Seattle RN Programs - Washington

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RN Programs in Seattle, Washington

Seattle is host to a wide array of RN programs. These range from associate's degree to bachelor's degree programs, which are offered online and on campuses in the Seattle area.

After an individual graduates from an RN program, he or she must pass the NCLEX-RN before becoming licensed.

ADN vs. BSN Programs

ADN programs can usually be completed in as little as two years, whereas BSN degree programs take approximately four years of full-time study. Both of these are sufficient for RN licensure, but those with a higher level degree may be more qualified for promotions and have a higher earning potential.

Online vs. Traditional Programs

RN programs in Seattle can be found in either an online or on-site format. The advantage to online programs is the large amount of flexibility that they provide. Students can login at any time to complete classes and work. Students will still have to complete a clinical component.

The advantage to attending one of the on-campus RN programs around Seattle is that these allow for more open interaction between students and professors. For some, the classroom environment also facilitates learning. These programs are more structured, and require students to attend classes at their scheduled times.

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Which schools offer Seattle RN Programs?

RN Programs (both campus-based & online RN Programs) are medical training programs offered by universities, vocational or technical schools, and community or junior colleges. Some hospitals even offer registered nursing training as an RN diploma.

How do I become an licensed RN?

Each state sets its own RN requirements. In order to earn your RN license, you must pass the NCLEX® examination. The NCLEX® is a comprehensive nursing exam that can only be taken by graduates of a nursing program approved by your state's board of nursing.

Do I need to complete an LPN program before I go to college to get an RN Degree?

No you don't need to complete LPN training before you can get your RN license. An accredited RN Associate Degree program takes 2 years. You can earn your RN Diploma in 3 years. (BSN - 4 years, RN to BSN can be 2-3 years)

Free Nursing School in Seattle?

The education necessary to become an RN is valuable, and registered nurses make really good money in Washington. However, students can lower the cost of RN school with financial aid. There are numerous grants and nursing school scholarships in Washington. They might not make your RN degree free but it can at least be more affordable.

Contact one of the accredited nursing schools listed here to get information about the financial aid you qualify for. Find out more about online nursing schools in Washington.

RN Job Description

Registered nurses (RNs), regardless of specialty or work setting, treat patients, educate patients and the public about various medical conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients' family members. RNs record patients' medical histories and symptoms, help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, operate medical machinery, administer treatment and medications, and help with patient follow-up and rehabilitation.

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Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
Department of Health
HPQA #6
310 Israel Rd SE
Tumwater, WA 98501-7864
Phone: (360) 236-4700
Fax: (360) 236-4738

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Other Seattle Nursing Schools w/ RN Training

Seattle Central Community College
1701 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
North Seattle Community College
9600 College Way North
Seattle, WA 98103
Seattle Pacific University
3307 3rd Ave West
Seattle, WA 98119
Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

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