Program Approval & Accreditations

The Seattle Central District Nursing Program at Seattle Central College is approved by the Washington State Board of Nursing.

Board of Nursing
111 Israel Road SE
Olympia, WA 98504

The Seattle Central District Nursing Program at Seattle Central College located in Seattle Washington is also accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Seattle Central District Nursing Program: Associate degree program is under continuing accreditation with conditions for Good Cause for two years with a follow up report with a site visit in Fall 2025.

The board identified these areas:

Evidence of Non-Compliance: Standard 6 outcomes, Criterion 6.1
There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ attainment of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.

Areas Needing Development:

Standard 6 Outcome, Criterion 6.3
Review and revise the program completion outcome statement(s) to be congruent with the ACEN definition of program completion by including the first nursing course and on-time completion.

Standard 6 Outcomes, Criterion 6.4
Review and revise the job placement outcome statement to be congruent with the ACEN definition of job placement by including ELA with appropriate timeframe and in a role for which they were prepared.

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 eLearning@seattlecolleges.edu.