Program FAQs

Is the program accredited?

This 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.

Teaching Modality

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

Can the program be taken part-time?


What kinds of jobs can one get?

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

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

There is no certificate in Registered Nursing.

Are internships required?

No, but most hospitals will require a graduate 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 needed?

Uniforms, nursing tools, and a computer.

What is the program cost?

See Estimated costs by programs.

Do I need health insurance?


Is the degree transferable?


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 Department of Health.