Nursing Schools - Washington 

NIZ has put together an extensive list of Nursing Schools in Washington

So you're wanting to go to a Nursing School in the Great State of Washington?


Did I mention Washington is my favorite state?

Get busy selecting a Nursing School to begin creating a great future for yourself in a profession dedicated to caring for others. We really need you!



        CITY              NURSING SCHOOL LOCATION             PROGRAMS

Aberdeen Grays Harbor Community College LPN, ADN, LPN to ADN
Auburn Green River Community College LPN
Bellevue Bellevue Community College ADN
Bellingham Bellingham Technical College LPN, LPN to ADN
Bellingham Whatcom Community College ADN, ADN Hybrid Option
Bothell University of Washington - Bothell                              RN-BSN, MN             
Bremerton Olympic College LPN, ADN, RN to BSN
Centralia Centralia Community College LPN, Pre-Nursing - AA, AAS-T
Clarkston Walla Walla Community College LPN, ADN
Des Moines Highline Community College ADN, LPN to ADN
Everett Everett Community College LPN, ADN, LPN to ADN
Kirkland Lake Washington Technical College LPN, ADN
Kirkland Northwest University BSN
Lakewood Clover Park Technical College LPN to AAS-T
Longview Lower Columbia College LPN, ADN, LPN to ADN
Lynnwood Lake Washington Technical College - Satellite Program Edmonds Community College LPN
Moses Lake Big Bend Community College LPN, ADN
Mt Vernon Skagit Valley College – Mt Vernon ADN
Oak Harbor Skagit Valley College – Whidbey Island LPN, LPN to ADN
Olympia South Puget Sound Community College LPN, ADN
Pasco Columbia Basin College LPN, ADN, LPN to ADN
Port Angeles Peninsula College ADN
Portland Walla Walla University BSN
Puyallup Pierce College – Puyallup APN
Renton Renton Technical College LPN, ADN
Richland Washington State University – Tri Cities BSN, RN-BSN, RN-MN, MN, PhD          
Seattle Central Seattle Community College LPN, ADN, LPN to ADN
Seattle North Seattle Community College LPN, ADN, LPN to ADN
Seattle South Seattle Community College LPN, ADN, LPN to ADN
Seattle Shoreline Community College ADN
Seattle Seattle Pacific University BSN, RN - BSN, MSN, PMC
Seattle Seattle University BSN, MSN
Seattle University of Washington - Seattle BSN, ABSN, MS, MN, DNP, PhD
Spokane Spokane Community College LPN, ADN
Spokane Gonzaga University BSN, RN-MSN, MSN, PMC
Spokane Washington State University BSN, RN-BSN, RN-MN, MN, PhD, PMC
Tacoma Clover Park Technical College LPN, LPN to AAS-T
Tacoma Tacoma Community College ADN
Tacoma Pacific Lutheran University BSN, LPN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN, MSN, Master Entry MSN/MBA
Tacoma University of Washington – Tacoma                              RN-BSN              MN             
Tacoma Bates Technical College LPN
Toppenish Heritage University LPN, ADN
Vancouver Clark College ADN                    LPN to ADN
Vancouver Washington State University - Vancouver RN-BSN, RN-MN, MN, PhD         
Walla Walla Walla Walla Community College LPN, ADN
Walla Walla Washington State University – Walla Walla RN-BSN, RN-MN, MN, PhD           
Wenatchee Wenatchee Valley College LPN, ADN
Yakima Washington State University - Yakima BSN, RN-BSN, RN-MN, MN, PhD           
Yakima Yakima Valley Community College LPN, AAS



  1. is not responsible for incorrect information listed above about the nursing programs offered at each education institution. 

The Nursing Program courses or the program itself offered at each education institution listed can be altered or even canceled depending on the needs of the school.


NIZ highly recommends that you protect and evaluate the costly training investment for your future by comparing school accreditations:

Education Institution Accredidations - Each school listed may be accredited by an organization that may NOT be accepted at a school of higher learning in Washington or by the Washington Board of Nursing.  

An example would be taking 1 to 2 years of PN/ADN courses at one school only to find out that the credits earned will not transfer to a major university.


  • Check with Washington Board of Nursing to see if the schools you selected to possibly attend are on their Approved Nursing Program List. Keep in mind that while a nursing school may be on the board's approved list, the nursing school may be on probation, have a warning designation or listed as a school with only a conditional approval status. 

Ask the nursing board representative a hundred questions about these types of ratings given to a nursing school to make sure you are making the right decision. 

Nursing boards are there to ensure nursing students in Washington receive the proper nursing training and to protect the public from poorly trained nurses.

  • Great, you found no adverse board information about the nursing   schools you selected. 

Now, the next question to ask yourself is...Do you see yourself wanting to purse a BSN, MSN, DNP or even a PhD at a later date after becoming a licensed practical nurse or a licensed registered nurse. Why is that important?

While you may receive a great education at a school that only offers the Practical Nurse certificate or an ADN nursing degree program, their credits may NOT transfer to the state's major universities offering these types of nursing programs.

Discuss with the nursing school's counselor about which schools of higher learning accept their course credits. Get everything in writing in regards to the transferability of the course credits then visit the school of higher learning to verify the course credits earned will indeed transfer.

One final word: NIZ, again, recommends starting your school selection process at Washington Board Of Nursing. 

There have been nursing programs offered in states that are not approved by a state's Board of Nursing which can mean that you will NOT be allowed to sit for the LPN or RN test to become licensed to practice.

Thousands of dollars spent and you can't be licensed can make for a very bad career decision. 

Did I Mention Licensed?

After all that sweating at test time at Nursing School, you will still have to take and pass the test that will make you sweat the most.

You will need to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for Registered Nurse (RN) licensure or the (NCLEX-PN) for Practical Nurse (RN) licensure

When either NCLEX exam is passed, the graduate will then receive a license to practice as a Nurse in the state.

Remember my final word noted above.