Bates Technical College

College Type: At least 2 but less than 4 years, Public


LPN Program

The Bates Technical College Nursing Program prepares students to enter the field of nursing in a range of healthcare settings. The program is approved by the Washington Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.

The program integrates clinical activities as part of the curriculum allowing students to acquire practical nursing experience under proper supervision at various healthcare settings.

Graduates from the program are eligible to apply to sit for the NCLEX PN exam to become LPN in the State of Washington.

Admission Requirements:

Applicants to the nursing program are required to submit to the requirements of licensing bodies and clinical sites.

  • High School diploma or GED equivalency certificate
  • Submit to and pass a National and local criminal background check
  • Proof of physical exam including medical and dental clearance
  • Submit proof of clean drug screening
  • Provide records of current immunization series
  • Possess medical insurance covering illness and injury
  • Possess current liability insurance coverage to the amount of 1 million dollars
  • Current CPR certification for Health Care Providers
  • HIV/AIDS Training covering seven hours

Applications are only processed if all pre-requisite courses have been. General education requirements will need to be complete before enrolling for nursing courses.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (3 years): 85.19%
Average number of students tested annually: 84
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 Bates Technical College as reported by Washington state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 85 81.18 92.83
2011 91 82.4 90.32
2010 76 92 89.66
2009 35 97 90.11
2008 45 98 88.28
2007 75 97.3 87.91
2006 74 97.3 91.59