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Accredited Nursing Schools in Washington

In Washington and in other US states, our experts help nursing students and nursing schools connect. Below is our list of nursing schools in Washington accredited by at least one of the two major US nursing commissions: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC or NLN). Browse our list of accredited online nursing schools and Washington campus locations, then request free information from any or all Washington nursing schools that have provided online information request forms. To view another US state, please visit our all nursing schools guide home page.

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Washington Nursing Schools No classes to attend, complete virtually 100% of your coursework from the comfort of your home. Currently licensed LPN's and RN's in Washington are pre-approved for financing. Fast-track options are available for most Washington nursing programs, however, you can complete your coursework at your own pace. Academic advisors are available 8am to 11pm Monday through Friday, and The College Network guarantees your academic success. Currently The College Network education partners are the National League for Nursing, Angelo State University, Bellevue University, Boston University, Cornell University, Deaconess College, Indiana State University, Regis University, Salve Regina University, University of Southern California, and Vicennes University. The first step to advancing your nursing career is to request free information from The College Network.

Washington Nursing Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate of Science in Nursing LPN to ASN
    Note: commonly referred to as LPN to Registered Nurse LPN to RN
  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LPN to BSN
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LVN to BSN
    Note: LVN to BSN please select "LPN to BSN" when requesting info
  • Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN
  • Diploma/Foreign Trained RN to BSN (must be licensed RN)
  • Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing RN to MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing MSN, BSN to MSN

Washington Healthcare Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Bachelor of Business Administration with Minor in Healthcare
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (Informatics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Administration with Healthcare Minor
  • Master of Business Administration MBA Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

Accredited Nursing Schools in Washington

RNs: To become a licensed registered nurse in Washington, you must have at least a high school diploma or its equivalent. The director of the nursing program you have completed must submit a certificate of completion to the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. You must also pass the NCLEX-RN examination, submit school transcripts, and attest to taking part in AIDS education and training. License renewal is yearly, but comes with no additional requirements. Continuing education contact or practice hours are not required for RN license renewal. Washington currently employs approximately 54,260 RNs, with the average annual salary coming to $72,450.

LPNs: To become a licensed registered nurse in Washington, you must have at least a high school diploma or its equivalent. The director of the nursing program you have completed must submit a certificate of completion to the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. You must also pass the NCLEX-PN examination, submit school transcripts, and attest to taking part in AIDS education and training. License renewal is yearly, but comes with no additional requirements. Continuing education contact or practice hours are not required for LPN license renewal. Washington currently employs approximately 9,710 LPNs, with the average annual salary coming to $44,400.

The Best Cities in Washington for Nursing Jobs

  • Seattle. Home of the world famous Space Needle and known as the birthplace of Starbucks, Seattle has enjoyed a reputation as a cultural and technological hub for decades. With a population of 617,334 according to the 2009 Census, Seattle has over ten medical centers and several universities and colleges. The Washington State Nurses Association is also located in Seattle.
    • RNs: The Seattle Metropolitan area currently employs approximately 31,230 RNs, with the average annual salary coming to $76,010.
    • LPNS: The Seattle Metropolitan area currently employs approximately 3,190 LPNs, with the average annual salary coming to $46,660.
  • Spokane. With a population of 203,276 according to the 2009 Census, Spokane is located just 100 miles south of the Canadian border. Known for its ski resorts, historic landmarks and natural beauty, Spokane is home to five medical centers and more than ten post-secondary educational institutions, including the Washington State University College of Nursing.
    • RNs: Spokane currently employs approximately 5,650 RNs, with the average annual salary coming to $67,830.
    • LPNS: Spokane currently employs approximately 1,350 LPNs, with the average annual salary coming to $45,850.
  • Tacoma. Home of the Museum of Glass, Point Defiance Zoo, Aquarium and Park, and the Washington State History Museum, the culturally rich Tacoma has an ever growing population of 199,637 according to the 2009 Census. Medical centers in the city include Western State Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma General Allenmore Hospital and Puget Sound Behavioral Health.
    • RNs: Tacoma currently employs approximately 6,6540 RNs, with the average annual salary coming to $75,090.
    • LPNS: Tacoma currently employs approximately 1,800 LPNs, with the average annual salary coming to $44,580.

Major Hospitals in Washington

  • University of Washington Medical Center. With a focus on research, education and patient care, Harborview Medical Center is not only a frequent recipient of NIH (National Institutes of Health) funding, but its Medical School is also consistently ranked as one of the top primary care medical schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital. An academic partner of University of Washington Medical School, Seattle Children’s consists of an acute care hospital, research institute and a foundation. In the next two years, the hospital will grow with the Building Hope: Cancer and Critical Care Expansion project. Classes for expecting parents, teen and pre-teen babysitters, and parents of children with special needs are offered as well.
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center. Since 1920, Virginia Mason Medical Center has offered quality care to the Seattle Area. Its network includes a 336-bed acute care hospital, clinics, and research centers. Virginia Mason employees also take part in various community health care programs such as the Tender Loving Care day-care program for sick children and the Bailey-Boushay House for AIDS patients.
  • Deaconess Medical Center. Located in Spokane and founded in 1896, Deaconess is accredited by the Joint Commission and the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, to name a few. With 388 licensed beds, Deaconess offers services through its four urgent care centers, women’s clinic, kidney care clinic, pulmonary care clinic and maternal-fetal medicine clinic.
  • MultiCare Health System. Since 1882, this Tacoma-based non-profit organization offers acute care and service across all medical disciplines through Tacoma General Hospital, Allenmore Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital and Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. With an employment of over 2,000 RNs and LPNs, MultiCare offers a RN Residency program as well as a Nurse Technician program to help assist nurses with their professional development.

Northwest College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Kirkland, Washington
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1934
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.northwestu.edu

Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Tacoma, Washington
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1890
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.plu.edu

Seattle Pacific University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Seattle, Washington
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1891
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.spu.edu

Seattle University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Seattle, Washington
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1891
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.seatteu.edu

University of Washington School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Seattle, Washington
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN, PHD
School Founded In: 1861
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.son.washington.edu

Washington State University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Spokane, Washington
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1887
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.wsu.edu