Train for a Nursing Career at Seattle Central.

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Program Overview

Degrees & Certificates

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

With fewer than 20 credits, short-term certificate programs generally cover an entry-level or specific skill set needed for that industry. Credits earned in these programs may apply toward a next-level certificate or degree. Typically offered in a condensed time period.
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  • Credits to complete: 12.0
  • Estimated program length in quarters: Full Time - 1

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.

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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

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.