This nursing education program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

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.

Admission Requirements

  • The Registered Nursing (RN) program requires completion of a Nursing AAS-T Application and review of the Supporting Information Document.  These can be accessed on the Nursing AAS-T Advising site.

  • There is a formal, competitive admissions process for entry into this program. Many more students will apply for admission than can be accepted into the program. The college will use prerequisite classes, references, optional prior education, optional work experience, and an entrance exam (the TEAS) to determine the best candidates for the program.

  • The prerequisite science courses must be at least ten years current upon program entry, be measured by a proficiency examination, or be waived by special petition to the dean for allied health. ALL prerequisites must be complete by the time of application in order to apply. In-progress classes will not be accepted.

  • Applications are accepted three times each year: in July for the following Fall Quarter, in October for the following Winter Quarter, and January for the following Spring Quarter.

  • Completed applications will be forwarded to an evaluation group in the nursing program. Final selection emails to all who submitted complete applications will be sent as soon as possible after decisions are made. Please do not contact the college to ask for status reports about this process; all complete applicants will be notified by email.

Estimated Program Costs




Clothing &
Other costs

Tuition &


Nursing 2, 3






Practical Nursing1, 2






Nursing Assistant






Course requires $13.50 per year liability insurance.

2 Prerequisites are not included in the program cost.

3 Nursing (AAS with 92 credits) apply a higher tuition rate. View the Estimated program costs.

Degrees and Certificates






Nursing AAS-T


6 quarters

Fall, Winter,


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.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, require institutions to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). Those regulations also provide that institutions must disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution's GE Programs.