If you’re an RN with a bachelor’s degree in any field, you can pursue a Master of Nursing degree while still fulfilling your other life commitments. Master’s-prepared nurses are in high demand in management, administration, education, research, policy, and consulting. Full- and part-time programs of study are available. This program is offered at all College of Nursing sites.

Prior to applying to the graduate school and selecting a master’s track option, you will be advised on the completion of the following two courses, which will help bridge your current bachelor’s degree to graduate-level course work in nursing:

  • NURS 360 Contemporary Nursing (3 credits)
  • NURS 440 Population Health Theory (3 credits)

If you attend full-time, you can expect to finish the program in approximately 2 years. If you attend part-time, you will likely complete the program in 3-3.5 years.

Admission Requirements

Below is a list of admission requirements for the RN-MN program. Some of the listed requirements need to be completed prior to others. Please consult with an RN-MN advisor before applying to the program.

  • Current RN license in Oregon or Washington; must have Washington licensure by start of program
  • Bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited institution
  • Minimum grade of 2.0 in each prerequisite course as well as an overall prerequisite GPA of 3.0 or above for the following: Intro to Psychology, Intro to Sociology, Statistics, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Nutrition
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (calculated from all college courses)
  • Current nursing experience (preferably 2 years)
  • NURS 360 Contemporary Nursing (3 credits)
  • NURS 440 Population Health Theory (3 credits)

Application Deadlines

  • All applicants must consult with an advisor before applying. An advisor will review your transcripts for pre-application requirements and provide additional instructions.