Olympic College

College Type: Four or more years, Public

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ADN Program

The Olympic College ADN program is a two year curriculum approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, and accredited by the National League Nursing Accrediting Commission.

The curriculum consists of a combination of general education courses, theoretical nursing courses and clinical experience practice. Clinical experience is offered at a range of healthcare facilities in the local area.

Most students are able to complete the program in six quarters. Students are expected to earn a minimum GPA of 2.2 to progress to the next stage of the program or to graduate from the program upon completion.  

Graduates from the program are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination to be licensed as a Registered Nurse.

Admission Requirements:

  • Application for entrance to Olympic College
  • Application for the nursing program
  • Official Transcripts for all college level coursework (transcript evaluation required)
  • ACCUPLACER Placement Test (Reading Comprehension Proficiency)
  • Complete Prerequisite courses
  • Attend Information Session

The nursing program requires students entering the program to submit proof of physical examination including screening for TB documentation of immunizations series, submit to criminal background check before enrollment in nursing classes.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 90.57%
Average number of students tested annually: 71
Program accreditations: NLNAC
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Olympic College as reported by Washington state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 59 96.61 92.83
2011 79 86.1 90.32
2010 74 89 89.66
2009 76 86 90.11
2008 88 86 88.28
2007 64 87.5 87.91
2006 62 87 91.59

LPN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (3 years): 95.08%
Average number of students tested annually: 26
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX PN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX PN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Olympic College as reported by Washington state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 21 95.24 92.83
2011 26 100 90.32
2010 29 90 89.66
2009 21 90 90.11
2008 21 86 88.28
2007 32 96.9 87.91
2006 37 91.9 91.59

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Olympic College
1600 Chester Ave
Bremerton, WA 98337