theory, translational research, and individual, family, community, and systems adaptations.
We offer an in-person weekly schedule and a hybrid schedule of bi-weekly courses; course days are Fridays only and is based on a cohort model. You will create a network of nursing colleagues while also learning from others’ diverse nursing experiences and academic goals.
Students most often pursue professional interests in:
- Administrative Leadership
- Nursing Education
- Global, Community, and Public Health
Experienced nurses with an RN and a bachelor's degree in another discipline may be eligible to apply. Consult the Admission without a BSN section for details.
The Master of Nursing degree focuses on leadership and other advanced roles. It does not prepare students for certification as a nurse practitioner or as a clinical nurse specialist. Connect to the UW School of Nursing for more information on degrees for these specific roles.
The nursing 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).
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