University of Washington

Second Degree Accelerated BSN


Basic Information: The University of Washington is located in Seattle, Washington. All information session dates and times can be found here.  This program is for students who have already earned a bachelor's degree in another field and have finished the basic requirements for their BSN. 

Must Dos: Students must apply to the University of Washington and to the College of Nursing. Students must complete a minimum of 100 hours volunteer or paid health care experience in one setting within a period of three months (completed within the prior year).

Program Length: Five semesters.

Nursing Prerequisites: A minimum college-level cumulative GPA of 2.8 (download the ABSN GPA Worksheet to determine if you are eligible)

  • Completion of a minimum of three Natural World prerequisite courses(general chemistry, organic chemistry, microbiology, anatomy, physiology, nutrition) with a minimum grade of 3.0 (“B”) in each
  • Completion of Lifespan, Growth and Development and Statistics courseswith a minimum grade of 3.0 in each

Prior Classwork Information: Students must have at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA. Students must complete at least 100 hours of healthcare-related work.

Application Information: The application for the College of Nursing can be found here.  ABSN program applications are generally available in August and are due by October 16 at 5:00pm Pacific Time to begin study the following summer.  The application information for the University of Washington can be found here

Admission Tests: If you are an international student, you must take an English exam as part of the application process.

Tuition: Tuition information can be found here

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Financial aid information can be found here.  Scholarship information can be found here

Updated: May 2018.