Nursing Program Overview

The Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN) offers an associate of applied science–transfer (AAS–T) degree with a two–year curriculum designed to prepare registered nurses.

Nursing Program Application

The program includes skills lab, nursing theory, clinical practice and general education courses. Note: The educational environment contains multiple latex products and exposure to potential blood borne pathogens. Current infection control standards are taught in the program. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Examination (NCLEX) and apply for a license as a registered nurse in Washington State.

New students are accepted into the six–quarter program each fall. Students are accepted on a first–come, first–served basis from the Program Ready List, after completion of all six prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of 2.5 in each class and Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) test with an overall Adjusted Individual Total Score at or above 75 percent. Applications are accepted April 1 to April 30.

For more specific information on application requirements, please refer to the Associate Degree Nursing Program Application. If you have any questions not answered by the application, you may inquire with the Allied Health division office at 206.934.4347.

It is strongly suggested that students complete related instruction support courses prior to entering the program. If not, the course must be completed in the quarter or sequence listed. In addition, a medical terminology course is highly recommended. Applicants must complete the six prerequisite classes before being accepted to the Nursing Program Ready List. Highly recommended: Anatomy and Physiology I and II sequence to be taken at the same school.

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.–T) Degree, 108 Credits

(45 prerequisite credits; 63 in major)

  • 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 can 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 chemistry, anatomy & physiology, microbiology, nutrition, pharmacology and a wide array of courses in nursing practice.
  • Registered nurses generally work in hospitals, skilled nursing care facilities, community health clinics, physicians’ offices or with agencies to provide in-home healthcare.

LPN–RN Transition:

As of February 25, 2013, the LPN–RN transition is no longer offered at Seattle Central College.

Career Opportunities

Registered nurses may work in hospitals, long–term care, physicians' offices, clinics or in-home health care.

Information Sessions

Information sessions are conducted each quarter so interested students can learn more about the program. Please visit our Info Sessions page for dates and times.

Program Approval & Accreditations

The program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, 310 Israel Rd., Tumwater, WA 98501.

In addition, the program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (Formerly NLNAC, National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.)

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: 404.975.5000

This type of accreditation indicates that the program has chosen to be evaluated and has been approved by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (Formerly NLNAC, National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.)

For more information:

Associate Degree Nursing Program
Allied Health Division
Seattle Central College
1701 Broadway, Room BE3210
Seattle, WA 98122
206.934.4347 206.934.4347

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