Nursing Associate of Applied Science Transfer Degree

The Nursing AAS-T degree prepares students who are highly educated, technically advanced, competent and caring individuals to practice professional nursing in a variety of settings and participate in lifelong learning. In addition, it may prepare students interested in pursuing a degree at the baccalaureate level.

Graduates of the program are eligible to take the examination for licensure as a registered nurse (NCLEX-RN). Minimum admission requirements: Completion of application for admission to the nursing program, minimum GPA 3.0, TEAS test results, 2 professional recommendations.

Practical Nurse Certificate

The Practical Nursing Certificate program prepares students for employment as Practical Nurses in hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, home healthcare agencies, schools and doctor's offices. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the licensing examination to become licensed practical nurses (NCLEX-PN).

This program is currently offered as a part-time program and takes six quarters to complete.

Nursing Assistant Certificate

The Nursing Assistant Program prepares students for employment as Nursing Assistants in hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, and home healthcare agencies. Additionally, this program prepares students for continuation on into practical or registered nurse programs. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the certification examination to become a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Nursing AAS-T Information Sessions

The sessions will provide information regarding admission to the Nursing AAS-T program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. For a list of upcoming RN information sessions, please see NURS AAS-T Advising

Degrees and Certificates





Nursing AAS-T


6 quarters

Fall, Winter,


Practical Nursing-
Certificate of Proficiency


4 quarters



Nursing Assistant-
Certificate of Completion


1 quarter

Fall, Winter,
Spring, Summer


* Program length is estimated. See your counselor or adviser.

** Currently LWTech does not accept applications for direct entry to the LPN program. We encourage students to instead apply for the RN program. If accepted, a student may apply for an LPN license after the 4th quarter of technical courses.

Practical Nursing Certificate Gainful Employment Disclosure