Applications for the fall 2017 ADN Program may be submitted from Monday, April 3, 2017 at 9 a.m. through April 30, 2017. Admission to the program will be determined by a lottery of applicants who have submitted complete applications. The Nursing Program no longer admits students on a first-come, first–served basis. Please click on the Application Instructions below before submitting your application.

Nursing (AN DTA/MRP) Program Overview

The Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN) offers an Associate in Nursing Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program (AN DTA/MRP) degree with a two–year curriculum designed to prepare registered nurses for the workforce. The program includes nursing theory, skills lab, clinical practice and general education courses.

New students are accepted into the six–quarter program each fall and winter. Students are accepted by a lottery of applicants who have completed all program admission requirements by the application submission deadline. Applications are accepted in April and September. Opening and closing dates will be posted before each application period.

For specific information on application requirements, please refer to the Associate Degree Nursing Program Information Packet. If you have any questions not answered by the Program Information Packet, you may inquire at or at 206.934.4123.

Mandatory Information Sessions

Information sessions are conducted each quarter so interested students can learn more about the program. Students must attend an Information Session before applying to the program, preferably before seeking advising or starting prerequisites. Please visit our Info Sessions page for dates and times.

Associate in Nursing DTA/MRP Degree

135 Credits (45 prerequisite; 75 in major; 15 corequisite credits)

  • Prepares students to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Examination (NCLEX–RN) and apply for a license as a registered nurse in Washington State.
  • Students can begin the Nursing program in fall and winter quarter only; work on prerequisites can begin any quarter. This program has strict application deadlines and admission procedures.
  • The Nursing program might be a good fit for you if you enjoy science, like helping people and working as part of a team, and have good communication skills.
  • Areas of study include math, biology, chemistry, anatomy & physiology, microbiology, nutrition and a wide array of courses in nursing practice.
  • Note: The educational environment contains multiple latex products and exposure to potential blood borne pathogens. Current infection control standards are taught in the program.

Career Opportunities

Registered nurses generally work in hospitals, skilled nursing care facilities, community health clinics, physicians' offices or with agencies to provide in–home healthcare.

Student Achievement Data

  2013 2014 2015
First–time Pass Rate for NCLEX–RN Exam* 88.9% 88.5% 81.5%
Students Completing the Nursing Program 90% 86% 90%
Graduates Obtaining a Job 80% 96.2% 85.7%

Note: Timeframe for all data is January 1st to December 31st.

*Pass rates for all Washington State Nursing Programs may be found at the following address:

Program Approval & Accreditations

The program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, 310 Israel Rd., Tumwater, WA 98501.

In addition, the program holds continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: 404.975.5000

Program Contact Information

Associate Degree Nursing Program
Allied Health Division
Mailing Address:
Seattle Central College
1701 Broadway, HEC
Seattle, WA 98122
206.934.4347 206.934.4347

Seattle Central Health Education Center at Pacific Tower
1200 12th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144

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