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The University of Washington (UW) is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, and is a member of the Association of American Universities. The UW School of Nursing offers five degree programs - the BSN, MN, MS, DNP and PhD - as well as a fast-track graduate entry program, ABSN, and a Graduate Certificate Program approved by the UW Graduate School through a regular review and GCP self study process. The BSN, MN and MS programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through the Year 2019. The DNP program is accredited by CCNE through the Year 2014. A process of reflective, critical self-evaluation resulting in a self study is a part of this CCNE accreditation.

In addition to NCCU and CCNE accreditation, the Nurse Midwifery MN program is fully accredited by the ACNM Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (formerly ACNM Division of Accreditation) through the year 2018. The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner MN program is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) through the Year 2013.

The University of Washington School of Nursing has over 600 students, including 400 graduate students; 115 tenured faculty, research faculty and instructors; over 600 clinical faculty; and 42 adjunct and affiliate faculty. It has received top ranking nationwide in all surveys of schools of nursing conducted since 1984. This distinction is based on faculty excellence and productivity, quality of graduates, and school leadership. The School of Nursing is an integral part of the Warren G. Magnuson Health Sciences Center, along with the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health and Community Medicine, and Social Work and two teaching and research hospitals, the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center. The Health Sciences Library and five research and training centers and institutes (Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Institute, Center on Human Development and Disability, Center for Research in Oral Biology, Northwest Regional Primate Center, and Institute on Aging) share a vital partnership with the academic programs of the Health Sciences Center.

Certification Results for UW SoN

 

2009
% Passed
2010
% Passed
2011
% Passed
2012
% Passed
2012
National % Passed
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AACN)N/A 100%100% 100%96% 
Adult Nurse Practitioner (AACN)100% 85%94% 100%91%
Adult Psychiatric Mental Health (AACN) 100%  92%100% 100%84%
Family Psychiatric Mental Health (AACN) N/A 100% 92%  100%89% 
Family Nurse Practitioner (AACN) 89% 100% 100%  100%86% 
Midwifery (ACME) 100% 100% 83%  100%N/A 
Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist (NCC) 100% 100% 90%  100%N/A  
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NCC)N/A 88% 90%  N/AN/A  
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNCB 2009-2011; AACN 2012)  100% 100% 100%  100%96% 
NCLEX 93% 98% 97%  94%93%
      
 Average Across Certifications96% 98%  93% 99%92%