Program Description

The Nursing program at Peninsula College prepares students with a keen scientific mind, a solid social sciences foundation, and focused attention to detail for a rewarding and challenging career. Nursing is exciting career for people highly skilled in the sciences and who want to help others. Nurses work in a variety of settings and have the flexibility to work almost anywhere in the United States and abroad, making nursing both a flexible and secure career choice.

Program Goals

The goal of the Associate Degree Nursing Program is to provide an organized curriculum, which prepares a student to:

  • Receive an Associate in Nursing DTA/MRP degree
  • Obtain a registered nurse license after passing the licensure exam
  • Function in the role as a novice registered nurse

How to Apply

If you’re serious about applying to the Nursing program at Peninsula College, please visit the below link:


Advanced Placement

At this time we are unable accommodate advanced placement of LPN-RN students due to space availability and DTA/MRP curriculum changes.  LPNs are welcome to apply with other applicants as non-advanced placement candidates, and would start at the beginning of the program.  Application requirements are the same for all candidates. 

Bachelor of Science degree, Nursing

An articulation agreement is in place between Peninsula College and the University of Washington-Bothell and Tacoma, as well as Olympic College to provide a seamless transition for RNs to continue coursework and earn the Bachelor of Science degree, Nursing. It is a good idea to prepare in advance by taking any bachelor’s prerequisites as time allows.


The program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and is Accredited by the  Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA  30326
Telephone: (404) 975-5000
Fax (404) 975-5020

Year of Initial Accreditation: October 2005
Last Evaluation Visit: October 2010
Next Evaluation Visit: Fall 2018

The Peninsula College Nurse Program is pursuing pre-accreditation candidacy status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20037; phone 202-909-2500. Interested parties are invited to submit third party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA, attention Andrea Browning, NLN CNEA Manager of Accreditation Services, no later than April 13, 2017.


The mission of the Nursing Department is to provide a quality nursing education program whose graduates help meet the health care needs of the community.

In Our Program, Students Will Learn to:

(Student Learning Outcomes)
  • 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.