Welcome to the University of Washington School of Nursing (UWSON) website! Our mission is to lead nurse-driven health care research and innovative education to advance nursing science and improve health. Our program offers exceptional opportunities for students to learn from leaders in their field as well as collaborate with other professional scholars. Our faculty members are dedicated teachers who are passionate about promoting student learning through active participation in your educational experience. We hope that you will find this website helpful in learning more about UWSON programs and services, including admissions information, financial aid resources and scholarships available to students, alumni events and more!
School Of Nursing University Of Washington
1 Welcome to the UW School of Nursing
Welcome to the UW School of Nursing! We are a globally recognized, multi-campus health sciences school dedicated to advancing health and healthcare through excellence in education and research. Our mission is to improve the health of communities through nursing education, research, consultation, leadership and service.
To achieve our goal we offer degrees at all levels from bachelors through doctoral degrees including Master’s Degrees with Specialization or Concentration tracks in: Clinical Nurse Leader; Nurse Practitioner with Specialization or Concentration tracks in: Adult/Gerontology Primary Care; Family/Women’s Health; Pediatric Primary Care; Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing; Public Health Nursing (including an online program); RN-BSN bridge program for registered nurses who have earned their associate degree but do not have a bachelor’s degree in nursing yet.
2 Our mission:Leading nurse-driven health care research and innovative education to advance nursing science and improve health.Learn More
- Our mission: Leading nurse-driven health care research and innovative education to advance nursing science and improve health.
- We are the only school of nursing in the nation with a nursing research institute, the Center for Nursing Research.
3 View our impact
The School of Nursing is a community-based academic health center that provides education, research and service to improve the health of people in Washington, the Pacific Northwest and beyond. We are committed to quality patient care through excellence in education, practice and service.
We strive to:
- Promote high quality nursing care through innovative teaching approaches that prepare students while they learn
- Advance knowledge by conducting scholarly research with an emphasis on improving patient outcomes and reducing health disparities
- Enhance our communities’ ability to meet the needs of vulnerable populations through education partnerships with organizations serving diverse populations
4 The University of Washington School of Nursing is proud to be #1 in the U.S. for doctoral programs, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 rankings.Learn More
- The University of Washington School of Nursing is proud to be #1 in the U.S. for doctoral programs, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 rankings.
- The University of Washington School of Nursing is ranked #4 in the U.S. for master’s programs, according to U.S News & World Report’s 2020 rankings.*
5 Meet Betty Bekemeier, PhD, RN, who is working to create a more equitable future for patients with chronic illness, her students and her community.Learn More
Betty Bekemeier, PhD, RN, is a professor at the UW School of Nursing and a leader in the field of nursing education. She is also an advocate for patients with chronic illness who face barriers to care because of their socioeconomic status or race/ethnicity.
Led by Bekemeier, a team of UW researchers analyzed data on more than 4 million hospital discharges across six states to determine whether patients with Medicaid coverage were less likely than those with private insurance coverage to be readmitted within 30 days after discharge. The study found that although readmission rates among both groups decreased over time between 2009-2014 — due largely to declines in hospitalizations for pneumonia and heart failure — there was no significant difference between them by payer type.
6 Congratulations to Dr. Gail Cresci on receiving the 2019 Distinguished Researcher Award from the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS).Learn More
The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) has chosen Dr. Gail Cresci, a Professor of Nursing and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, to receive this year’s Distinguished Researcher Award.
The award recognizes outstanding contributions to advancing research in nursing science that have contributed significantly to improving health outcomes for people and communities worldwide. Dr. Cresci is also the Director of the Center for Health and Risk Communication at Penn’s School of Nursing. In this role, she leads a team focused on developing evidence-based strategies that increase public understanding about how best to communicate with diverse populations about important topics like cancer prevention and treatment options.
7 Exchange ideas | Inspire innovation | Accelerate impact
- Connect with other nursing professionals.
- Share your ideas, questions and perspectives.
- Learn from others’ experiences and expertise.
- Connect with alumni who are experiencing similar challenges in their careers as you are today.
- Share your success stories to inspire others to achieve more.
8 Connect with us
The School of Nursing at the University of Washington is dedicated to increasing access to quality nursing education for people who have been historically underrepresented in nursing and allied health professions. Our programs are designed for individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of others by providing culturally competent care.
To learn more about the School of Nursing, please contact us:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (206) 543-9897
The School also maintains an active presence on social media, where you can find information about our programs and upcoming events as well as connect with students, faculty members and staff:https://www.facebook.com/UWNursinghttps://twitter.com/uwnursinghttps://www.linkedin.com/company/university-of-washington-school-of
9 School of Nursing Office of Development & Alumni Relations1959 NE Pacific StSeattle, WA email@example.comContact Us
The School of Nursing has a number of ways you can contact them:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 206-543-8736 (Office of Development & Alumni Relations)
- Address: 1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/schoolofnursinguw
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/SchoolOfNursingUW
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SchoolOfNursingUW
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/uw-school-of-nursing?trk=top_nav_home
- Instagram: instagram.com/schoolofnursinguw
11 Learn about the school!
The School of Nursing is ranked #1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. It is also the largest nursing school in the United States, with more than 2,800 students enrolled each year. The UW School of Nursing has a long history, having been founded in 1903 as one of the first accredited schools of nursing in Washington state — and indeed one of only six such schools west of Chicago at that time!
Today’s students benefit from a large and diverse student body (men and women) as well as faculty (women make up 60%+), alumni (95% female), online resources…
We hope that you’ve enjoyed learning about the UW School of Nursing. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us at 206-543-8736 or email@example.com.