A Message from the Acting Associate Dean of Nursing:Thank you for your interest in Shoreline Community College. We are glad that you are interested in admission to our program and want to be sure you have complete information. We offer a 6-quarter option, a 10-quarter option, and an advanced placement option for Licensed Practical Nurses, as well as the opportunity to transfer from another accredited nursing program into our nursing program. All of these options 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. Our program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Graduates will receive the Associate in Applied Science-Transfer degree and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse. Further information about the Program, the prerequisites, and the application procedure can be found on this website. Again, thank you for your interest,
Mary Burroughs, MSN, RN, CNE
Acting Associate Dean of Nursing
Nursing Program Updates
Fall 2019 Application Information
The application for Fall 2019, 6 and 10 Quarter Programs, is now closed. All applicants for this application period will receive notification of their status. Letters will be sent out via United States Postal Service (USPS) on May 17, 2019.All applicants are required to take the NLN-PAX (National League of Nursing - Pre Admission Exam). Please see detailed information regarding this test by going to the Testing Center or contact the Testing Center for further information at: (206) 546-4608.
A $20.00 application fee is required by debit/credit card payment at the time of application submission.
Winter 2020 Application Information
The application for Winter 2020 will open on Thursday, August 15, 2019 and will remain open until 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, 2019.
Nursing Program Drop-In Advising is available from nursing faculty in the 2300 Building during posted drop-in office hours on a first come first served basis.
Starting with the Spring 2019 Quarter, the faculty will be on the same schedule for Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters. There is no advising during the Summer, the first week of the quarter and final exam week.
These times are listed on the Nursing Calendar that can be accessed the the right of this page.
If you have any questions please contact the Health Occupations Office at (206) 533-6778.
Beginning with the Fall 2018, 6 Quarter Program application - all applicants will be required to take the National League of Nursing - Pre Admission Exam (NLN-PAX).
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 Vision
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 Mission
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.