We are pleased you are interested in applying to the Pierce College Nursing Program. Our faculty is committed to student success and for this reason is working diligently on a full curriculum revision with an anticipated start date in Fall 2017 for incoming Traditional ADN students. Due to the new course outlines, newly admitted ADN students for Fall 2017 will be required to show evidence of completion of a Nursing Assistant Certified course prior to the start of fall quarter.
Our BRIDGE application (LPN to RN Bridge) will be available on line starting January 20, 2017. Although not yet scheduled, I plan on doing the BRIDGE application workshop on Friday, Jan 27, 2017. Check back for exact date, time and location. The BRIDGE application will be due on March 3, 2017. There will be no exceptions to this due date.
Our traditional ADN application will be available on line starting April 7, 2017. Although not yet scheduled, I plan on doing the ADN application workshop on Friday, April 14, 2017. Exact date etc. will be posted end of March or beginning of April. The traditional ADN application will be due on May 19, 2017. There will be no exceptions to this due date.
NOTE: Starting this application cycle ‘No Credit’ (NC) will be considered one (1) ‘take’ of a class. A class may be taken only twice (2) to achieve the 3.0 required for a valid application.
Pierce College's Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) fully prepares students for the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). This exam measures the competencies needed to be a safe, effective, entry-level registered nurse. Pierce's program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) and approved by the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, Washington State Department of Health.
Pierce College also offers an LPN-RN Bridge Program. Students who have an unencumbered and active Washington St. LPN license, may be able to transfer directly into the fourth quarter of Pierce’s ADN program through this option. However, these students must complete the application process and must take the LPN articulation course (NURS 218) as scheduled prior to the start of fall quarter.
Pierce College's Nursing program has a unique application process.
*Application dates to be determined.
Students wishing to apply are encouraged to meet with the Allied Health Program Manager to go over application requirements, prerequisite courses, deadlines and other important details. To schedule an appointment, call 253-840-8355.
|Tuesday, September 27||5-7 p.m.||Puyallup Campus||Arts & Allied Health Building - AAH 130|
|Tuesday, October 25||5-7 p.m.||Puyallup Campus||Arts & Allied Health Building - AAH 130|
|Tuesday, November 29||5-7 p.m.||Puyallup Campus||Arts & Allied Health Building - AAH 130|
All program candidates must first complete college-level courses and meet minimum Grade requirements for consideration. All courses must have been taken within 7 years of the application date. A complete list of prerequisite courses, application, and admission requirements is available on this website or, call 253-840-8355 to schedule an advising appointment.
We are adjusting the start time for our Traditional RN Program. The program will be fall, winter, and spring with a break for the summer. It will then resume in the fall, winter, and spring.
Pierce College's Associate Degree in Nursing transfers directly to the University of Washington-Tacoma and Saint Martin's University Bachelor of Science degree program (BSN), allowing students to transition quickly and seamlessly.
Students intending to transfer into a four-year program are asked to work closely with their nursing advisor.
Washington is experiencing a shortage of registered nurses in all medical settings. Students who complete Pierce College's Nursing program are trained and ready to begin their career immediately.
Students who are already Washington State Licensed Practical Nurses MAY be able to transfer directly into the fourth quarter of Pierce’s associate’s degree program through a special “bridge” option. However these student must complete the application process and take the LPN articulation course (NURS 218) as scheduled prior to the start of fall quarter.
Eustenia Kasjan M.A.
Allied Health Manager Nursing Advising/Admissions
Ronda Durano MN, RN
Nursing Program Director
Bebhinn Horrigan MACM
Nursing Program Coordinator
Elizabeth Webber RN, MSN, CCRN
Tiffany Smith MN, RN
Vicki Dickson ARNP, MN
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Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30326