Age out for required and extra point classes is now 7 years from the date of application.
Click here for more information.
NEW FOR 2014:
Starting in 2014, applicants to our nursing programs (traditional ADN and LPN/Bridge) will be required to take an entrance exam.
Click here for more information.
Nurses are on the front lines of medical care, providing patients the help and support they need when they're most vulnerable. At Pierce College, nurses are trained to meet the rigorous demands of this taxing work, while relishing its incredible, lasting rewards.
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 are already Licensed Practical Nurses, or are recent graduates of an accredited LPN program, may be able to transfer directly into the fourth quarter of Pierce's ADN program through this option. However, these students must take the LPN articulation course (NURS 218) the week prior to the start of fall quarter.
Pierce College's Nursing program has a unique application process.
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.
|Monday, Jan 26||5-7 p.m.||Puyallup||College Center Room 250|
|Monday, Feb 23||5-7 p.m.||Puyallup||College Center Room 250|
|Monday, Mar 23||5-7 p.m.||Puyallup||College Center Room 250|
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.
The Associate Degree in Nursing at Pierce College takes six quarters. Students start in winter quarter and finish at the end of spring quarter the following year (January through May of the next year). The program continues through the summer quarter.
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 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 students must take the LPN articulation course (NURS 218) the week prior to the start of fall quarter.
Eustenia Kasjan M.A.
Allied Health Manager Nursing Advising/Admissions
Ronda Durano MN, RN
Nursing Faculty, Clinical Liaison
Elizabeth Webber RN, MSN, CCRN
Emily Mize PhD, MN-CNS, RN
Nursing Program Director
This nursing program is
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30326