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Degree programs in nursing will offer students more employment options. By 2020, it is recommended that 80% of all nurses have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Institute of Medicine. "Future of Nursing." National Academy of Sciences, October 2010). For this reason, we encourage all CWU pre-nursing students to seriously consider earning a bachelor's degree while working on their prerequisites for entry into a nursing program.

Bachelor's Degree (BSN/RN) Programs

Bachelor's programs will give students more employment options and room for advancement in their nursing careers. The following programs have accredited BSN programs in Washington. Students completing these programs are eligible to sit for their national licensing exam.

Gonzaga University, Spokane (not currently accepting transfers)
Northwest University, Kirkland
Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma
Seattle Pacific University, Seattle
Seattle University, Seattle
University of Washington, Seattle
Walla Walla University, Portland (approved by WA Dept. of Health)
Washington State University, Spokane, Tri-Cities

Associate's Degree (ADN/RN) Programs

Students who complete their associate's degree in nursing are eligible to sit for their state board nursing exam (information on the exam can be found here). Upon passing the exam, students will earn their Registered Nursing license. The following schools are accredited RN programs in Washington.
Bellevue College, Bellevue
Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham
Big Bend Community College, Moses Lake
Centralia Community College, Centralia
Clark Community College, Vancouver
Clover Park Technical Institute, Lakewood
Columbia Basin Community College, Pasco
Edmonds Community College, Edmonds
Everett Community College, Everett
Grays Harbor Community College, Aberdeen
Green River Community College, Auburn
Heritage College, Toppenish
Highline Community College, Des Moines
Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Kirkland
Lower Columbia Community College, Longview
Olympic College, Bremerton
Peninsula College, Port Angeles
Pierce College, Puyallup
Renton Technical College, Renton
Seattle Community Colleges, Seattle
Shoreline Community College, Seattle
Skagit Valley Community College, Mt. Vernon
South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia
Spokane Community College, Spokane
Tacoma Community College, Tacoma
Walla Walla Community College, Walla Walla
Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee
Whatcom Community College, Bellingham
Yakima Community College, Yakima