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 an 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.
The goal of the Associate Degree Nursing Program is to provide an organized curriculum, which prepares a student to:
- Receive an Associate in Nursing DTA/MRP degree
- Obtain a registered nurse license after passing the licensure exam
- Function in the role of a novice registered nurse
How to Apply
If you’re serious about applying to the Nursing program at Peninsula College, please visit the below link:
At this time we are unable to accommodate advanced placement of LPN-RN students due to space availability and DTA/MRP curriculum changes. LPNs are welcome to apply with other applicants as non-advanced placement candidates and would start at the beginning of the program. Application requirements are the same for all candidates.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree
Students who complete the Associate of Nursing DTA/MRP degree at Peninsula College and pass the NCLEX licensing exam can transfer to most RN-BSN programs in Washington state with senior standing. In most cases, this means students can complete their bachelor's degree in nursing in one additional year of full time study. Please inquire with the specific RN-BSN program you are interested in for admission requirements, which may vary.
Out of State Licensure
Peninsula 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.
The mission of the Nursing Department is to provide a quality nursing education program whose graduates help meet the health care needs of the community.
- 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 an 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.