Catalog 2023-2024 
    Apr 21, 2024  
Catalog 2023-2024

Nursing, AAS-T

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In support of the overall mission, vision, values, and goals of the Lake Washington Institute of Technology, this nursing program seeks to:

  • Provide a safe, inclusive, student-centered learning environment where students are provided the opportunity to develop the skill and knowledge necessary to provide ethical, safe, and compassionate patient-centered nursing care within a modern diverse healthcare system.
  • Enhance student learning through the integration of theoretical learning and hands-on experiences.
  • Provide a strong understanding of evidence-based practice that promotes best practice standards.
  • Act as a resource for students, faculty, staff, and the community.
  • Instill within our students a firm understanding of the ANA code of ethics and professional nursing standards.
  • LWTech Mission, Vision, Values and Goal Statements 

To provide a supportive and innovative educational experience designed to inspire both student and educator alike, based on a commitment to positively contribute to the health of individuals, families, and communities.

The core values of the Lake Washington Institute of Technology’s Nursing Program encompass the concepts, competencies, and values that are reflected in our program’s framework, which includes the incorporation of the ethical standards associated with professional nursing practice.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)

The program has learning outcomes. The outcomes are the competencies each graduate has integrated into their practice. Each course teaches to Program Learning Outcomes. Nursing AAS-T degree graduates (RN) will:

  • EPSLO 1: Integrate evidence-based knowledge to make sound clinical judgments reflective of safe practice standards.
  • EPSLO 2: Apply the concepts of leadership, management, quality improvement, and patient safety in the delivery of patient care
  • EPSLO 3: Communicate effectively and accurately through verbal, written, and electronic mediums.
  • EPSLO 4: Plan and provide safe, inclusive, equitable, effective, and financially responsible nursing care through the appropriate utilization of available resources.
  • EPSLO 5: Incorporate the concepts and competencies reflected in the LWTech Nursing Program QSEN/NLN framework model.

Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX).

Minimum admission requirements: Complete application including all pre requisites, Cumulative GPA 3.0 on GPA bearing course requirements,  TEAS results with a minimum score of 70, attend the proctored essay and orientation. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older due to clinical agency requirements, pass a certified background check, and be in compliance for ALL Immunizations as per CPNW clinical passport.

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.


General Education Requirements - 15 Credits

All General Education courses are required to be completed prior to the sixth term of the Associate Degree Nursing program. It is recommended they be completed prior to starting the Nursing program.

NOTE: Beginning in Spring 2022, all general education requirements must be completed prior to admission to the Nursing program.

Diversity and Social Justice Requirement

Within the degree requirements, students must complete a 3-5 credit course that meets the college’s Diversity and Social Justice (DSJ) requirement. DSJ courses are designated in the college schedule and are designed to meet other general education or technical requirements simultaneous to meeting the DSJ requirement (e.g., ENGL& 101 with the DSJ attribute meets both the ENGL& 101 requirement and the DSJ requirement).

Note: Not all sections of a course meet the DSJ requirement. Students should review the class information to ensure the class section includes “course attributes: meets diversity requirement.”

Visit the DSJ requirement webpage to view the current list of general education and technical courses that meet the requirement.

Students who have taken a DSJ class in a previous certificate or degree, do not have to take another DSJ class.

Total Program Credits: 93

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