Non-nurses

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A pre-nursing associate degree does not meet the requirements for UW Tacoma Nursing.

To be eligible for UW Tacoma's BSN program, an applicant must have earned an associate degree in nursing from a community or technical college, or be enrolled in the last year of study in an associate degree in nursing program, or have been awarded a diploma in nursing by a hospital-based nursing school.  An applicant also must be a currently licensed Registered Nurse in Washington state.   Provisional admission may be offered to students in the last year of an associate degree in nursing program or graduates who have not yet taken the NCLEX-RN examination.

Community college RN programs

After graduating from a community college's associate degree in nursing program and passing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nursing, an applicant then would be considered for admission to UW Tacoma's BSN.

There are many local community and technical college associate degree RN programs, including the following:

Four-year BSN option

UW Seattle's School of Nursing offers a four-year BSN path that does not require an RN license for admission.

Pre-nursing degree programs

"Pre-nursing" associate degree programs transfer to UW Seattle. Pre-nursing degrees do not transfer to UW Tacoma, which requires an RN license and an associate degree in nursing.

Healthcare Leadership degree

UW Tacoma offers a Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Leadership, a non-nursing degree for students interested in leadership positions in a multitude of healthcare settings.