Admission requirements: BSN

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The BSN program admits students to the major in Summer and Autumn Quarters only. Full-time students must begin Summer Quarter. Part-time students begin in Summer or Autumn.  As space allows, part-time students who choose to start in Summer take one or both of the required upper-division electives before beginning Nursing coursework in Autumn. Prior to applying, contact the Nursing program office to discuss this option.  Part-time students choose to begin in Summer or Autumn.  Be certain to apply for the correct quarter because a change may necessitate a new application and fee.

Applicants to the UW Tacoma BSN program must meet the following requirements: 

Course Credits Required Prior to Admission
Intermediate Algebra Taken in either in high school or college Yes
Foreign language Two years of the same language in high school or completion of college-level 102 (students whose native language is not English may be exempt from this requirement) No
Writing 15 credits
Must consist of 5 credits of English composition; an additional 10 writing-intensive credits are met through required Nursing coursework at UW Tacoma
Yes: 5 credits of English Comp
Visual, Literary and Performing Arts
15 credits
May be fulfilled through coursework at UW Tacoma
Individuals and Societies
(social sciences)
15 credits
May be fulfilled through coursework at UW Tacoma
General or Inorganic Chemistry 5 credits No
Anatomy and Physiology 10 credits
May be satisfied by Excelsior exam
Microbiology 3-5 credits
May be satisfied by Excelsior exam
Advanced Mathematics 5 credits
May be petitioned upon completion of Statistics
Statistics 5 credits
UW School of Nursing Approved Statistics Course
May be taken at UW Tacoma
Full-time students complete prior to beginning of Autumn Quarter
Part-time students complete prior to Spring Quarter of first year

*Students enrolled in the last year of an associate degree in nursing program or those who have not yet taken the NCLEX may apply for provisional BSN admission prior to RN licensure.

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