Program Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring
Program Mission: The Nursing AAS-T degree prepares students who are highly educated, technically advanced, competent and caring individuals to practice professional nursing in a variety of settings and participate in lifelong learning. In addition it may prepare students interested in pursuing a degree at the baccalaureate level.
Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX).
Minimum admission requirements: Completion of application for admission to the nursing program, minimum GPA 3.0, Entrance Test results, and 2 professional recommendations.
Nursing AAS-T degree graduates (RN) will:
- be prepared to obtain an entry-level position in their field
- be competent in skills and knowledge necessary for the professional nursing role
- communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals from a wide variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds
- use effective communication for initiating teaching for patients, families, and staff
- use critical thinking for decision-making across the entire nursing process in relationship to caring for individuals and families
- assess, analyze data, develop a nursing plan of care, implement therapeutic nursing interventions, and evaluate client outcomes to assist the individuals and families toward optimal functioning health
- maintain information literacy to support direct care, and evidence based practice and the value of research in nursing
- demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and information literacy skills
- meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes
Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.