A Message from the Nursing Program Director:
Welcome to the Shoreline Community College Nursing Program website, my name is Lynn Von Schlieder, the Nursing Program Director.
We offer a six-quarter program and a 10-quarter option which prepare individuals to become professional nurses to meet the health care needs of the community. Based on the Program Vision, Mission, and Philosophy, the Program is dedicated to student success and strives for excellence. The Program reflects the core values of Professionalism, Excellence, Caring, and Clinical Reasoning. The program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The graduate will receive the Associate in Applied Science-Transfer degree and will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse. Further information about the Program, the prerequisites, and the application procedure is available in the Nursing Program Brochure and on the website.
As of December 1, 2016, it will no longer be possible to take the COMPASS test to fulfill the testing requirement for Nursing Program applicants. We now require all applicants to the Nursing Program to take the ACCUPLACER tests for Reading, Writing and Math. However, you will still be able to use your COMPASS test scores for the Spring 2017 application and the Fall 2017 application as long as they meet the one year testing requirement and the minimum score requirements. Please see detailed information regarding accepted ACCUPLACER test scores by clicking on the tab "Required Tests" on the left.
The ACCUPLACER tests will be the required test for Nursing Program applicants until further notice. Please check the Nursing Program website for future changes and updates.
The application for Spring 2017 is now open. Due to the college's winter closure the application deadline has been extended to Monday, January 9th, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Please plan for the closure of the college beginning Friday, December 23rd, 2016, 4:30 p.m. through Tuesday, January 3rd at 8:00 a.m. During this closure there will be no one available to answer questions or troubleshoot application issues.
The application fee is now $20.
If you have any questions, please call 206-533-6778.
The Shoreline Community College Nursing Program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (formerly called the State Board of Nursing).
Accredited since 1969
Additionally, the Shoreline Community College Nursing Program is nationally accredited by (ACEN) the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc., 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000.
Nursing Program Mission
The Nursing Program at Shoreline Community College strives to be recognized in the state of Washington, nationally, and internationally as an excellent associate degree nursing program. The Program is dedicated to student success and preparing individuals to become professional nurses to meet the health care needs of the community,
Nursing Program Vision
The mission of the Nursing Program at Shoreline Community College is to serve the educational, workforce and cultural needs of our diverse community. The nursing Program strives to engage students through integrated learning, excellence in teaching/learning, and a student-centered approach. Working in close collaboration with the diverse health care community, Shoreline strives to prepare nurses for practice who are competent and committed to safe, quality care in an evolving healthcare environment and share the values of social justice and life-long learning. The Nursing Program strives to prepare associate degree graduates to be eligible for licensure as Registered Nurses and to continue their education and obtain a bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN) and graduate education.
Nursing Program Philosophy
We believe nursing is a dynamic profession grounded in scientific theory that requires specialized knowledge, judgment, and skills based on the biological and social sciences, and the humanities. Nursing combines the art and science of caring to address the needs of the person, family, and community, through health promotion, health maintenance, health restoration, and the end of life care. We believe student learning is facilitated by utilizing best practices in teaching and learning including active-learning strategies, adult learning principles, and student-centered approaches.
- Nursing Information Meetings
- Program Brochure
- Download the Planning Guide
- Online Application
- Nursing Prerequisite Checklist
- Transcript Evaluation
The Shoreline Nursing School Pin Design
The Nursing Program has been approved as fulfilling the Multicultural requirement. An additional Multicultural course is no longer required. Please see the current Admission Points calculation at the link to the left.
Online chemistry, microbiology, and anatomy and physiology courses without supervised laboratory do not meet requirements for the Nursing Program. All Hybrid Science courses MUST be evaluated.