ADN Programs Seattle, WA

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Nurses are the glue that keeps the health care team centered on its primary objective – the restoration of health and prevention of diseases. They provide the bulk of patient care, function as patient advocates, and assess and implement patient care plans. Their responsibilities depend on the type of facility, training, education, and experience. However, there are more similarities than differences in the functions they perform. They all support and counsel patients, monitor patient care, administer medications and treatments, and teach patients, families, and communities about preventative health care and wellness. Nurses with more experience and education may be nurse managers, educators, nurse practitioners, and researchers.

The Associate Degree Nursing program prepares students for in-demand jobs in the health care sector. The training will cover general education and nursing courses in the classroom and aid the development of patient care skills through clinical experiences in community hospitals and other health care facilities. Apart from technical proficiency, students will also develop clinical judgment, critical thinking, communication, professionalism, and cultural sensitivity. The job placement rate for ADN graduates is estimated at 89 percent within six months of graduation. The majority of graduates are employed in long-term care facilities and home health. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a prerequisite for employment in most of today’s hospitals.

North Seattle College

Seattle Central’s Seattle Central College Associate in Nursing (AN–DTA/MRP) prepares students to take the NCLEX for licensure as a Registered Nurse. The curriculum will include general education courses, core nursing courses, lab skills, and clinical rotations in various nursing facilities. Graduates will demonstrate their competencies through their advocacy skills and promotion of quality care across the lifespan, ability to use clinical reasoning to plan and implement patient care plans and make sound judgments bases on evidence, and collaboration with the interdisciplinary health care team to improve patient outcomes.

Program Outline

Semester credits: 96

Duration: 6 quarters

Course titles:

Prerequisite courses – General Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology I, Human Anatomy and Physiology II, Microbiology, Introduction to Chemistry, Introduction to Statistics, English Composition, General Psychology, Lifespan Psychology

Core courses – Fundamentals of Nursing, Skills Lab, Nursing Practice, Nutrition, Ethics and Policy in Healthcare, Medical Surgical Nursing I, Nursing Practice I, Behavioral Health Nursing, Behavioral Health Practice, Medical Surgical Nursing II, Skills Lab II, Nursing Practice II, Ethics and Policy in Healthcare II, Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare I, Medical Surgical Nursing III, Nursing Practice III, Pediatric Nursing, Pediatric Practice, Medical Surgical Nursing IV, Maternal Nursing, Maternal Practice, Ethics and Policy in Healthcare III, Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare II, Health Promotion and Managing Care in Nursing, Nursing Practice IV, Transitions to Professional Nursing Role, Psychosocial Issues in Health III

Admission criteria:

  • Complete the prerequisite courses with a grade C or better
  • Complete the Nursing Assistant Certified Program and maintain active certification throughout the program
  • Complete the TEAS within 18 months prior to the application deadline. An overall Adjusted Individual Total Score of 75% or higher is considered acceptable for the program
  • Attend a mandatory nursing information session prior to submitting an application
  • Request transcript of college courses taken outside of North Seattle College to be sent directly to the registrar
  • Provide documentation of the immunizations – 2-step TB skin test, 3 Hepatitis B vaccinations, 2 MMR vaccinations, 2 Varicella vaccinations, Tdap vaccinations
  • Proof of active American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS CPR card
  • Pass a national and state background check
  • Provide proof of current personal health insurance
  • Complete the required education modules

Program Cost

The estimated cost of the program is $13,146. It includes photo ID, student activity fee, computer lab, books, lab fees, background check, malpractice insurance, health insurance, immunizations, uniforms, and nursing assessment exams.

South Seattle College

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program at South Seattle College offers an Associate in Nursing Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program (AN DTA/MRP) degree. The two-year comprehensive curriculum includes general education and core nursing theory, skills lab, and clinical practice opportunities at various health care facilities. The program is designed to be completed in six quarters. New students are accepted in the fall through a lottery of applicants who have completed all the admission requirements. The school will post the opening and closing dates on the website for each application period.

Program Outline

Semester credits: 135 including prerequisites

Duration: 6 quarters

Course titles:

Prerequisite courses – General Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology I, Human Anatomy and Physiology II, Microbiology, Introduction to Chemistry, Introduction to Statistics, English Composition, General Psychology, Lifespan Psychology

Core courses – Fundamentals of Nursing, Skills Lab, Nursing Practice, Nutrition, Ethics and Policy in Healthcare, Medical Surgical Nursing I, Nursing Practice I, Behavioral Health Nursing, Behavioral Health Practice, Medical Surgical Nursing II, Skills Lab II, Nursing Practice II, Ethics and Policy in Healthcare II, Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare I, Medical Surgical Nursing III, Nursing Practice III, Pediatric Nursing, Pediatric Practice, Medical Surgical Nursing IV, Maternal Nursing, Maternal Practice, Ethics and Policy in Healthcare III, Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare II, Health Promotion and Managing Care in Nursing, Nursing Practice IV, Transitions to Professional Nursing Role, Psychosocial Issues in Health III

Admission criteria:

  • Complete the prerequisite courses with a grade C or better
  • Complete the Nursing Assistant Certified Program and maintain active certification throughout the program
  • Complete the TEAS within 18 months prior to the application deadline. An overall Adjusted Individual Total Score of 75% or higher is considered acceptable for the program
  • Attend a mandatory nursing information session prior to submitting an application
  • Request transcript of college courses taken outside of South Seattle College to be sent directly to the registrar
  • Provide documentation of the immunizations – 2-step TB skin test, 3 Hepatitis B vaccinations, 2 MMR vaccinations, 2 Varicella vaccinations, Tdap vaccinations
  • Proof of active American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS CPR card
  • Pass a national and state background check
  • Provide proof of current personal health insurance
  • Complete the required education modules

Program Cost

The estimated cost of the program is $13,146. It includes photo ID, student activity fee, computer lab, books, lab fees, background check, malpractice insurance, health insurance, immunizations, uniforms, and nursing assessment exams.

