The opportunity for students to enter B.S.N. and M.S.N. programs with a bachelor’s degree has expanded tremendously. Most of the programs are two years and lead to the RN certification and the opportunity to pursue advanced practice specialization in such areas as family practice, midwifery, pediatrics, critical care, infectious diseases, or Doctor of Nursing programs. The schools vary greatly in terms of courses required for matriculation. The courses most frequently required for admission include:

  • Biology — Nutrition (Biology 127), Microbiology + Lab (Biology 339); Human Anatomy and Physiology + Lab;
  • Chemistry — Two semesters, to include general, organic, and biochemistry
  • Mathematics — Statistics (Mathematics 128 or 247)
  • Psychology — Psychology 110; Developmental Psychology throughout the Lifespan

FAQs for Nursing

What are some programs attended  by recent alums?

University of Washington
Oregon Health & Sciences University
University of California - San Francisco
Duke University
Johns Hopkins University
Seattle University
Gonzaga University
University of Pennsylvania

How do I apply?

NursingCAS is the centralized application service operated by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Although many of the 750 nursing schools affiliated with AACN were participating in NursingCAS, some such as the University of Washington School of Nursing and Seattle University College of Nursing do not and you apply directly to the particular school.  Students are encouraged to review the application process of individual schools to which they seek admission.  


For further information contact:
Kimberly Mueller, Director of Health Professions Advising
Hall of Science #164