Program FAQs

General Program FAQs

Is the program accredited?

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

What times are classes offered?

Theory classes are offered Monday through Friday. Clinical practicums are held various days of the week to include weekends. Days, evenings and night shifts are utilized. Check the Class Schedule for exact dates and times.

What is the teaching modality?

Face-to-face. Lecture: 1:24, Lab: 1:12, and Clinical Practicums: 1:8.

Can the program be taken part-time?

No.

What kinds of jobs can nursing graduates get?

One can get a job as a nurse in a variety of settings, including but not limited to office, hospital, long term care, home health, and school nurse jobs.

What would be job options with only a Certificate of Proficiency?

There is no certificate in Registered Nursing.

Are internships required?

No, but most hospitals will require a graduates to complete a residency before starting work full time.

Prepared/Successful Students in this program...

Possess a desire to be of service to others and to be involved in a profession that facilitates healing using the scientific based nursing process.

The successful student also has an interest in the whole body, physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. The committed student is curious about providing care for the whole person. These students strive to be open minded, creative, and dedicated.

What class-supplies, tools, uniforms are needed?

Uniforms, nursing tools, and a computer.

What is the program cost?

See Estimated costs by programs page.

Do I need health insurance?

Yes.

Is the degree transferable?

Yes.

Is having a criminal record an impediment to getting hired in the industry?

Yes. You will undergo a background check for the program. This is your access to clinical facilities. If you don't pass the background, you will not be able to complete the program of study.

Washington State Department of Health does background check prior to issuing license. Their website gives a list of felonies and misdemeanors that are not acceptable for licensure. It is the student's responsibility to follow up with the Department of Health.

Selective Admissions Application FAQ

Where is page 7 for the essay question? Why isn't the essay question in the application?

Look on the Nursing webpage under the blue link that says “Supporting Information Packet.”

The application asks for GED or high school diploma information. I went to school in another country. What do you consider “high school?” I don’t know what to put there.

Just put the name of the school you attended.

How do I get a Student ID# for my application?

Fill out the free online general enrollment application for LWTech. We will email you the number in 2-3 business days. It is free to get the Student ID#.

I turned in my application for admission today and got a Student ID#, but my student email has not been created yet. I’m not sure if it will really be my name or not because I have a common name (Jeff Smith), so what can I put in the email field? Will you double check it before you email me? If I want to get the LWTech email officially, it will be past the deadline to turn in my packet.

Your LWTech email is usually your first.lastname@lwtech.edu but yes, we will check before we email you to let you know you got in to the program or did not get in.

How late can I turn in the packet? When do you close?

LWTech's Enrollment and Registration offices close at 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. We stay open until 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

How many times may I apply to the program?

There are no limits to how many times you can apply to the Nursing program.

I did not get in. Why not?

You must email selective.admission@lwtech.edu if you have questions about why you were not admitted into the Nursing program. Give them one to two weeks respond. They can review your points to see if there is something you can improve, should you want to try to apply again. The average number of applicants is 160 and only 24 students will be admitted into the program. You can be a great candidate, but still not get in.

If I get in, what will my schedule be like?

It will be a mix of morning and afternoon hours. This is considered a full-time program.

Do Nursing students attend classes in the summer?

No.

What happens if my recommendation letter was not in a signed and sealed envelope?

Submit the envelope “as is” because Selective Admission will do the verification if needed.

Is there a waitlist if I do not get in? Will people be accepted and decide not to come give me a chance to be admitted?

There is no waitlist. If you do not get in, you may try again at a later date, but you will need to resubmit the packet again. Please check for any updates on the main Nursing page.

Test Of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Test Questions

How much is the TEAS test?

$90 if you take it at LWTech.

How do I schedule my TEAS test?

Go to the LWTech Assessment page and fill out the web form to schedule your TEAS test.

Can I take my TEAS test at another college?

Yes, you can take it at other colleges and/or testing centers that offer the test. In addition to the cost of the test at the other test centers, you will need to pay a fee (approximately $27) to have the results transferred to LWTech. Go to the ATI site and order your TEAS transcript to be sent to the LWTech database .

How do I study for the TEAS test?

You can find general study guides online or at the LWTech Bookstore.

How long is my TEAS result valid?

The TEAS score is valid for two years.

When I can retake my TEAS?

30 days after you took your TEAS for the first time; 365 days after the second time.

Transcript Questions

How do I make sure my official transcripts sent by my former colleges arrive in time if they are being sent directly from the former colleges to LWTech?

Call and check with Enrollment Services at (425)739-8100 x8104.

I took prerequisite classes at another college, but the name and number is slightly different than the prerequisites listed. Can you give me an equivalency chart?

We do not have a chart. Email Advising@lwtech.edu or call (425) 739-8300 to make an advising appointment so you can have them review your transcripts for equivalencies. Another option is to have your former college send LWTech official transcripts and run a degree audit 2-4 weeks later to check what classes can transfer. If you are in disagreement or have a question, please email selective.admission@lwtech.edu.

Is it better if I include my official transcripts in the sealed envelope and mail it all in together or can I send the official transcripts separately?

Either way will work.

I took English 101 twice in order to get a better grade. Which grade will you take? How will you know which one to use? Will you split the difference? Do I lose points for taking a class twice?

We will count the higher grade.

Will you email me at my personal email and my LWTech email if I am accepted?

Yes, if you supplied both, we will email you at both email addresses.

My prerequisite grades will not be published by the deadline to apply, but they will be available a few days after. How late can I turn my grades in and still be considered? Can I turn in unofficial transcripts in that case, and then supply official ones a few days late?

You can submit your application first and check with Selective Admissions/Enrollment and Registration at a later time for your transcript. Selective Admissions will evaluate what you have, but they will not call or follow up with you about your transcript. If the transcript does not arrive at the time we are sending out results; your application will be considered incomplete.

How does LWTech define "Junior Standing"?

Completion of at least 90 college level quarter credits at a regionally accredited institution (or international equivalent) with a minimum of 5 credits each in: Written Communication, Quantitative or Symbolic Reasoning, and Social Science.

How long are my science classes are valid?

Biology and Chemistry are valid for 10 years.

License Questions

I took my Certified Nursing Assistant license exam, but I do not know when I will get the result from the Department of Health. I was told it could be 2-4 weeks. Can I turn in my application without it if I don’t know if I passed yet?

No, you need to have notice that you actually passed the exam before you turn in your Nursing application. You can submit a photocopy of the Department of Health where it states you passed (if that happened before the deadline), but if you do get selected and then cannot show proof of the actual license at that time, you will not be able to join the Nursing cohort.

Can I submit the application if my Certified Nursing Assistant license is “pending” or in progress? I don’t know if I passed or not.

No.

Can I submit any other license?

No. The licenses we are accepting at this time and they are listed on the application include:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Current LPN
  • Military JST for military nurse or Corpsman.

We are not accepting Registered Medical Assistant licenses.

LWTech Nursing Application Contacts

I have a question about the Nursing program and I already read the information on the Nursing webpage. Who should I contact?

For how to get a Student ID#, Student Email, and general information about the college

Admission Coach
Admission.Coach@lwtech.edu

Specific questions about the Nursing program, class equivalencies, official and unofficial transcript reviews, and taking prerequisites

Advising
(425) 739-8300
advising@lwtech.edu
You will need a Student ID# to do this.

For specific questions about the Nursing application itself, the results, and questions about reapplying for the Nursing program

Program Assistant
Selective.Admission@lwtech.edu