Registered Nursing (RN) Programs in Washington – WA

Are you looking to become a registered nurse in the state of Washington? You will need to earn an associate’s or baccalaureate degree in nursing from an approved or accredited college or university. The registered nursing programs below will help prepare you for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) exam which needs to be taken and passed to earn the title of registered nurse and practice in the state of Washington.

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An associate degree prepares nursing students with foundations in clinical nursing and nursing theory and is an excellent pathway to becoming a registered nurse. A baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) prepares nursing students for advanced roles in nursing such as a charge nurse and other leadership positions where earnings are often significantly higher. Learn more about becoming a registered nurse.

A BSN program is often a 4-year program while an associate’s program can most often be completed in 2 years. There really is no wrong choice since all fields of nursing and nurses with all education levels are being highly sought after by employers. You always have the option to pursue an advanced degree or BSN after you earn an associate degree by entering an RN to BSN program. RN to BSN programs are frequently accelerated and offered as online programs. Check out the campus locations listed below to find a program near you with the philosophy that fits your goals.

Associate Degree Programs Approved by the Washington State Department of Health Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission

Bellevue Community College
Main Campus, Rm R140-A
3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue, WA 98007-6484
Phone: (425) 564-1000

Highline Community College
PO Box 98000
Des Moines, WA 98198
Phone: (206) 878-3710 Ext 3471

Shoreline Community College
Nursing Program
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA98133
Phone: (206) 546-4743

Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindburgh Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: (360) 752-7000

Lake Washington Technical College
Nursing Program
11605 132nd Avenue NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
Phone: (425) 739-8100

Skagit Valley  College – Mt Vernon
Nursing Department
2405 E. College Way
Mt Vernon, WA 98273
Phone: (360) 416-7875

Big Bend Community College
Nursing Department
7662 Chanute St.
Moses Lake, WA 98837
Phone: (509)793-2222

Lower Columbia College *
Nursing Program
1600 Maple Street
Longview,  WA  98632
Phone: (360) 442-2860

South Puget Sound Community College
School of Nursing
2011 Mottman Rd. SE
Olympia, WA 98512
Phone: (360) 768-6414

Centralia Community College
Nursing Program
600 W Locust
Centralia, WA 98531
Phone: (360) 736-9391

North Seattle Community College
Nursing Program
9600 College Way North
Seattle, WA 98103-3599
Phone: (206) 527-3600

Spokane Community College
Nursing Education
N. 1810 Greene St. MS 2090
Spokane, WA 99217
Phone: (509) 533-7000

Clark College
1800 E. McLoughlin Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98663
Phone: (360) 992-2000

Olympic College
Nursing Program
1600 Chester Ave.
Bremerton, WA 98377-1699
Phone: (360) 394-2760

Tacoma Community College
Nursing Program
6501 S 19th St.
Tacoma, WA 98466
Phone: (253) 566-5000

Clover Park Technical College
Nursing Department
4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Lakewood, WA 98499-4098
Phone: (253) 589-5800

Peninsula College
Nursing Program
1502 East Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Phone: (360) 417-6455

Walla Walla Community College
Nursing Education
500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Phone: (509) 527-4240

Columbia Basin College
Nursing Program
2600 N 20th  Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
Phone: (509) 372-7680

Pierce College – Puyallup
Nursing Program
1601 39th Avenue SE
Puyallup WA  98374-2222
Phone: (253) 864-3272

Wenatchee Valley College
Nursing Program
1300 5th Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Phone: (509) 682-6800

Everett Community College
Nursing Department
2000 Tower St.
Everett,  WA  98201-1327
Phone: (425) 388-9463

Renton Technical College
Nursing Program
3000 NE 4th Street
Renton, WA 98056
Phone: (425) 235-2352

Whatcom Community College
Nursing Program
237 West Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98237
Phone: (360) 676-2170

Grays Harbor Community College
Nursing Department
1620 Edward P Smith Drive
Aberdeen, WA 98520
Phone: (360) 538-4148

Seattle Central Community College
Nursing Program
1701 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: (206) 587-4123

Yakima Valley Community College
Nursing Program
N. 16th & Nob Hill Blvd
Yakima, WA 98907-2520
Phone: (509) 574-4902


BSN Degree Programs Approved by the Washington State Department of Health Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission

Seattle University College of Nursing

The Seattle University College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The BSN and MSN programs are approved by the Washington State Nursing Commission.

Programs Offered: BSN, MSN – (Concentrations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwifery, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with Addictions focus), Post-Master’s Certificates

Seattle University College of Nursing,
901- 12th Ave.,
PO Box 222000,
Seattle, WA 98122-1090

Gonzaga University
Dept. Of Nursing
502 E. Boone Ave.
Spokane, WA 99258-0038
Phone: (800) 986-9585

Seattle Pacific University
Lydia Green Nursing Program
3307 3rd Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: (206) 281-2233

Walla Walla College
School of Nursing
10345 SE Market St.
Portland, OR 97216
Phone: (800) 541-8900 / (503) 251-6115

Northwest University
Buntain School of Nursing
5520 108th Ave. NE
Kirkland, WA 98033
Phone: (425) 822-8266

Seattle University
College of Nursing
901-12 Ave
Seattle. WA 98122-1090
Phone: (206) 296-5600

Washington State University
Intercollegiate College of Nursing
2917 W Ft George Wright Dr
Spokane, WA 99204
Phone: (509) 358-7978

Pacific Lutheran University
School of Nursing – Ramstad 214
Tacoma, WA 98447
Phone: (253) 535-7672

University of Washington
School of Nursing
Box 357260
Seattle, WA  98195
Phone: (206) 543-8736

(Source: Washington State Department of Health)

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