A.A.S.-T degree, 108 credits (45 prerequisite credits, 63 in major)
- Prepares students to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Examination (NCLEX-RN) and apply for a license as a registered nurse in Washington State.
- Students can begin the Nursing program in fall quarter only; work on prerequisites can begin any quarter. This program has strict application deadlines and admission procedures.
- The Nursing program might be a good fit for you if you enjoy science, like helping people and working as part of a team, and have good communication skills.
- Areas of study include chemistry, anatomy & physiology, microbiology, nutrition, pharmacology and a wide array of courses in nursing practice.
- Registered nurses generally work in hospitals, skilled nursing care facilities, community health clinics, physicians offices or with agencies to provide in-home healthcare.
The Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN) offers an associate of applied science-transfer (AAS-T) degree with a two-year curriculum designed to prepare registered nurses.
The program includes skills lab, nursing theory, clinical practice and general education courses. Special note: The educational environment contains multiple latex products and exposure to potential blood borne pathogens. Current infection control standards are taught in the program. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Examination (NCLEX) and apply for a license as a registered nurse in Washington State.
New students are accepted into the six-quarter program each fall. Students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis from the Program Ready List, after completion of all six prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of 2.5 in each class and Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) test with an overall Adjusted Individual Total Score at or above 75%. Applications are accepted February 1st to March 31st. NOTE: For more specific information on application requirements, please refer to the Associate Degree Nursing Program Application Information Form . You can also contact the Nursing Program Office at (206) 934-4123 or by email at email@example.com. It is strongly suggested that students complete related instruction support courses prior to entering the program. If not, the course must be completed in the quarter or sequence listed. In addition, a medical terminology course is highly recommended. Applicants MUST complete the six prerequisite classes before being accepted to the Nursing Program Ready List. Highly recommended Anatomy and Physiology I and II sequence to be taken at the same school.
Students who have taken nursing education courses within the past three years and who meet the prerequisite and grade requirements for Seattle Central's program, may be considered for advanced placement. Nursing courses over three years old will not be considered for transfer. A minimum of one quarter prior to intended enrollment, applicants for advanced placement must submit to the ADN Program Director a letter of intent, unofficial copies of transcripts, nursing course content descriptions, and a letter of recommendation from the Dean/Director of the Nursing Program attended. Students seeking advanced placement must successfully complete a placement test and a Lab Skills Check- Off prior to acceptance into the program. Students who meet the requirements will be accepted on a space-available basis after evaluation.
As of February 25, 2013, the LPN-RN transition will no longer be offered at Seattle Central Community College.
Registered nurses may work in hospitals, long-term care, physicians' offices, clinics or in-home health care.
Information sessions are conducted each quarter so interested students can learn more about the program. Please visit seattlecentral.edu/course/infosessions.php for dates and times.
Program Approval & Accreditations
The program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, 310 Israel Rd., Tumwater, WA 98501.
In addition, the program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
This type of accreditation indicates that the program has chosen to be evaluated and has been approved by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
For Further Information:
Associate Degree Nursing Program
Health and Human Services
Seattle Central Community College
1701 Broadway, 2BE3204
Seattle, WA 98122
PHONE: 206. 934.4347
FAX: 206. 934.6337
Cebrina Chavez Cebrina.Chavez@seattlecolleges.edu - 206.934.4123