Nursing Schools in Washington

Nursing Schools in Washington

If you're looking to live in a state that offers a variety of educational and recreational opportunities, consider attending one of the nursing schools in Washington. The field of nursing is growing faster than the average for all occupations and is expected to have excellent employment opportunities. Additionally, nursing salaries in Washington are higher than the national average. Best of all, formal nursing training typically take s only between one and four years.

Career Possibilities After Washington Nursing Schools

Registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) must be licensed in Washington, and nursing assistants must be registered or certified. Below is basic information about nursing careers in Washington State. All salary data comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and is from 2009.

  • Registered nurses typically need a two-year associate's degree, a four-year bachelor's degree, or a two- to three-year diploma through a hospital nurse training program. Registered nurses must pass the NCLEX to be licensed. There are 54,260 registered nurses in Washington earning a mean annual salary of $72,450. According to the Washington Department of Labor, jobs for registered nurses in Washington should grow by more than 30 percent from 2008 to 2018--a pace that exceeds the national growth rate of 22 percent for RNs.
  • Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses typically need about a year of formal training, and they must pass a test to receive licensure. There are about 9,710 licensed practical and vocational nurses in Washington earning a mean annual salary of $44,400. The Washington Department of Labor reports LPNs should see 20.4 percent job growth from 2008 to 2018.
  • Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants typically receive on-the-job training. There are 21,670 nursing aides in Washington earning a mean salary of $27,220. Job growth is expected to exceed 21 percent from 2008 to 2018, the Washington Department of Labor reports.

If you're interested in a career you can train for in one to four years, and you're interested in making a difference, make sure to consider Washington nursing schools.

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School City Students (FTE)
Bates Technical College Tacoma 5463
Bellevue Community College Bellevue 12305
Bellingham Technical College Bellingham 2896
Big Bend Community College Moses Lake 1893
Centralia College Centralia 3652
Clark College Vancouver 9705
Clover Park Technical College Lakewood 9829
Columbia Basin College Pasco 6393
Eastern Washington University Cheney 10686
Everett Community College Everett 7674
Grays Harbor College Aberdeen 2050
Green River Community College Auburn 6919
Highline Community College Des Moines 5859
Lake Washington Technical College Kirkland 3996
Lower Columbia College Longview 3348
Olympic College Bremerton 6623
Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma 3661
Peninsula College Port Angeles 3180
Renton Technical College Renton 4915
Saint Martin's University Lacey 1605
Seattle Community College-Central Campus Seattle 6810
Seattle Community College-North Campus Seattle 5856
Seattle Pacific University Seattle 3842
Seattle University Seattle 7529
Seattle Vocational Institute Seattle 257
Shoreline Community College Shoreline 5581
Skagit Valley College Mount Vernon 5727
South Puget Sound Community College Olympia 4947
Spokane Community College Spokane 6961
Tacoma Community College Tacoma 5811
University of Washington-Bothell Campus Bothell 1878
University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle 40218
University of Washington-Tacoma Campus Tacoma 2653
Walla Walla Community College Walla Walla 4600
Walla Walla University College Place 1829
Washington State University Pullman 24396
Wenatchee Valley College Wenatchee 3150
Whitworth University Spokane 2607
Yakima Valley Community College Yakima 4354
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