The Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission approves the Nursing Program and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (acenursing.org). Students who complete the two-year associate degree program are eligible to take state board exams for registered nurses. The curriculum provides a strong foundation in applied and social sciences and an understanding of the fundamentals of patient care in a variety of settings. Throughout the program students integrate experience caring for patients in acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, and community agencies. Successful completion of this program leads to an Associate in Nursing DTA/MRP Degree. Students with the Nursing DTA/MRP need only to complete senior level courses at select Universities in the state of Washington to achieve a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Courses transfer as defined by the Associate in Nursing DTA/MRP agreement. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year program should review the universities’ requirements for senior-year standing in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
Important Note: Individuals who would like to study nursing at Peninsula College must complete non-nursing academic requirements and prerequisite courses prior to entering the program or be in the final quarter of their completion. Nursing courses may be started only in the fall quarter and only after making application to, and being accepted into, the Nursing program. Application to the Nursing Program can be made only during the spring quarter prior to enrolling in nursing courses. Application information is available on the Nursing Program web page at www.pencol.edu/proftech/nursing.
Degree & Certificate Options
- Associate in Nursing DTA/MRP
The Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Accreditation Commission for Education Nursing (ACEN - 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500 Atlanta, Georgia 30326).
Professional Technical Program Info at a Glance
Type: Professional Technical Program
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Receive an Associate in Nursing DTA/MRP
- Function in the role of a novice registered nurse