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Registered Nurse Admission Requirements

  • Minimum age: 18 years (at time of clinical placement)
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Communication involving patient care in the clinical setting is critical to patient safety. All students shall be fluent in the English language, including verbal and written language.
  • Hold an active and unencumbered license as a Certified Nursing Assistant for the State of Washington
  • Complete seven (7) hours of HIV Training Certification; the training must have been completed within five (5) years of program entry
  • Unexpired First Aid training and American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers training
  • Students must complete and pass a Nationwide criminal background check within 3 months prior to admission into the program at https://certifiedbackground.com (use package code EO81n for Registered Nurse Program and program code EO81rn for LPN to RN entry program). For more information click here for RN program and click here for LPN to RN re-entry program.
  • Have health insurance for both injury and sickness upon entry into the program
  • Students must meet vaccination and program specific health requirements in compliance with the Center for Disease Control Healthcare Provider immunization guidelines, including the submission of original lab results, x-ray reports, immunizations records which are dated and signed by their healthcare provider. Use https://certifiedbackground.com (use package code EO81n for Registered Nurse Program and program code EO81rn for LPN to RN re-entry program) for all documentation. For more information click here for RN program and click here for LPN to RN re-entry program.
    • Health Record (all physicals must be within a year of the packets submittal)
      • Evaluation by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician's assistant to ensure student and patient safety. The evaluation must address the following areas with respect to the student's ability to perform the laboratory skills and clinical responsibilities related to becoming a Registered Nurse:
        • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and to reach overhead
        • Ability to stand or walk for long periods
        • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Prerequisite course requirements as shown below with the following requirements: 1) a minimum grade of 2.5 in each course (two (2) attempts per course only); 2) a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better; 3) courses must have been completed within ten (10) years prior to program entry; and 4) course credit value must be obtained:
    • Anatomy and Physiology I, five (5) credits
    • Anatomy and Physiology II, five (5) credits
    • Microbiology, five (5) credits
    • English Composition, five (5) credits
    • Statistics, five (5) credits
    • Developmental Psychology, five (5) credits
    • Chemistry, five (5 credits)
    • General Biology, five (5) credits
  • TEAS V Entry Exam Scores (Implemented Fall Quarter, 2014). The TEAS V (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is a multiple choice exam that measures entry level skills and abilities of nursing program applicants. The TEAS V test consists of 170 multiple-choice questions. The TEAS V contains four sections: Reading, English, Math and Science. Applicants can prepare for this test by purchasing a study guide online and/or taking the pre-test online. Schedule four hours to take this test.
    • Competitive applicants will have an adjusted individual total (composite) score of 53.3% or higher on the TEAS V.
  • Successful completion of NURS 103 – Bridge to Nursing

LPN to RN students Admission Requirements

  • Students must meet all the admission requirements above, except the TEAS V exam and NURS 103.
  • Hold an active and unencumbered license as a Licensed Practical Nurse for the State of Washington.
  • LPN STEP Assessment (LPN admissions only) - Implemented Spring Quarter, 2015. The LPN STEP Assessment (required for LPNs entering the LPN to RN option) is a comprehensive 180-item test which offers an assessment of the student’s comprehension and mastery of basic principles in nursing at the PN level. It includes fundamentals of nursing; pharmacology; adult medical-surgical nursing; maternal newborn care; mental health nursing; nursing care of children; nutrition; and management. The student has 180 minutes (3 hours) to complete this assessment. Applicants can prepare for the exam by reviewing any NCLEX-PN review book.
    • Competitive applicants will have a score of 53.3% or higher
  • Successful completion of NURS 230 – Transition into Registered Nursing

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