South Puget Sound Community College
2011 Mottman Road SW
Olympia, Washington 98512
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ADN Program Details
The Associate Degree in Nursing Program is designed for persons interested in becoming a Registered Nurse based on a Career Ladder approach to nursing education. The first level is the Certified Nursing Assistant (refer to Nursing Assistant Program Planning Guide) which is a prerequisite to program admission. Students may obtain Nursing Assistant training at any facility accredited by the State of Washington. Students admitted to the Associate Degree in Nursing Program may elect the Practical Nurse (PN) option which prepares them to take the NCLEX-PN at the end of the first year. Continuing students who complete the second year of the Nursing Program are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN and apply for state licensure as a registered nurse (RN). LPN’s who have an unencumbered license, who gain admission to and complete the second year of the Nursing Program are eligible to take the national licensing examination (NCLEX-RN) and apply for RN license.