Put your compassion to work as you earn an associate’s degree in nursing and prepare for your licensure exam. Options include immediate employment or transfer to a four-year college. We also offer a LPN to RN bridge program.
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.
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 should work closely with their nursing advisor.
Transfer Institution Information
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.
Career Pathway Course Maps
- Nursing (ADN)
- Nursing Assistant Certified (IBEST) Certificate
- Nursing Assistant Certified Certificate
- Pre-Nursing DTA/MRP
Degree and Certificate Planners
About the Program
Interested students are encouraged to attend an information session with our Allied Health Program Manager/Advisor. These are held on a regular basis throughout the year on the Puyallup campus.
|Mon, Mar 25, 2019||5–7 p.m.||Puyallup Campus||Library Science Center, LSC 234|
|Mon, April 29, 2019||5–7 p.m.||Puyallup Campus||Arts and Allied Health, AAH 130|
|Tue, May 28, 2019||5–7 p.m.||Puyallup Campus||Arts and Allied Health, AAH 130|
|Mon, June 24, 2019||5–7 p.m.||Puyallup Campus||Arts and Allied Health, AAH 130|
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
Apply to the Program
Application Dates for the Traditional RN/ADN Program
- The application packet is now available on the website.
- Application window is April 1, 2019 to May 20, 2019.
- Application workshop: Friday, April 5, 2019, 2–4 p.m., Arts and Allied Health Building (AAH), Room 130
The application cycle for the two-year ADN program is anticipated to begin Spring 2019 for a NEW every other fall quarter start (next cohort start date is September 2019). Application details will be available in Spring 2019.
We recognize this is a dramatic shift in the traditional admissions cycle for our program, and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to create additional pathways and increase access for all prospective nursing students. We encourage you to work very closely with the nursing program advisor in the coming months to understand the changes and options during this time.
Pierce College's Nursing program has a unique application process. Students wishing to apply are encouraged to meet with the Allied Health Program Manager/Advisor and/or attend an information session to go over application requirements, prerequisite courses, deadlines and other important details. To schedule an appointment, please call 253-840-8355 or email Stania Kasjan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pierce College Nursing Program is working on changes to the program curriculum and structure that will improve the learning outcomes and opportunities of students. We are also seeking ways to offer increased options for LPN students in local programs and practicing LPNs in the community to gain entry into an Associate Degree in Nursing Program as a pathway to becoming a Registered Nurse.
In order to implement the changes, we will not be reviewing applications for Fall 2018. We anticipate admission of a full cohort of LPN to RN Transition students in Spring 2019. For this reason, our next Traditional Associate Degree in Nursing cohort is currently scheduled to start in Fall 2019. Please check this website periodically over the next several months for specific details on application information for both the LPN to RN Transition and Traditional 2 year ADN admissions cycles.
Additional Application Changes
- The NAC (Nursing Assistant Certified) class is not required for application or for the start of the program.
- ENG 102 MAY garner an extra point in the application process with a minimum of 2.0 and taken within 7 years of application, but is not required for application.