Acceptance into the Nursing program is competitive. Because a specific application procedure is required, it is important to talk with a college advisor when applying to Peninsula College and to review the content within the links below. The Nursing program begins once a year during fall quarter.
Application Deadline for Fall Entry: May 1st, 2018, 9:00 am
Pre-Nursing at Peninsula College
In stage one, you will apply to Peninsula College (not the Nursing program) as a pre-nursing student and begin preparing your Nursing Program Application. The below requirements must be completed before applying to the Nursing program.
- Attend a Nursing Information Session (highly encouraged and worth 2 points on your application).
- Meet the Technical Standards
- Required Health Information
- Confirm you can clear a criminal history background check
- Apply to Peninsula College
- Take the Placement Tests & TEAS tests
- How to build a competitive application
- Other requirements
- Submit Your Application to the Nursing Program
If you attended a previous nursing program, submit a letter of reference from the Director. If you are an Advanced Placement applicant, also submit two letters of reference from your LPN supervisors. Submit copies of all Washington State health care licenses (if applicable).
Contact Dr. Alana Murphy, AMurphy@pencol.edu with questions.
Submitting Your Application
Stage 2 is the process of applying to the Nursing program specifically. Once the above requirements are completed you can begin the application process by enrolling spring quarter in item number 0005, Course ID NRSAP 999, Section COL, Applications to Nursing.
- Meeting all requirements is not a guarantee of admission. Acceptance is competitive and based on these ratings and the amount of available spaces vs. applicants.
- NRSAP 999 is an online CANVAS course for the student which allows you to upload required documents & items to be reviewed for the application process.
- Specific instructions will be provided once logged in.
- A letter of acceptance or denial will be mailed by July 1.
Completing the core requirements at Peninsula College will likely allow you to apply to other nursing programs with most requirements met. This is not a guarantee as every school has a unique set of requirements.
All persons who are 18 years of age or older, graduates of accredited high schools, or participants in the Running Start Program are eligible for admission to Peninsula College; however, admission to the college does not guarantee admission into specific professional/technical programs. The nursing program is among those for which an additional application is required. The criteria for admission and directions for making application to the nursing program are outlined on this website and within the application link. The professional judgment of the nursing admittance committee will be given major consideration in making decisions relating to admittance into the nursing program.