1600 Chester Avenue
Bremerton, Washington 98337
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RN to BSN Programs
ADN Program Details
Olympic College offers a two-year curriculum designed to prepare qualified men and women to become Registered Nurses. The two-year curriculum is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, and is accredited by the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission.
The program includes a balance of general education courses, nursing theory, and nursing practice. Following acceptance, the average student will complete the program in six academic quarters. A minimum 3.7 grade point in NURSE 151 is required. All other nursing courses require a minimum 2.7 grade point or above to progress in the Nursing Program.
Graduates are prepared for employment as Registered Nurses in home health care, hospitals, long-term care, and community-based care agencies. The graduate of the Nursing Program will receive the Associate in Technical Arts Degree which qualifies the candidate (for eligibility) to take the NCLEX examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse. The license permits the nurse to use the legal title of Registered Nurse in the State of Washington.
BSN Program Details
Earning a BSN degree will provide multiple benefits to the associate degree registered nurse.
A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree will:
-Facilitate a broad scope of practice as a result of enhanced clinical reasoning and analytical skills.
-Enhance leadership skills.
-Educate nurses in issues surrounding community health, health care delivery systems and health care policy.
-Develop understanding and participation in research methods leading to evidence based practice.
-Enhance health care delivery and health promotion for clients and communities BSN nurses serve.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (BSN) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
LPN Program Details
The Olympic College Practical Nursing Program is a one-year program that prepares graduates to provide safe direct patient care as licensed practical nurses (LPN) in acute care, long-term care, home health, and ambulatory care settings.
The program includes both classroom study and supervised clinical practice (patient care). Classroom study covers basic nursing concepts and patient-care related subjects, including anatomy, physiology, medical-surgical nursing, pediatrics, obstetrics, mental health, geriatric nursing, administration of medication, and nutrition and professional role development. Clinical practice experiences are held in a variety of patient care settings.
A Certificate of Specialization is awarded upon completion of the Practical Nursing Program requirements. Graduates will then be eligible to take the licensing examination (NCLEX-PN). The program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. Olympic College is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.