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  • Credits to complete: 135.0
  • Estimated program length in quarters: Full Time - 9 | Part Time - Part Time Option Not Available

About the Program

Program Mission

The mission and purpose of Seattle Colleges District Associate Degree Nursing Program is to provide quality education for a diverse group of students from a variety of backgrounds and circumstance. The program is based upon the faculty’s belief that graduates of an Associate Degree Nursing Program are prepared as generalists for entry-level practice as Registered Nurses in Washington State’s diverse healthcare settings. As an open-access learning institution, Seattle Central College prepares each student for success in life and work, fostering a diverse, engaged, and dynamic community.

Program Description

Seattle Central College offers an associate degree in nursing for students who wish to become licensed as a registered nurse. The Associate of Nursing DTA/MRP is our on-campuses program that streamlines the academic progression for nursing students seeking entry-level licensure as a registered nurse with the ability to move on to a bachelor’s degree in nursing utilizing the DTA/MRP. Most students take a year of pre-requisite courses prior to entering our two-year program.

Acceptance criteria, estimated tuition, and other costs can be found on the website. Upon successful completion of the Associate of Nursing DTA/MRP, the graduate is eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Nursing instructor and students in classroom

Career Opportunities

Every day is different and exciting as a nurse, and you'll work at the forefront of patient care. As a registered nurse, you may pursue careers in a variety of settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians' offices
  • Community health clinics
  • In-home healthcare agencies
  • Nursing care facilities
  • Community education

Program Approval & Accreditations

The program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.

Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission 
310 Israel Rd. 
Tumwater, WA 98501

In addition, the program holds continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. 
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 
Atlanta, Georgia 30326 
404.975.5000 (phone)

Seattle Central College's Nursing program is intended to meet the educational requirements for licensing/certification in the State of Washington only. Seattle Central College has not determined if the Nursing curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensing/certification in any other state. Additional information about licensure/certification concerns can be found on the NC-SARA webpage. Please contact eLearning with any questions at

Instructors go above and beyond to make sure we become amazing nurses.

Bryce Kasota, Nursing alumna

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.