Tacoma Community College

The Tacoma Community College Associate Degree in Nursing Program is designed to prepare students for careers in nursing. The program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

Students who successfully complete the program are awarded the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree and are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination.

The program is divided sequential with core requirements and program courses taken over a period three years of full time study.

There are four options for entry into the nursing program:

  • RN Generic full-time ADN option for students who have no nursing background
  • RN Generic part time  AAS Degree for students who don’t have a nursing background
  • RN Advanced Standing full time AAS Degree for LPNs
  • RN Advanced Standing part time AAS Degree for LPNS

Admissions Requirements:

Applicants are expected to meet all pre-requisite courses as well as meeting language and academic requirements. A minimum of a B grade (3.0 Grade Point Average) is required for all general education requirements.

The program has six levels based on the option that a student is enrolled in which will determine how long it takes the student to complete all levels.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 80.8%
Average number of students tested annually: 107
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 Tacoma Community College as reported by Washington state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 105 81.9 92.83
2011 109 83.5 90.32
2010 107 77 89.66
2009 113 87 90.11
2008 100 91 88.28
2007 96 86.5 87.91
2006 85 92.9 91.59
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Tacoma Community College
6501 S 19th St
Tacoma, WA 98466
(253) 566-5000