Admitted students


Congratulations on your acceptance to the Master of Nursing program. We look forward to welcoming you to the School of Nursing & Health Studies community and supporting you throughout your graduate studies. You may have completed some of these steps as instructed when you accepted the offer; however, please review to ensure you have completed them or need to take action.

Step 1: Confirm your enrollment in the program

Log back into the application portal to accept your offer by the deadline on your offer letter. You will be prompted to pay an enrollment confirmation deposit. The deposit is applied to your first quarter of tuition. If you need more time to consider the offer or pay the deposit, email the graduate program advisor at

Step 2: Complete new student Health & Safety requirements

Complete the Initial Background Check and Criminal Disclosure Form. To do this, you will access our portal in CastleBranch, our online partner for monitoring and submitting health and safety documents and trainings. If you have an existing UWB BSN account with CastleBranch, please contact the graduate program advisor @

  • Complete the initial background check, here ($53 fee).
  • Download and submit the criminal disclosure form (item #14) here ($63 fee).

These two items are part of a larger set of School Health and Safety requirements admitted and continuing students complete year. New students are encouraged to begin completing the remaining requirements listed in the same portal of the criminal disclosure form prior to starting the program in the fall.

Step 3: Submit official transcript(s)

After you accept your offer of admission, send final official transcripts and degree documents to Graduate Enrollment Management Services. Scanned copies uploaded with your online application are not considered official. If your degree is in progress, send once conferred on your transcript.

Step 4: Complete UW central requirements

Log back into the application portal to complete the university immunization requirements and the Husky Prevention & Response Training.

Step 5: Sign up for new graduate student academic advising and the program orientation

We understand we have multiple events we are asking you to attend in preparation for the program and graduate school. We do this because we care about your transition and graduate school success. At a minimum we expect all students attend the advising session with the program advisor and program orientation with the professors while highly encouraging student to attend the graduate coaching and library/writing center sessions. 

  1. New Graduate Student Academic Advising Session with the graduate program advisor. These are small group sessions (online). Various times available.
  2. Graduate Coaching: Strategies and tips for success: Thursday, September 5th, 5:30-6:15 pm (online)
  3. Graduate Library and Writing Center Orientation (online): Thursday, September 12th, 5:30-6:45 pm.
  4. Program Orientation with graduate faculty (in-person): Tuesday, September, 17th 1:00-3:30 pm. On the UW Bothell Campus in Building UW1, room 010. Maps and Parking here.

Step 6: Register for classes, set up technology, review resources

  • Set up your UW Student email and activate Two-Factor authentication (2FA) as instructed in the UW IT Student Quick Guide.
  • Mark your calendar to start classes. Day one of your classes is Friday, September 27th (day one of the quarter is 9/25/24). Classes meet every-other-Friday from 8:30-4:45 pm. See the UWB Time Schedule for the in-person dates and class locations.
  • Register for classes starting June 17th. Locate class registration information using the Quarterly Time Schedule. Select the School of Nursing and Health Studies then Health Studies (BHS). Enroll in BNURS 504 and 525 for full time study. Enroll in BNURS 525 only for part-time study. Need help registering? Review the How to Register Guide.
  • Review the program plan of study for the complete full time and part time schedule. Student progress through the program as a group (aka; a cohort). 
  • Follow up with the Office of Financial Aid for questions regarding aid. Tuition is due the 3rd Friday of each quarter. For fall 2024 it is Friday, October 11th.
  • Contact UWB IT if you will need to borrow a laptop and need a Wi-Fi Hotspot. It is first come/first serve and inventory is limited. Don’t wait to request.
  • Familiarize yourself with the university academic calendars which include instructional dates, add/drop course deadlines.
  • Join the UW Graduate School self-paced Online Orientation.
  • Familiarize yourself with and access the student support services which include, but are not limited to, the Student Parent Support Program, Veteran’s Services, and Disability Resources.

Celinda Smith, M.Ed.
Book an appointment
Location UW1, suite 211