Nursing Education

    Associate in Nursing DTA/MRP Degree
    Graduates who complete the Associate in Nursing DTA/MRP degree are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) exam to become licensed as a Registered Nurse. Passing the NCLEX-RN exam and completion of this transfer degree provide the general education and nursing courses for direct transfer with only one additional year of study to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at four-year institutions in Washington state. While the agreements with baccalaureate institutions assure the transfer of credit, the admission to a particular university program is not assured. Each institution has separate admission criteria which can be based on grades and other considerations.
    Practical Nursing
    Please note: Practical Nursing Certificate is not accredited by ACEN.
    The Practical Nurse is able to recognize and meet the basic needs of the client while providing nursing care under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse or licensed physician in routine nursing situations. Students who complete the first year ADN courses and additional coursework in the summer quarter are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). If successful, they are licensed as practical nurses (LPN).