• Nationally accredited: approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • High licensure pass rate: graduates pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) at a higher rate than the national average.
  • Flexible scheduling: six- or ten-quarter program options
  • Cohort learning: students build a lasting network with a tight-knit peer group
  • Scholarships: program-specific funding available through the Foundation
  • Active student club: multiple student-run events including networking opportunities

Nursing Program Outcome for Graduate Success on the Licensing Exam: Our goal is that our graduates pass-rate for first-time test takers on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) for all first-time test takers will be at or above the national average for the same period.

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YEAR NATIONAL AVERAGE SHORELINE NURSING PROGRAM
2016-2017 84.24% 90.11%
2017-2018 88% 90.8%
2018-2019 85.17% 89.22%

Nursing Program Outcome for Students Completing the 6-Quarter Nursing Program: Our goal for the 6-Quarter option is a completion rate of 70% of students beginning with the first quarter will complete the program within 150% of the program length (9 quarters for the 6-Quarter Nursing Full-Time Program).

YEAR ENTERED PROGRAM (September, December, March)* COMPLETION RATE
2014-2015 80.9%
2015-2016 85.9%
2016-2017 84.8%
2017-2018 83.5%
2018-2019 Still in process

Nursing Program Outcome for Students Completing the 10-Quarter Program: Our goal for the 10-Quarter option is a completion rate of 70% of students that will complete the program within 150% of the program length (15 quarters). Students typically enter every other Fall Quarter (during the odd years).

*Note: Fall 2018 cohort was delayed for one year and entered in Fall 2019

YEAR ENTERED PROGRAM COMPLETION RATE
Fall 2014 80.0%
Fall 2016 72.7%
Fall 2019 Still in progress

Nursing Program Outcome for Students Completing the LPN to RN Program: Our goal is that for the LPN to RN option completion rate is at least 70% of students. Students will complete the program within 150% of the program length (6 quarters). LPN students are accepted every quarter on a space available basis.

YEAR ENTERED PROGRAM (September, December, March) COMPLETION RATE
2016-2017 100%
2017-2018 100%
2018-2019 100%
 
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Accreditation & Licensure

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The Shoreline Community College Nursing Program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (formerly called the State Board of Nursing)


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Accredited since 1969

The Associate Degree of Nursing program at Shoreline Community College located in Shoreline, Washington is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree of Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

In accordance with U.S. Department of Education Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v), the Nursing Program at Shoreline has reviewed the RN licensing requirements for Washington state and has determined that a Shoreline nursing graduate would be eligible for RN licensure in Washington state. Shoreline Community College has not made a determination that the Nursing curriculum meets educational requirements for licensure/certification outside of Washington State. We encourage students who plan to work out-of-state to check relevant local licensure/certification requirements.