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Award type: Associate in Nursing (DTA/MRP)
Whatcom Community College

Program Details
Program Overview for Nursing
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Whatcom Community College
Program website
Program contact
Entry & Advising
(360) 383-3080
Program description
The purpose of the nursing degree is to educate students to practice nursing within varied health care settings in collaboration with other members of the health care team, and to assist individuals who are experiencing health care problems to progress toward optimal health and wellness. Graduates of Whatcom's nursing program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for Registered Nurses (RN) and consistently pass at rates above state and national averages. This degree, after RN licensure, also enables the student to complete a BSN in one academic year at any accepting university in Washington state.
Financial Information
Average $2,040/qtr (WA resident), including tuition, fees, books, supplies, etc.
Tuition per credit
WA resident $113.59 (1-10 credits) $53.26 (11-18 credits) $96.53 (19+ credits)
Total program tuition
$20,400 (WA resident), including pre-requisite & core program tuition, fees, books, supplies, etc.
$1,550 (application fee, lab fees, bus pass)
Books and materials
Average $405/qtr (books)
Supplies, tools, uniform
$430 (scrubs, stethoscope, watch with second hand, general academic supplies)
Other costs
$1,336 (immunizations, background checks, et. al.)
Program Information
Length of training
1+ years for general education requirements (pre-requisites) plus 2 years for core requirements
Award type
Associate in Nursing (DTA/MRP)
Locations offered
Main Location view map
Public transportation service: Whatcom Transportation Authority

Offered evenings/weekends
Offered onlineno
Entrance requirements
A grade of 3.0 (B) or better in ENGL& 101, MATH& 146, CHEM& 121, BIOL& 260, BIOL& 241, BIOL& 242, PSYC& 200
Certification/license required to work in this field
Registered Nurse
Certification/license obtained as part of training program
Certification/license test preparation provided
National Council for Licensure Examination - Registered Nurse