Nursing Schools in Washington

The state of Washington is home to 47 nursing schools. This year (2018) we evaluated 40 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best in Washington.

NursingExplorer ranking system is statistical. We use the following factors when evaluating schools: NCLEX pass rates, programmatic and institutional accreditations. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

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Complete List of Nursing Schools in Washington

Listed below are all nursing schools in Washington. Please use the sort feature to view which schools have top RN and LPN programs along with their corresponding average NCLEX pass rates. Click on each school's name to view more detail about the school.

There are a total of 47 nursing schools in the state of Washington.

Institution RN PN RN PN
Big Bend Community College
Location: Moses Lake, WA
Programs offered: ADN LPN
98.1% 100.0%
1
1
Seattle University
Location: Seattle, WA
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated MSN Masters Doctoral
96.7%
2
Peninsula College
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Programs offered: ADN
96.5%
3
Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom
Location: Lakewood, WA
Programs offered: LPN ADN
95.8% 66.7%
4
17
Whatcom Community College
Location: Bellingham, WA
Programs offered: ADN
95.7%
5
Pacific Lutheran University
Location: Tacoma, WA
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated MSN Masters LPN to BSN
95.0%
6
Northwest University
Location: Kirkland, WA
Programs offered: BSN
93.9%
7
Everett Community College
Location: Everett, WA
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
93.8% 100.0%
8
1
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Location: Kirkland, WA
Programs offered: ADN LPN
93.7% 100.0%
9
1
Yakima Valley College
Location: Yakima, WA
Programs offered: ADN LPN
92.7% 100.0%
10
1
Gonzaga University
Location: Spokane, WA
Programs offered: BSN Masters
92.5% 11
Columbia Basin College
Location: Pasco, WA
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
92.2% 100.0% 12
1
Bellevue College
Location: Bellevue, WA
Programs offered: ADN BSN
92.2% 12
Walla Walla Community College
Location: Walla Walla, WA
Programs offered: ADN LPN
91.0% 98.4% 13
4
Walla Walla University
Location: College Place, WA
Programs offered: BSN
91.0% 13
South Puget Sound Community College
Location: Olympia, WA
Programs offered: ADN LPN
90.8% 96.7% 14
6
University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Location: Seattle, WA
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated MSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
90.4% 15
Lower Columbia College
Location: Longview, WA
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
90.1% 99.3% 16
3
Shoreline Community College
Location: Shoreline, WA
Programs offered: ADN
89.3% 17
North Seattle College
Location: Seattle, WA
Programs offered: LPN ADN
88.9% 99.4% 18
2
Washington State University
Location: Pullman, WA
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
88.8% 19
Skagit Valley College
Location: Mount Vernon, WA
Programs offered: ADN LPN
88.7% 100.0% 20
1
Wenatchee Valley College
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Programs offered: ADN LPN
87.8% 99.4% 21
2
Grays Harbor College
Location: Aberdeen, WA
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
87.7% 93.8% 22
9
Olympic College
Location: Bremerton, WA
Programs offered: ADN LPN RN to BSN BSN
86.8% 95.1% 23
7
Seattle Central College
Location: Seattle, WA
Programs offered: ADN
86.7% 24
Clark College
Location: Vancouver, WA
Programs offered: ADN
86.6% 25
Centralia College
Location: Centralia, WA
Programs offered: ADN LPN
86.0% 100.0% 26
1
Highline College
Location: Des Moines, WA
Programs offered: ADN
84.3% 27
Seattle Pacific University
Location: Seattle, WA
Programs offered: RN to BSN Masters BSN
83.0% 28
Bellingham Technical College
Location: Bellingham, WA
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
82.4% 94.6% 29
8
South Seattle College
Location: Seattle, WA
Programs offered: LPN ADN
79.5% 79.4% 30 16
Spokane Community College
Location: Spokane, WA
Programs offered: ADN LPN
77.8% 98.2% 31
5
Tacoma Community College
Location: Tacoma, WA
Programs offered: ADN
75.7% 32
Renton Technical College
Location: Renton, WA
Programs offered: ADN LPN
64.4% 83.3% 33 14
Clover Park Technical College
Location: Lakewood, WA
Programs offered: LPN LPN to ADN ADN
59.4% 83.9% 34 13
Heritage University
Location: Toppenish, WA
Programs offered: LPN ADN
50.1% 80.3% 35 15
Bates Technical College
Location: Tacoma, WA
Programs offered: LPN
93.5%
10
Green River College
Location: Auburn, WA
Programs offered: LPN
93.0% 11
Edmonds Community College
Location: Lynnwood, WA
Programs offered: LPN
91.6% 12
Eastern Washington University
Location: Cheney, WA
Programs offered: BSN
Pierce College-Puyallup
Location: Puyallup, WA
Programs offered: ADN LPN
Whitworth University
Location: Spokane, WA
Programs offered: BSN
Charter College
Location: Vancouver, WA
Programs offered: ADN
Saint Martin's University
Location: Lacey, WA
Programs offered: RN to BSN BSN
Western Washington University
Location: Bellingham, WA
Programs offered: BSN
Washington State University - Spokane
Location: Spokane, WA
Programs offered: Masters Doctoral BSN

Washington's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


Washington's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average