Many students pursue BSN completion as a stepping stone to graduate education. A wide array of nursing graduate programs (masters and doctoral) exist in the UW System, from leadership to advanced practice and more! Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) include Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Clinical Nurse Leaders, Nurse Anesthetists, and Nurse Midwives. Other roles enhanced by graduate education include Nurse Administrator, Director of Quality/Safety, Informaticist, Nurse Educator, and Nurse Researcher. The Institute of Medicine Report (2011) calls for greater progression to graduate education, and identifies critical need for more nurse faculty, enhanced preparation of nurse administrators, and increased numbers of APRNs to meet the needs for healthcare and education of the nursing workforce.
Create a brighter future through graduate nursing education. Use the below links to learn about UW graduate programs, including program descriptions, admission criteria, and the application process.
Graduate Programs by Campus
- School of Nursing
- School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
- School of Nursing PhD Program