Washington RN Programs

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Washington RN Programs

Those who are looking for an exciting and rewarding career should look into Washington RN programs. The struggling economy is a challenge for those graduating from high school and choosing a career path, and for those wishing to reinvent a career. Registered nursing offers job security and the chance to help others. The first step in this journey is finding a school that will offer the necessary training.

Licensure by Examination in Washington

The first step in becoming an RN in Washington is to have completed an approved registered nursing education program. One can become licensed either by examination or by endorsement.

In order to become licensed by examination in the state of Washington, an individual must submit an application along with the following items:

  • FBI Background Check
  • Application Fee
  • Certificate of Completion from nursing school
  • Official Transcripts
  • NCLEX Registration

Foreign educated nursing students wishing to become licensed by examination must submit the following items along with the appropriate application:

  • FBI Background Check
  • Application Fee
  • Education Evaluation by CGFNS, ERES, or IERF
  • Official Transcripts
  • Passing score on the TOEFL
  • Education Verification

Licensure by Endorsement in Washington

Those who are already licensed in another state or jurisdiction can apply for licensure by endorsement. In addition to the application, an applicant must submit the following:

  • FBI Background Check
  • Application Fee
  • RN License from original state of licensure
  • Verification of Education
  • Evidence of current license
  • Evidence of having passed the NCLEX

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The Best RN Schools in Washington

By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, NurseGroups.com helps Washington residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the Washington Board of Nursing.

Why Online RN Classes?

Being a registered nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an registered nurse have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local nursing schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their RN classes online.

Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in "classroom" discussions and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

Also, taking RN courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get an RN degree, without interfering with their current professional and personal life.


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Facts About Washington RN Programs

1645 nursing students recently graduated from Washington nursing schools.

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

Washington State Nurses Association

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Other Schools with RN Programs in Washington

Grays Harbor College
1620 Edward P. Smith Drive
Aberdeen, WA 98520
Grays Harbor Community College
1620 Edward P. Smith Drive
Aberdeen, WA 98520
Bellevue Community College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue, WA 98007
Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225
Whatcom Community College
237 W. Kellogg Road
Bellingham, WA 98226
Olympic College
1600 Chester Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98337
Centralia College
600 Centralia College Blvd.
Centralia, WA 98531
Walla Walla College
204 South College Avenue
College Place, WA 99324
Highline College
2400 S. 240th St.
Des Moines, WA 98198
Everett Community College
2000 Tower Street
Everett, WA 98201
Lake Washington Technical College
11605 132nd Avenue NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
Northwest College
5520 108th Avenue NE
Kirkland, WA 98033
Lower Columbia College
1600 Maple Street
Longview, WA 98632
Big Bend Community College Nursing Program
7662 Chanute Street N.E.
Moses Lake, WA 98837
Skagit Valley Community College
2405 East College Way
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
South Puget Sound Community College
2011 Mottman Road SW
Olympia, WA 98512
Columbia Basin College
2600 North 20th Avenue
Pasco, WA 99301
Peninsula College
1502 East Lauridsen Boulevard
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Pierce College
1601 39th Avenue SE
Puyallup, WA 98374
Renton Technical College
3000 NE Fourth Street
Renton, WA 98056
North Seattle Community College
9600 College Way North
Seattle, WA 98103
Seattle Central Community College
1701 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
Seattle Pacific University
3307 3rd Ave West
Seattle, WA 98119
Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Avenue North
Shoreline, WA 98133
Center For Nursing Education
103 E Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99202
Gonzaga University
502 East Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258
Spokane Community College
1810 N. Greene St.
Spokane, WA 99217
Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue S.
Tacoma, WA 98447
Tacoma Community College
6501 South 19th Street
Tacoma, WA 98466
Clark College
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663
Walla Walla Community College
500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Wenatchee Valley College
1300 Fifth Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Yakima Valley College
South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd.
Yakima, WA 98902

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