Further your education and career path by bridging from a LPN to a registered nurse (RN). Lectures, skills labs, and clinical experience prepare students for work in the public and private healthcare sectors. Graduates interested in pursuing a four-year baccalaureate degree in Nursing may apply for a RN to BSN program after completion of the AAS-T degree.

Completion Award
Associate of Applied Sciences - Transfer
Length of Study
110 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring
On Campus

  • Demonstrate standard-based professional nursing behaviors  
  • Demonstrate effective use of strategies to reduce the risk of harm to patients and providers 
  • Practice effective communication and collaborative decision making   
  • Use clinical reasoning to integrate current evidence into nursing care  
  • Develop a patient-centered plan of care  
  • Review data and design approaches to improve system functioning  
  • Use resources to access, interpret, and communicate information 
In addition to the outcomes above, students will gain the skills and knowledge included in Shoreline Student Learning Outcomes (SSLOs): Communication, Critical Thinking, Equity & Social Justice, Information Literacy, and Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning.

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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: 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. Obtaining advanced academic degrees can lead to positions in administration, education and advanced practice positions, such as nurse practitioner. 

Estimated Tuition & Fees

(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)

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

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
1 credit $145.17  $245.71  $339.54 $162.51
5 credits $673.85  $1,176.57  $1,645.70  $760.55
12 credits (full-time) $1,462.52  $2,476.40 $3,422.10  $1,637.76
15 credits $1,641.05 $2,667.59  $3,624.45 $1,819.05

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.

Next Steps

Admission to this program is through an application process. Applicants need to meet the eligibility requirements and apply to the program as well as the College. Faculty and staff are available to assist with the process.

Next application periods for 6qtr & LPN to RN: Jan 15 - Apr 3, Aug 15 - Oct 3, Nov 15 - Jan 10 (every year)
Next application period for 10qtr: January 15, 2025 – April 3, 2025 (every other year)

Learn more about prerequisites and admissions process

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In accordance with U.S. Department of Education Regulation 34 C.F.R. 668.43 (a) (5) (v), the Nursing Program at Shoreline Community College 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 whether the Nursing curriculum meets educational requirements for licensure/certification outside of Washington State.


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