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Pierce College Associate Degree in Nursing LPN/Bridge Application for Fall 2016.

We have just made some changes that are reflected in this application packet and will soon be updated on this website.

  1. Must be a licensed LPN to apply
  2. All pre-requisite classes must be completed by the end of spring quarter
  3. There will be only one (1) essay question and…
  4. Only one (1) Letter of recommendation
  5. You may submit your application between Jan 19 and March 1, 2016
Click here to download the LPN/Bridge Application Packet.

LPN/BRIDGE APPLICATION WORKSHOP
  • Jan. 22, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. at Puyallup Campus AAH Bldg. Room 136
*This is a complimentary workshop and attendance and sign-up is not required.

Pierce College Associate Degree in Nursing - Traditional ADN Application for Fall 2016

We have made some changes that are reflected in this application packet and will soon be updated on this website.

  1. All pre-requisite classes must be completed by the end of spring quarter.
  2. There will be only one (1) essay question and…
  3. Only one (1) Letter of recommendation.
  4. You may submit your application between Feb 1 and March 15, 2016.
Click here to download the Traditional ADN Application Packet.

TRADITIONAL ADN APPLICATION WORKSHOP
  • Feb. 5, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. at Puyallup Campus AAH Bldg. Room 136
*This is a complimentary workshop and attendance and sign-up is not required.

Nursing Degrees Offered

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.

Start today

    Pierce College's Nursing program has a unique application process.

  • Application packets for the LPN-RN Bridge program are available for download in early winter for a fall quarter start (September).
  • Application packets for the ADN program are available for download in early winter for a fall quarter start (September).

*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.

Information Sessions

Puyallup Campus

Date Time Campus Building/Room
Monday, January 255-7 p.m.Puyallup CampusLibrary/Science Building - LSC 126
Monday, February 295-7 p.m.Puyallup CampusLibrary/Science Building - LSC 126
Tuesday, March 295-7 p.m.Puyallup CampusArts & Allied Health Building - AAH 130

Fort Steilacoom Campus

Date Time Campus Building/Room
TBATBAFort Steilacoom CampusTBA

Prerequisites

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.

Program length

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.

Transfer possibilities

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.

Employment possibilities

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.

Special notes

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.

Contact

Lauren Julin
Nursing Dept. Coordinator
Front Office
253-840-8425

Eustenia Kasjan M.A.
Allied Health Manager Nursing Advising/Admissions
253-840-8355

Ronda Durano MN, RN
Nursing Faculty

Elizabeth Webber RN, MSN, CCRN
Nursing Faculty

Tiffany Smith MN, RN
Nursing Faculty

Emily Mize PhD, MN-CNS, RN
Nursing Program Director

National Accreditation

This nursing program is
accredited by:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Rd. NE
Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000
www.acenursing.org