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.
*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.
|Monday, April 25||5-7 p.m.||Puyallup Campus||Arts & Allied Health Building - AAH 233|
|Tuesday, May 31||5-7 p.m.||Puyallup Campus||Brouillet (Library/Science) Building - LSC 244|
|Monday, June 27||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 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.
Nursing Dept. Coordinator
Eustenia Kasjan M.A.
Allied Health Manager Nursing Advising/Admissions
Ronda Durano MN, RN
Nursing Program Director
Elizabeth Webber RN, MSN, CCRN
Tiffany Smith MN, RN
This nursing program is
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30326