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  • Applications for the Winter 2018 ADN Program may be submitted from Friday, September 15, 2017 at 9 a.m. through October 15, 2017. Admission to the program will be determined by a lottery of applicants who have submitted complete applications.  Application Instructions.

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.

Apply Now — Application Instructions

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 May 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) 934-4565.

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 and 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 health care.

Student Achievement Data

Data for the new AN DTA curriculum will be available by January 2019.

Student Achievement Data LPN - RN Program




First Time NCLEX-RN 
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Student Achievement Data LPN Program




First Time NCLEX-PN
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Note: Timeframe for all data is January 1 to December 31.

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

Program Approval and Accreditations

The AN DTA/MRP degree option is pending approval by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, 310 Israel Rd., Tumwater, WA 98501.

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The Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

Program Contact Information

Associate Degree Nursing Program
Nursing Division
Mailing Address:
9600 College Way North
Instruction Building, IB 2301C
Seattle, WA 98122

(206) 934-4565



I like the small classes and access to highly qualified instructors at North. With amazing labs and clinical experience I feel very prepared, and instructors always remind us about the patient - the heart of nursing care.

—Alexandra Prescott
LPN, RN Candidate



I value education very much because I strongly believe that it is the key to one's true freedom and independence. Nursing education not only aligns with this belief of mine, but also prepares me to selflessly dedicate with compassion and empathy my time to those overwhelmed by ailments, which gives me a great sense of personal fulfillment.

—Raymond Masudi Katanga
RN Candidate

Nursing Program

ADN North

Nursing Division

Division Contacts
Mailing Address
NSC Nursing Division
9600 College Way N
Seattle, WA 98103

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