Columbia Basin College

Nursing Programs

The Columbia Basin College Nursing program offers quality nursing education to prepare students for the National Council Licensure Examination. The program is Career Ladder Nursing Program accredited by the National League for Nursing.

Classes are offered at the Richland Health Science Center with clinical practice experience offered at a range of healthcare facilities in the local area. State of the art practical laboratories are offered on campus as a complement to practical experience at external clinical settings.

CBC offers two entry opportunities into the program. The first entry point is designed for students with no previous nursing experience and the second opportunity is offered to Licensed Practical Nurses seeking Advanced Placement transferring credit for the coursework they have completed.

Students can exit the program at the end of each year. Students who exit the program in the first year are eligible to acquire a Practical Nurse Certificate, (and are also eligible to sit for the licensure examination to be licensed as a LPN) and students who successfully complete the second year receive an Associate in Applied Science Degree and are eligible to sit for the State Board Licensure Examination to be licensed as Registered Nurse.

The program admits an estimated 50 students every year in the fall system. Deadline for applications is in the March of the proposed year of entry. The program considers Grade Point Average, TEAS pre-Nursing Exam scores and completion of prerequisite courses in processing applications for admissions.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 93.7%
Average number of students tested annually: 48
Program accreditations: NLNAC
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

NCLEX RN Passrate History

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

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 45 91.11 92.83
2011 50 92 90.32
2010 49 98 89.66
2009 52 94 90.11
2008 47 89 88.28
2007 53 84.9 87.91
2006 43 90.07 91.59
What is this?

The Columbia Basin College Nursing program offers a Career Ladder Nursing program which is accredited by the National League for Nursing.

Classes are offered at the Richland Health Science Center and clinical practice experience is offered at healthcare settings within the local community. The campus offers high tech laboratories for practice to offer a simulated environment for safe learning and to acquire technical skills.

The program offers two entry points. The first entry point is offered at the start of the program for applicants with no experience in nursing. Students are admitted for this track in the fall semester.

The second entry point is for Licensed Practical Nurses who seek to enter the program with Advanced Placement standing without being required to do over material that has been covered in the past. Applicants to this track will be admitted according to the availability of space and an evaluation of past education.

Exit from the program is provided at the end of each year of enrollment. Students who successfully complete the first year are able to receive a Practical Nurse Certificate and are eligible to apply to sit for the License Practical Nurse licensure examination. After successfully completing the second year students will receive an Associate in Applied Science Degree and are eligible to sit for the licensure examination by the state board.

Admission Requirements:

  1. High School Diploma or GED equivalency certificate
  2. Cumulative Grade Point Average
  3. Pre Nursing Assessment Scores   

The Nursing program admits 50 students every year. 

State board of nursing approval: Conditional
Average NCLEX PN passrate (3 years): 100%
Average number of students tested annually: 21
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

NCLEX PN Passrate History

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

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2011 20 100 90.32
2010 21 100 89.66
2009 22 100 90.11
2008 25 96 88.28
2007 31 92.8 87.91
2006 31 100 91.59
What is this?
State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 93.7%
Average number of students tested annually: 48
Program accreditations: NLNAC
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

NCLEX RN Passrate History

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

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 45 91.11 92.83
2011 50 92 90.32
2010 49 98 89.66
2009 52 94 90.11
2008 47 89 88.28
2007 53 84.9 87.91
2006 43 90.07 91.59
What is this?

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
11/01/1960 - Current
Specialized Accreditation
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
ACEN
01/01/2002 - Current

Overview

Campus LocaleSuburb: Midsize
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
OwnershipPublic
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Admissions

100%

Acceptance Rate

Cost

$8,033

Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$6,573
30k to 48k$7,444
48k to 75k$9,589
75k to 110k$13,359
Over 110k$13,439
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Financial Aid & Loan

38%

Recipients

$5,066

Average Amount

Any grant or scholarship aid

30%

Recipients

$3,746

Average Amount

Pell grants

9%

Recipients

$5,642

Average Amount

Federal Student Loans

Students

6,489

Undergrads

0

Graduates

3,342

Women

3,147

Men

55%

Full-time

45%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
53%
Hispanic
34%
Race/ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races
4%
Asian
2%
Black/African American
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0%
Non-resident alien
0%

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Columbia Basin College
2600 N 20th Ave
Pasco, WA 99301
(509) 547-0511