Program Description

The Nursing program at Peninsula College prepares students with a keen scientific mind, a solid social sciences foundation, and focused attention to detail for a rewarding and challenging career. Nursing is exciting career for people highly skilled in the sciences and who want to help others. Nurses work in a variety of settings and have the flexibility to work almost anywhere in the United States and abroad, making nursing both a flexible and secure career choice.

How to Apply

If you’re serious about applying to the Nursing program at Peninsula College, please visit the below link:


Advanced Placement

Due to space availability, we will not be able to accommodate advanced placement students for the 2016-17 academic year.  We hope to have space during the 2017-18 year, please check back next year for application details.

Bachelor of Science degree, Nursing
An articulation agreement is in place between Peninsula College and the University of Washington-Bothell and Tacoma, as well as Olympic College to provide a seamless transition for RNs to continue coursework and earn the Bachelor of Science degree, Nursing. It is a good idea to prepare in advance by taking any bachelor’s prerequisites as time allows.


The program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and is Accredited by the  Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (

In Our Program, Students Will Learn to:

(Student Learning Outcomes)
  • Holistically assess the biopsychosocial-spiritual-cultural dynamic needs of the client.
  • Use evidence based information and the nursing process to critically think and make clinical judgments and management decisions to ensure accurate and safe care.
  • Demonstrate holistic caring behavior towards the client, significant support person(s), peers, and other members of the health care team.
  • Provide accurate and safe nursing care in diverse settings.
  • Provide teaching based on individualized teaching plan.
  • Organizes and manages the holistic care of clients.
  • Work cooperatively with others in the decision-making process to achieve client and organizational outcomes.
  • Utilize appropriate verbal and written channels of communication to achieve positive client outcomes.
  • Practice within the ethical, legal and regulatory frameworks of nursing and standards and scope of nursing practice.