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Washington RN Programs

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

On-Campus & Online RN Schools

The Best RN Schools in Washington

By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, 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 discussion forums 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.

Washington RN Resources on

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

Washington State Nurses Association

Other WA Schools with RN Programs

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