Seattle Central College

The Nursing program at Seattle Central College leads to an Associate in Nursing Direct Transfer Degree/Major Related Program (AN DTA/MRP). The 2-year course of study is a combination of theory, lab work, and clinical rotations. Students must complete nursing theory courses in the designated sequence along with the required general education courses. Graduates will be eligible to take the NCLEX for Registered Nurse licensure to work in hospitals, clinics, nursing care facilities, home health, and educational settings. The AN-DTA/MRP will make it easier for graduates to progress to the Bachelor of Science degree. The full-time program will be completed in six quarters.

Program Outline

Semester credits: 96

Duration: 6 quarters

Course titles:

Prerequisite courses – General Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology I, Human Anatomy and Physiology II, Microbiology, Introduction to Chemistry, Introduction to Statistics, English Composition, General Psychology, Lifespan Psychology

Core courses – Fundamentals of Nursing, Skills Lab, Nursing Practice, Nutrition, Ethics and Policy in Healthcare, Medical Surgical Nursing I, Nursing Practice I, Behavioral Health Nursing, Behavioral Health Practice, Medical Surgical Nursing II, Skills Lab II, Nursing Practice II, Ethics and Policy in Healthcare II, Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare I, Medical Surgical Nursing III, Nursing Practice III, Pediatric Nursing, Pediatric Practice, Medical Surgical Nursing IV, Maternal Nursing, Maternal Practice, Ethics and Policy in Healthcare III, Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare II, Health Promotion and Managing Care in Nursing, Nursing Practice IV, Transitions to Professional Nursing Role, Psychosocial Issues in Health III

Admission criteria:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Complete the prerequisite courses with a grade C or better
  • Complete the Nursing Assistant Certified Program and maintain active certification throughout the program
  • Complete the TEAS within 18 months prior to the application deadline. An overall Adjusted Individual Total Score of 75% or higher is considered acceptable for the program
  • Attend a mandatory nursing information session prior to submitting an application
  • Request transcript of college courses taken outside of Seattle Central College to be sent directly to the registrar
  • Provide documentation of the immunizations – 2-step TB skin test, 3 Hepatitis B vaccinations, 2 MMR vaccinations, 2 Varicella vaccinations, Tdap vaccinations
  • Proof of active American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS CPR card
  • Pass a national and state background check
  • Provide proof of current personal health insurance
  • Complete the required education modules

Program Cost

The estimated cost of the program is $13,146. It includes photo ID, student activity fee, computer lab, books, lab fees, background check, malpractice insurance, health insurance, immunizations, uniforms, and nursing assessment exams.

Shoreline Community College

The Associate in Applied Sciences-Transfer degree in Nursing includes theory and practical training to prepare students for a career as a registered nurse in public and private health care sectors. Program coordinators work closely with local advisory committees and industry professionals to keep the program relevant, especially with continuous changes in healthcare. Through articulation agreements with the University of Washington Bothell and Olympic College, graduates will be enabled to secure quick placement in the RN to BSN program. The AAS-T is offered as a 6quater or 10-quarter option. Interested persons must complete the prerequisite courses with a minimum 2.0 grade before applying to the nursing program. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the NCLEX for Registered Nurses and will demonstrate professional behaviors and accountability in practice. Admission is based on a point system.

Program Outline

Semester credits: 115

Duration: 6 semesters

Course titles:

Prerequisite courses – Biology, General Chemistry, English Composition, Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy and Physiology II, Microbiology, Human Nutrition, Lifespan Development, Statistics

Core courses – Communication In Nursing, Skills Practice Laboratory for Communication, Foundations of Nursing Practice, Nursing Foundations Practicum, Skills Practice Laboratory, Nursing Practice and Common Health Disturbances, Common Health Disturbances Practicum, Skills Practice Laboratory II, Nursing Practice and Complex Health Disturbances I, Complex Health Disturbances I, Skills Practice Laboratory III, Nursing Practice and Complex Health Disturbances II, Complex Health Disturbances II Practicum, Nursing Practice and Psychosocial Disturbance, Psychosocial Disturbance Practicum, Nursing Practice and the Childbearing Family, Nursing and Childbearing Family Practicum, Nursing Practice and Health Promotion, Nursing and Health Promotion Practicum, Nursing Practice and Complex Health Disturbances III, Complex Health Disturbances III Practicum, Managing Nursing Care in the Health Care System, Managing Nursing Care Practicum

Admission criteria:

  • Attend a Nursing Information Session
  • Apply for admission to Shoreline Community College
  • Complete the online Nursing Application Form
  • Submit unofficial transcripts of all college coursework – official transcripts will be required upon admission
  • Have a current copy of American Heart Association BLS Provider CPR Card
  • Copy of NAC, 7-Hour HIV/AIDS certification or copy of CNA license
  • Complete the prerequisite courses with a minimum 2.0 grade
  • Take the NLN-PAX test and score in the 50th percentile or a minimum of 103. The test costs $40.
  • Complete the required non-nursing courses – Human Nutrition, Microbiology, and Lifespan Development

Program Cost

The approximate cost of tuition is $148.83 per credit or $1,291.10 for full-time enrollment per semester (12 credits). Additional fees include health fees, immunizations, parking, uniforms, admission requirements, insurance, and CPR certification. Financial aid is available for qualifying students.