Program FAQs

General Program FAQs

Is the program accredited?

The LWTech nursing education program is fully accredited by 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: 1:8, 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.

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 the essay section? 

The essay portion of the application is by-invitation only for the top 50 scoring applicants.

The application asks for GED or high school diploma information. I went to school in another country. What do you consider โ€œhigh school?โ€ I donโ€™t know what to put there.

Refer to the Enrollment Services page for GED or high school diploma information.

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

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. Iโ€™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 submit my application? 

The application is due by 10 p.m. on the published deadline.

How many times may I apply to the program?

There is no limit to how many times a student can apply to the 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.

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 by reapplying. 

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?

Advisors cannot guarantee that a course from another institution will count towards the pre-requisites for a competitive admission program.

ALL students must submit an official transcript to the college for evaluation to receive official confirmation that the course they are transferring in meets the requirements.

To learn more about transferring courses to LWTech, visit the Transferring to LWTech webpage.

Evaluation results will be available 2-4 weeks after the receipt of official transcripts. The total number of credits transferred in and the institution from which the credits were transferred will be posted to your LWTech transcript.

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 highest grade.

Please report the highest grade on your application. 

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 send your transcript as soon as possible afterward. Selective Admissions will evaluate what you have, but they will not call you or follow up with you about your transcript. All transcripts must be received by the application deadline to be considered. 

How long are my science classes are valid?

Science courses have a 7 year time limit from the application deadline. Non-science courses do not have a time limit.

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

You are strongly encouraged to review the Nursing Advising webpage in depth and to watch the recorded information session. If you have additional questions, you may email Advising@lwtech.edu or attend drop-in advising hours posted on the advising webpage.

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

Selective.Admission@lwtech.edu