EvCC, University Center Welcome UW Bothell Nursing Students


September 8, 2010

CONTACT: Richard Penny, (425) 352-3395,  pennyr2@uw.edu

EvCC and University Center - Katherine Schiffner,  425- 388-9554; kschiffner@everettcc.edu
Providence Regional Medical Center Everett - Cheri Russum, 425-304-0591; cheri.russum@providence.org
First University of Washington Program Offered in Everett
EVERETT, Wash. – The first University of Washington program to be offered in Everett begins Oct. 5 when 40 University of Washington Bothell students start their bachelor of science in nursing degree at the University Center of North Puget Sound.


University of Washington Bothell Chancellor Kenyon S. Chan and EvCC President David Beyer will launch the new partnership and celebrate the start of the program at 3 p.m. Sept. 20 at EvCC’s Olympus Hall, Room 205.

The University Center, which offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees from eight partner universities, is located on Everett Community College’s main campus in north Everett.
“I believe that those of us in this first class and those that follow are the future of nursing in Snohomish County,” said Julie Harris, an EvCC nursing graduate who works as a nurse at Providence Regional Medical Center.

The new program is the result of partnerships between the two educational institutions and local health care providers. Significant support was given by Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, the Everett Mayor’s Office, Everett Area Chamber of Commerce and The Everett Clinic. Local legislators provided key support for funding.
In addition to Chan and Beyer, speakers at the celebration include Dave Brooks, CEO of Providence Regional Medical Center, Mary Baroni, director of the UW Bothell nursing program, Stuart Barger, dean of Health Sciences and Public Safety at EvCC and Christine Kerlin, vice president of the University Center of North Puget Sound. A tour of University Center will follow.

The University Center of North Puget Sound is administered by Everett Community College with a mission to bring bachelor’s and master’s degree programs to North Snohomish, Island and Skagit counties.

For additional information about the program visit the University Center of North Puget Sound, www.uceverett.org or the UW Bothell Nursing Program at www.uwb.edu/nursing.

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. During the 2010-11 academic year, UW Bothell will debut a Bachelor of Science in Biology. It will also launch its Bachelor of Science in Nursing at a new Everett location (University Center of North Puget Sound) and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration at its Bellevue-based Eastside Leadership Center. www.uwb.edu/nursing

About University Center of North Puget Sound: University Center offers more than 20 bachelor's and master's degree programs on the Everett Community College's campus, and supports a dozen online degree programs from colleges and universities including Central Washington University (Everett and Mt Vernon), Eastern Washington University, The Evergreen State College, Washington State University (online), Western Washington University, Hope International University and Saint Martin's University. 

About Providence Regional: Providence Regional Medical Center Everett is a tertiary referral center serving five counties with comprehensive, not-for-profit, mission-based health care.  In addition to its award-winning cardiac services, critical care and vascular care, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett also offers general medical and surgical care, and specialized treatment in areas such as oncology, newborn intensive care, orthopedics, neurosurgery, trauma, and pediatrics. Providence Regional Medical Center Everett has two campuses located at 1321 Colby and 916 Pacific Avenue in Everett.  For more information, visit www.providence.org