Master of Nursing (MN)


MN Application - How to apply

Autumn Jul 15 Aug 1
Winter Nov 15 Dec 1
Spring Feb 15 Mar 1
Summer Not available Not available

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 both curriculum options includes research, health systems, health policy, leadership, and social issues related to health.

Students take 3 courses in their curriculum option and 8 core courses. Two quarters of fieldwork provide students with an opportunity to participate in a setting that assists them in meeting their career goals. All students complete a scholarly inquiry requirement.

The standard program plans have students complete the 47 required credits in seven quarters. While it is possible to enroll during any quarter, beginning in the Autumn is best for course sequencing and learning.

Campus view of Mount Rainier and Tacoma Dome

Why seek a Master of Nursing degree?

  • Enhance your 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 for working students
  • Online learning components
  • Practical, real-world field placements that help open new doors in your career

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 offer one-on-one in person or telephone admissions advising for prospective MN students.  Please call 253.692.4470 to schedule an appointment or click on the button below. 

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