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Registered Nurse - Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)

The Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN) offers an Associate in Nursing Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program (AN DTA/MRP) degree with a two–year curriculum designed to prepare registered nurses for the workforce. The program includes nursing theory, skills lab, clinical practice and general education.

New students are accepted into the six–quarter program in fall. Students are accepted by a lottery of applicants who have completed all program admission requirements by the application submission deadline. Opening and closing dates will be posted before each application period. Please refer to the Registered Nurse-Associate Degree Nursing link for additional information.

Associate in Nursing DTA/MRP Degree:

135 Credits (45 prerequisite; 75 in major; 15 corequisite credits)

  • Prepares students to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Examination (NCLEX–RN) and apply for a license as a registered nurse in Washington State.
  • Students begin the Nursing program in fall quarter only; work on prerequisites can begin any quarter. This program has strict application deadlines and admission procedures.
  • The Nursing program might be a good fit for you if you enjoy science, like helping people and working as part of a team, and have good communication skills.
  • Areas of study include math, biology, chemistry, anatomy & physiology, microbiology, nutrition and a wide array of courses in nursing practice.
  • Note: The educational environment contains multiple latex products and exposure to potential blood borne pathogens. Current infection control standards are taught in the program.

Career Opportunities:

Registered nurses generally work in hospitals, skilled nursing care facilities, community health clinics, physicians' offices or with agencies to provide in–home healthcare.

Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC)

The Nursing Assistant-Certified program offers preparation for immediate entry-level employment in long-term care and/or home health agencies as well as in hospitals. The program includes theory, skills lab and clinical hours in basic nursing care skills, body mechanics, personal care, communication, and interpersonal skills.

This program is approved by the Washington State Department of Health as a Nursing Assistant Training program. Nursing Assistant students who successfully complete the program will be eligible to take the Washington State Nursing Assistant certification examination.

Students are accepted into the one-quarter program in fall, winter, spring and summer quarters. Please refer to the Nursing Assistant-Certified link for additional information.


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