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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

195 Credits

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a 90-credit LPN to BSN program in which students must have current, unencumbered licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of Washington. A minimum grade of 2.5 or higher is required in each nursing and supporting course. Exceptions for basic curriculum requirement courses with grades less than 2.5 will be made on a case-by-case basis by the Associate Dean of Nursing. Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2 courses are not eligible for consideration or any course with less than a 2.0 GPA. Evidence of academic proficiency is established by completion of each of the following prerequisite requirements with a 2.5 grade or higher. Courses without an “&” may not be transferable.

Entry Requirements

The following courses are required prior to applying into the LPN to BSN program:

Note Regarding Open Enrollment  

The student is expected to provide his/her own transportation to off-site clinical facilities that at times can be 50 or more miles away. In addition to paying for tuition and books, the student is required to purchase a uniform, pin, white shoes, watch, bandage scissors, and liability and health insurance. In order to attend clinical rotations, students must also successfully pass both a criminal and a Washington State Department of Social and Health Services background check. For additional information about a required nursing orientation and the application procedure, contact the Health Occupations Advisor in Career and Advising Center, at ext. 2641.

Upon successful completion of the required credits, the student will earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The graduate will be eligible to take the licensing examination and upon passing, practice as a Registered Nurse (RN). Application for RN licensure asks for information regarding legal convictions, and drug/alcohol and addiction conditions that may inhibit nursing practice. For additional questions on this issue, contact the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. The program is fully accredited by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Graduation Requirement

Completion of an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university.

Contacts: Career and Advising Center-Student Affairs & Success Building, 104; 253-833-9111, ext. 2641 or

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Program Outcomes:

  1. Integrate knowledge from the arts and sciences to manage the care of clients across the life span using evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning to inform decision making.
  2. Provide holistic, person-centered, population health care to diverse populations including community and public health.
  3. Utilize research information to improve health of diverse clients across the life span.
  4. Minimize harm to clients through quality assurance and improvement.
  5. Use systems-based practice to coordinate and manage care to provide safe, quality, and equitable care.
  6. Integrate informatics and other healthcare technologies to inform decision making when managing and delivering safe, high-quality, and efficient health care in accordance with best practice and professional and regulatory standards.
  7. Demonstrate accountability for personal and professional development, including the professional identity of a bachelor-of-science prepared registered nurse, and life-long learning.
  8. Apply leadership principles and quality improvement when intentionally collaborating with the interdisciplinary health care team to provide evidence-based, safe quality nursing care.

Core Requirements:

Program Degree Requirements:

Related Instruction Requirements

Satisfies related instruction requirements.

Written Communication ( 10 credits)

Oral Communications (5 credits)

Choose one of the following:

Computation (5 credits)

Choose one of the following:

Human Relations (4 credits)

Humanities/Fine Arts/English (5 credits)

Excluding CMST/CMST& and performance skills courses.

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