University of Washington School of Nursing

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If it is your ardent desire to attend the best nursing school in America, you can enroll in University of Washington School of Nursing, which is ranked first and the best, among graduate nursing schools of America in 2011 by U.S. News & World Report, among 464 schools of nursing throughout the country.

University of Washington School of Nursing was founded in 1922, in Seattle, Washington. UW School of Nursing has been bearing major leadership role in advancing nursing research, education and practice nationally and globally. The three department of the school offers a student nursing education programs for undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and post-doctoral level. The school has approximately 600 students enrolled in these programs. The extensive clinical and practice offered by the school to the students greatly benefits the patients, families, and the community as a whole.

The greatest achievement of University of Washington School of Nursing is holding No.1 Rank position continuously for last 27 years, though two other privately funded universities, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pennsylvania also were ranked together this year by U.S. News & World Report, among 464 schools of nursing in 2011. 

In addition to ranking, the school has also gained accolades from the U.S. News & World Report on other fields, which includes its nursing programs. Several nursing specialty programs offered by the school has also achieved ranking and out of the 8 nursing specialties receiving the rankings, the graduate program in community and public health nursing was able to niche a first place ranking. The no. 2 ranking was granted to school’s adult nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner specialties and, pediatric nurse practitioner program niche No. 3 ranking. Psychiatric/mental health clinical ranked No. 9 and the nurse midwifery specialty was ranked 11thamong peer programs.

UW School of Nursing is also consistently ranked as the nation’s top three schools of nursing in funded research.

Various programs offered by the UW School of Nursing include

Undergraduate Programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Graduate Programs

  • Master of Nursing (MN)
  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science (PhD)
  • Graduate Certificate Program in Advanced Practice Nursing (GCPAPN)

Graduate Certificates

  • Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP)
  • Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (APMHNP)
  • Advanced Practice Environmental Health
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
  • Infectious Disease and Infection Control Nursing
  • Infant Mental Health
  • Leadership
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Midwifery

Graduate Certificate Program in Advanced Practice Nursing (GCPAPN)

The students, who have completed a graduate degree or are currently matriculated in a graduate degree program, can opt for the Graduate Certificate Program in Advanced Practice Nursing (GCPAPN). A minimum of 15 credits (9 graded) are essential to complete all GCPAPN options. Some elective courses may offer and can be applied for both the certificate and a graduate degree at the University of Washington.

A GCPAPN can only be earned by a student, who have previously earned a master’s degree or are being awarded a UW graduate degree in the same quarter as the GCPAPN.

The admissions criteria may vary as per the applied certificate, where few certificate programs may require an RN license and a graduate degree in nursing, but the requirements for the certificate program includes:

  • completion or concurrent enrollment in a graduate degree
  • a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter (60 semester) credits

A student is also eligible for numerous financial aids, scholarships, grants, loans and tuition fee reimbursement schemes.


Academic Services University of Washington School of Nursing
Phone: 206-543-8736 or 1-800-759-NURS