Master of Nursing (MN)

MN Application Deadline - July 15

The Master of Nursing (MN) program prepares RNs for clinical practice in a range of settings as leaders, managers, care providers, and educators. We offer the following curriculum options:

The curriculum has a strong emphasis on mentoring, both in terms of fieldwork placements and with the faculty. The core coursework for all curriculum options includes research, health systems, health policy, leadership, diversity, and social issues related to health.

All students pursue scholarly inquiry by completing a scholarly inquiry requirement. In addition, students take 3-4 courses in their curriculum option and may choose from courses in the other curriculum options to fulfill the requirement of six credits of related coursework. Two quarters of fieldwork provide students with an opportunity to participate in a setting that assists them to meet their career goals.

The program is designed for both part-time and full-time students. The length of time required to complete the program varies between five quarters (full-time) and seven to eight quarters (part-time). While it is possible to enroll during any quarter, beginning in the Autumn Quarter is best for course sequencing and learning.

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Why seek a Master of Nursing degree?

  • Enhance clinical expertise
  • Improve your career mobility
  • Cultivate sophistication in your own practice
  • Gain skills to proactively improve the healthcare system and the health of the community

Advantages of studying nursing at UW Tacoma

  • Small class size
  • Direct contact, mentoring and advising with faculty in and out of class
  • Flexible full or part-time study for working students
  • Online learning components
  • Practical, real-world field placements that help open new doors in your career Web-based learning

Philosophy of nursing education

The Master of Nursing degree program is consistent with the UW School of Nursing's Philosophy and Conceptual Frameworks of Graduate Education and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's "Essentials of Master's Education for Advanced Practice Nursing."

Please see the following in order to gain a complete understanding of the program:

Admissions Advising

We encourage you to view Special Events for the next UW Tacoma Graduate Program Night information session. Additionally, we offer one-on-one personal or telephone admissions advising for prospective MN students.  Please contact the Nursing program office to schedule an appointment.

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