School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership

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The School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership offers two distinct undergraduate majors, an undergraduate minor and a professional graduate degree. The undergraduate degrees include a transfer degree which takes a registered nurse, licensed in Washington State, to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) degree, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Leadership. The undergraduate minor, open to all majors, is in Health and Society. The Master of Nursing degree offers professional graduate study with two different curriculum options. An ADN-BSN-MN accelerated study option is also available.

The School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership has strong ties to the South Puget Sound community. The students complete fieldwork and practicum placements in the South Puget Sound region and the faculty conduct collaborative research with partners in our community. The Nursing and Healthcare Leadership alumni are also actively involved in the healthcare field, in this region and nationally, either professionally or through volunteer opportunities.


The baccalaureate degree program (BSN) and master's degree program (MN) in nursing at University of Washington Tacoma are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 (