Transition to Associate Degree Nursing Program (TADN)

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Olympic College offers a four-quarter Transition to Associate Degree Nursing curriculum designed to prepare qualified Licensed Practical Nurses to
become Registered Nurses. The four-quarter
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 three academic quarters. A minimum grade of 2.2 (80%) must be earned in each nursing course. 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 TADN Program will receive the Associate in Technical Arts Degree which qualifies the candidate (for eligibility) to take the NCLEX-RN 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
Transition to Associate Degree Nursing
program, follow the process 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.
    • For new students, complete the application procedure to Olympic College.
    • Send Official Transcripts from ALL college(s)/university(s) you have attended; and complete the transfer credit evaluation process. See instructions.
    • Request to make an appointment with the Nursing Programs Advisor at (360) 475-7748 or email nursing@olympic.edu.
    • Achievement of a 78 or above on the Accuplacer Assessment Test.
    • Completion of the prerequisite/support courses with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course: BIOL 241, 242, 260, CHEM& 121, ENGL& 101, and PSYC& 100 or 102. If did not take your science courses (Biology, Chemistry) at Olympic College and you would like to transfer them, please see course review page.
    • Completion of the Olympic College TADN Program Application. Submit when: (1) all prerequisite courses are complete or the student is registered for their last prerequisite course. Application and support documents need to be submitted to the Office of Admissions by August 31.

Note: A general admission offer to Olympic College will enable you to enroll in general or prerequisite course work. It does not guarantee or grant acceptance to the Nursing Programs. In addition, completion of the prerequisite coursework does not guarantee admission to the program.

All Nursing admission notices are issued separately by the Registration Office. All application materials must be turned in to the Admissions and Outreach Office at Bremerton by August 31st for admissions consideration.

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 in the Registration Office at (360) 475-7200 or the Nursing Programs Administrative Office at (360) 475-7748, 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
Email address: