Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN)

Hello from Olympic College!

Thank you for your interest in the Olympic College Nursing Program. Olympic College offers a two-year curriculum designed to prepare qualified men and women to be eligible to sit for the NCLEX- RN. The two-year curriculum is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) formerly National League Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

The program includes a balance of general education courses, nursing theory, and nursing practice. Following acceptance, the average student will complete the program in six academic quarters. A minimum 3.7 grade point in NURSE 151 is required. All other nursing courses require a minimum 2.2 (80%)grade point or above to progress in the Nursing Program.

Graduates are prepared for employment as Registered Nurses in home health care, hospitals, long-term care, and community-based care agencies. The graduate of the Nursing Program will receive the Associate in Technical Arts Degree which qualifies the candidate (for eligibility) to take the NCLEX examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse. The license permits the nurse to use the legal title of Registered Nurse in the State of Washington.

Before seeking admission to the
Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program, you are required to attend a Nursing information session and follow the additional requests below:

  • To make a reservation to attend a Nursing Information Session email: nursing@olympic.edu. At the session, you will be given information about the program, the coursework, and the application procedure.
  • Complete the application procedure to Olympic CollegeSend Official Transcripts from ALL college(s)/university(s) you have attended; complete the transfer credit evaluation process. See instructions.
  • Achievement of a 78 or above on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Proficiency Placement Test.
  • Completion of the prerequisite/support courses with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course.
  • Completion of the Olympic College ADN Program Application. Submitted when: (1) all prerequisite courses are complete (except BIOL& 242 - Human A & P 2), or (2) the student is registered for their last prerequisite course: ENGL& 101 - English Composition I, CHEM& 121 - Intro to Chemistry, or BIOL& 241 - Human A & P 1, whichever occurs first. Application and support documents need to be submitted to the Office of Admissions by March 31.

If you did not take your sciences at

Olympic College please see

course review for information

regarding class acceptance.

Note One: A general admission offer to Olympic College will enable you to enroll in general or prerequisite coursework. It does not guarantee or grant acceptance to the Nursing Program. In addition, completion of the prerequisite course work does not guarantee admission to the program. All Nursing admission notices are issued separately by the Admissions Office.

Note Two: If you receive a packet because you live out of state and are unable to attend an information session, it is important that you submit the appropriate materials by the stated deadline in the application packet you received.

We are excited about the possibility that you may be able to further your education at Olympic College. For questions about the program, please contact nursing admissions at (360) 475-7206 or the Nursing Programs Administrative Office at nursing@olympic.edu.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and/or ACEN

3343 Peachtree Road NE

Suite 850

Atlanta, GA 30326

P: (404) 975-5000

Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission

P.O. Box 47864

Olympia, WA 98504-7877

Fax number: 360-236-4738
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