RN Programs in Washington

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

Additional Resources

RN Schools Near You & Online in Washington

Grays Harbor College

Bellevue College

  • 3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007
    Programs: ADN, CNA, Nuclear Medicine Tech, Radiation Therapy, Radiography, RN, Sonography
    (425) 564-1000

Bellingham Technical College

Whatcom Community College

Olympic College

Centralia College

Walla Walla College

Highline College

Everett Community College

Lake Washington Technical College

Northwest College

  • 5520 108th Avenue NE Kirkland, WA 98033
    Programs: BSN, RN
    (425) 822-8266

Lower Columbia College

Big Bend Community College

Skagit Valley College

South Puget Sound Community College

Columbia Basin College

Peninsula College

Pierce College

Renton Technical College

Seattle Central Community College

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle University

  • 901 12th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122
    Programs: Accelerated MSN, BSN, DNP, Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner - certificate, MSN, Psychiatric Nursing, Public Health Nursing, RN, Sonography
    (206) 296-6000

North Seattle Community College

Shoreline Community College

  • 16101 Greenwood Avenue North Shoreline, WA 98133
    Programs: ADN, CNA, RN
    (206) 546-4101

Gonzaga University

  • 502 East Boone Avenue Spokane, WA 99258
    Programs: BSN, Family Nurse Practitioner - certificate, MSN, RN, RN to MSN
    (800) 986-9585

Washington State University – Spokane

  • 103 E Spokane Falls Blvd. Spokane, WA 99202
    Programs: BSN, MSN, RN
    (509) 324-7360

Spokane Community College

Tacoma Community College

  • 6501 South 19th Street Tacoma, WA 98466
    Programs: ADN, CNA, EMT Paramedic, Health Information Management-Associate, Radiography, RN
    (253) 566-5000

Pacific Lutheran University

Clark College

Walla Walla Community College

Wenatchee Valley College

Yakima Valley College