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Registered Nurse, Associate Degree

NOTICE: Attendance at a nursing orientation is strongly recommended.  Please contact Student Services at 425-235-5840 for details.

The Nursing Program at Renton Technical College prepares students for employment as registered nurses in a variety of health care environments in the surrounding community. Students who successfully complete the program will receive an Associate in Applied Sciences-Transfer (AAT-T) degree and be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) exam. The program also prepares students to transfer to an RN-BSN program after obtaining the RN license.

A concept based curriculum supports students from varied backgrounds by relating new ideas to previously acquired knowledge in an engaging and supportive environment. Students are provided with many opportunities to acquire the necessary critical thinking skills for practice as Registered Nurses in the dynamic healthcare environment. Nursing student will be equipped to provide safe, comfort-oriented, culturally-sensitive nursing care that meets the highest professional standards and serves a diverse population. This includes the utilization of nursing informatics and information technology to provide optimal, evidence-based nursing care now and throughout their career.

To earn an Associate of Applied Science-Transferable (AAS-T) degree, the student must complete all course requirements for the Registered Nurse, Associate Degree program.

Students may opt out after the 4th quarter to receive an LPN Certificate of Completion.

Fall applications are due June 3, 2014. For more information, please click here.

Fall applications for LPN-RN are due July 11th, 2014. For more information, please click here.

Program Options

  • Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree

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Program Length:
  • 6 quarters 
  • 116 credits
  • Monday-Friday,
    8:00AM - 2:30PM
  • (Hours may vary during clinical assignment including possible evening or weekend placement.)
  • Students may enter at the beginning of fall or spring quarter.

Washington State Nursing Association