Nursing (RN) - 6-Quarter AAS-T


Gain skills to be a registered nurse on a full-time schedule. Lectures, skills labs and clinical experience prepare students for work in the public and private healthcare sectors.

Completion Award
Associate of Applied Sciences - Transfer
Length of Study
115 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring
On Campus
Tuition & Fees

College Tuition & Fees

Per Quarter 
WA-Resident Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
1 credit $152.13 $166.72 $243.46  $330.00
5 credits $624.65 $697.60 $1,081.30  $1,514.00
12 credits (full-time) $1,331.78 $1,523.22 $2,252.72  $3,124.98
15 credits  $1,493.30 $1,687.05 $2,425.70 $3,308.25

*Amounts above are estimated tuition & fee costs and do not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs.
¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Program Fees
Approximately $150 - $275 per quarter

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

What You'll Learn

  • Develop a patient-centered plan of care incorporating unique multifaceted preferences (cultural, spiritual, ethnic, developmental, psychosocial) while recognizing the patient as the source of control and full partner.
  • Demonstrate ability to coordinate and integrate care, creating continuity across multiple care environments using effective communication and shared decision-making.
  • Demonstrate effective use of strategies to reduce the risk of harm to patients and providers.
  • Evaluate system effectiveness and individual performance.
  • Practice effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, using therapeutic communication, mutual respect and shared decision making to achieve quality patient outcomes.
  • Use quality measures to identify variations and formulate approaches for improving system functioning.
  • Integrate best current evidence with clinical reasoning, patient/family preferences and values using the nursing process to deliver optimal nursing care.
  • Evaluate and use information and technology to communicate, mitigate error, and support decision-making.
  • Apply technology to find, analyze, and apply evidence-based information and current resources.
  • Use APA style in academic paper writing and avoid plagiarism.
  • Demonstrate honesty, self-awareness, self-regulation, and a sense of ethical responsibility for self and others while engaging in respectful communication and collaboration to enhance patient satisfaction and health outcomes, and to preserve practice integrity and safety.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviors and accountability for standard-based nursing care that is consistent with moral, legal, ethical, regulatory, and humanistic principles.

Careers & Opportunities

The employment outlook is good. Registered Nurses will continue to be in demand. Employment opportunities include hospital or nursing home staff nurse, charge and home health nurse. With additional training/education, potential positions include critical care nurse, emergency department nurse or operating room nurse.

Potential employers include: Obtaining advanced academic degrees can lead to positions in administration, education and advanced practice positions, such as nurse practitioner. The most rapid growth in the health care industry over the next decade will likely be in critical care, specialty care, home health and long-term geriatric care facilities.

Get Started

This is a selective admissions program. Applicants need to meet the eligibility requirements and apply to the program as well as the college.

Next application period for 6qtr & LPN to RN : August 15, 2019 – October 3, 2019
Next application Period for 10qtr: January 15, 2021 – April 3, 2021

How to apply

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