How to apply

Prospective applicants

  1. Submit the UW Bothell new student application, selecting “Nursing” as your intended major.
  2. Include your Nursing goal statement, resume, and an email address for your recommender as part of your application (see additional information below).
  3. Submit your official transcripts as part of your application. Electronic submission is recommended. You can find more information about sending your official transcripts to UW Bothell by visiting the UW Bothell Admission webpage.

Required application materials

Everett and Shoreline Nursing students and graduates please refer to the Nurse Scholars webpage for information on the required materials.

Nursing goal statement

Your statement should demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively in writing and should be well-composed and developed. In 400-650 words, highlight your educational and professional goals by answering the following prompts:

  1. What inspires your interest in completing your BSN with the UW Bothell program?
  2. Describe your long-term professional and academic plans and aspirations.
  3. How do you believe a Bachelor of Science in Nursing will aid you in meeting your goals and/or enhancing your nursing practice?

Nursing resume

In no more than two pages, include the following

  • Educational History: State in reverse chronological order, including starting and ending years, and anticipated date of graduation from nursing school (if still a student). Include clinical rotations in the educational history (not work history), and any licenses, certifications, or other nursing credentials you may have.
  • Work History: List in reverse chronological order, with all starting and ending months and years. Be sure to briefly account for all employment gaps.
  • Volunteering History: Include if applicable to nursing, leadership, or human services.

One (1) recommendation

Provide an academic or professional recommendation. The name, email address, and type of recommender are submitted as part of the online application. The Office of Admissions will send the recommender a link to fill out the form.

  • Academic Recommendation:
    If you graduated from a nursing program within five years of the time of application, submit an academic recommendation from your nursing program. Examples of possible recommenders include a nursing instructor, a nursing clinical instructor/supervisor, or the current nursing program director. A nursing instructor who knows your academic work is preferred over a nursing program director when possible. If it has been more than five years since you graduated from your nursing program, a professional or non-nursing academic recommendation is acceptable.
  • Professional Recommendation:
    A nursing or healthcare-related supervisor recommendation is preferred. If you are currently employed, the recommendation must be from your current supervisor, whether they are in nursing, other healthcare fields, or another profession. If you are not currently employed, either a recommendation from a former supervisor or an academic recommendation is acceptable.

Educational transcripts

You are required to submit all transcripts. Electronic submission is recommended.


Connect with our Nursing Admissions Advisor, Karina Rodriguez

Make an appointment here. You may also call 425.352.5000 or email