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.
Traditional ADN Application Information
- The Traditional ADN application is now available for download.
(Contact the nursing department to receive the application in an alternate format.)
- The traditional ADN application is due May 19, 2017. There will be no exceptions to this due date.
NEW REQUIREMENT: We have decided to add INTERVIEWS to Phase II of our application process. Around July 10, we will start calling everyone who applied to the program. The top 40 applicants will then be invited to a mandatory group interview.
Interviews will be on July 26 and August 1. You will only need to attend one interview day. The day and time will be assigned randomly. Please keep those days in mind as you plan your summer.
- Proof of completion for an NAC (Nursing Assistant Certified) training program will be required for newly admitted students to the nursing program before the start of fall quarter classes.
- 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.
From the Director
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.
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 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.
- Age out for required and extra point classes is now 7 years from the date of application.
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- Learn more about how to take the Kaplan Entrance Exam.
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 during spring quarter for a fall quarter start (September).
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.
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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
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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.
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.