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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

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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

Washington State University - Spokane
103 E Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, Washington 99202
Wenatchee Valley College
1300 Fifth Street
Wenatchee, Washington 98801
Whatcom Community College
237 W. Kellogg Road
Bellingham, Washington 98226
Yakima Valley College
South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd.
Yakima, Washington 98902