The Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission approves the Nursing Program and the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation. 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 university’s 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

Degree & Certificate Options

  • Associate in Nursing DTA/MRP

The Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA, The Watergate, 2600 Virginia Ave, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC, 20037).

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Holistically assess the biopsychosocial-spiritual-cultural dynamic needs of the client
  • Use evidence based information and the nursing process to critically think and make clinical judgments and management decisions to ensure accurate and safe care
  • Demonstrate holistic caring behavior towards the client, significant support person(s), peers, and other members of the health care team
  • Provide accurate and safe nursing care in diverse settings
  • Provide teaching based on individualized teaching plan
  • Organizes and manages the holistic care of clients
  • Work cooperatively with others in the decision-making process to achieve client and organizational outcomes
  • Utilize appropriate verbal and written channels of communication to achieve positive client outcomes
  • Practice within the ethical, legal, and regulatory frameworks of nursing and standards and scope of nursing practice




Professional Technical Program