Seattle Community College - South Campus

College Type: Four or more years, Public


LPN Program

The Seattle Community College Licensed Practical Nurse program is offered over 4 quarters totaling 78 credit hours.

Students enrolled in the program have the option of exiting the program after 4 quarters with a Certificate in Practical Nursing which qualifies them to sit for the Washington State Examination to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. Students who seek to earn a an Associate of Applied Science degree can pursue additional general education credits after completing the Practical Nursing Program.

The program is a full time program is offered mainly in the evenings and over the weekend.  A typical schedule would consist of lectures given two evenings of the week, laboratory hours offered one afternoon a week and one full day of clinical practice on a week end day.

Admission into the LPN program is based on a competitive process that takes into account the cumulative grade point average for all pre-requisite courses.

The minimum GPA considered for admission is a 2.5. All science and nursing prerequisite courses need to have been taken in the last seven years and all non-science general education requirements will need to have been completed in the last 10 years. A current Nursing Assistant License from the State of Washington for admission.

Applicants accepted into the program will be notified of acceptance in June for enrollment in the fall semester. Students accepted into the program will need to present:

  1. Current immunization records including immunization for mumps, measles, rubella, varicella and hepatitis B.
  2. Physical and medical examination including tuberculin skin test
  3. Criminal Background check
  4. Current CPR certification from the American Heart Association or Professional Rescuer certification
  5. 7 hours of HIV training


State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (3 years): 88.35%
Average number of students tested annually: 41
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 Seattle Community College - South Campus as reported by Washington state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 34 82.35 92.83
2011 53 88.7 90.32
2010 35 94 89.66
2009 28 100 90.11
2008 31 97 88.28
2007 26 100 87.91
2006 22 95.5 91.59

Seattle Community College - South Campus
6000 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106