Peninsula College

College Type: Four or more years, Public

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ADN Program

The Peninsula College ADN program is approved by the Washington State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission. Students who graduate from the two year curriculum are awarded an Associate Degree and are eligible to apply to sit for the State Board Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.

The curriculum concentrates on critical thinking, as well as offering experiences for hands on practical experience in various clinical settings and in Laboratories. Assessment is carried out through multiple choice tests, written papers, math tests, journal assignments, instructor evaluation for clinical and laboratory practices, and self evaluation procedures.

Clinical rotations are offered in healthcare settings at various locations such as nursing homes and hospitals. Clinical hours are offered at different hours from 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

Applicants to the program are expected to show proof of ability to provide transportation to and from clinical sites as well as being able to cover outfitting and malpractice liability insurance.

The nursing curriculum is  highly demanding and it will be difficult to maintain full time employment at the same as being enrolled in the program.


State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 91.57%
Average number of students tested annually: 21
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 Peninsula College as reported by Washington state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 20 100 92.83
2011 23 95.7 90.32
2010 19 79 89.66
2009 20 95 90.11
2008 27 96 88.28
2007 24 83.3 87.91
2006 18 94 91.59

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Peninsula College
1502 E Lauridsen Blvd
Port Angeles, WA 98362