Master of Nursing



Students who choose the Master of Nursing general track are preparing themselves for a wide range of advanced roles including population health, global health, informatics, and other specialties. Student select elective coursework congruent with their individual academic and professional goals. Students have time to explore and discuss options with their Scholarly Chair first during their first year in the program. Many student choose to pursue a focus area in Population Health via our partnership with the UW Seattle DNP Population Health & Systems Leadership program. 

  • Students may select electives from both our Nurse Educator and Administrative Leadership coursework.
  •  Seek out coursework from programs across the University and beyond.

Schedule overview

Select between part-time (4 years) or full time study (2 years) and have the option to take leave quarters as needed. The course schedule is designed to be work-compatible and predictable. Courses meet only five times each quarter with in-person meetings scheduled for every-other Friday. The remaining coursework is online in a supportive and engaging online setting. In-person courses times are between the hours of 8:30 am-4:45 pm. Supplemental programming is offered during the in-person weeks from 5:00-6:30 pm. Elective coursework outside of the MN program may not be hybrid or conform to the MN course schedule and credit load. 

Curriculum overview

Students complete 24 credits of core, 11 credits of fieldwork and capstone and 16 credits elective coursework. Learn more by reviewing the course descriptions.

Master of Nursing, General  Track  Credits
Core coursework  
BNURS 504 Disparity and Social Justice in Health care 4
BNURS 509 Ethics and Policy in Advanced Nursing Practice  4
BNURS 520 Translational Research I 4
BNURS 522 Translational Research II 4
BNURS 525 Health care Systems Leadership for Advanced Roles 4
BNURS 506 Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Health Assessment  4
Fieldwork and capstone coursework  
BNURS 590 Introduction to Advanced Fieldwork and Capstone Project 1
BNURS 591 Advanced Fieldwork 6
BNURS 592 Capstone Project  4
Elective Coursework  
Student select a total of 16 credits of  approved courses creating a concentration.  16
Total credit-hours 51






Student spotlight

Arlyce-Coumar-180726A-003-(2).jpgMN graduate, Arlyce Coumar shares why she chose the general tack and why she liked that she could pick her own electives. She selected a combination of nurse education and population-health courses to develop international partnerships, and step into a new advanced nursing role. Read more.

Additionally, watch our student videos and read our student stories highlighting how graduates have utilized the skills and knowledge gained from the program to advance their career and contribute to the health of the community.

Learn more

Monthly info sessions and individual appointments with the graduate adviser are available. Visit the advising webpage for contact information and scheduling. 

Updated April 2022