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For Program Information: Karen Carriker (360) 538-4244
Program Director/Advisor: Carol O'Neal, (360) 538-4147

We are excited to announce that we are transitioning to a new Concept-based Nursing Curriculum in Fall of 2015 and the program has been relocated to a new high tech building with state of the art simulation spaces and classroom technology.

This is a competitive admission program. Nursing Program Applications are available through March 1, both online and in the Nursing Office.

Program Description

Grays Harbor College offers a six-quarter program (2 academic years) leading to an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Registered Nursing. Most students take a year of admission and support courses prior to entry.

Students who take an additional one (1) credit course in “Personal and Vocational Relationships” at the end of their first year will have the option to apply for a Certificate of Completion in Practical Nursing and be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN licensure examination to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. Qualified LPNs who wish to complete the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Registered Nursing must apply for admission to the second year of the program. Admission is on a space available basis only, and is not currently being offered at this time. We hope to re-open applications for the LPN-to-RN Program in the future.

Upon successful completion of the Associate of Applied Science Degree, the graduate is eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Program Requirements

The following are minimum requirements but do not guarantee admission. Each of the admission requirements must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) prior to consideration for admission.

Admission requirements must be completed by the end of spring quarter to be considered for selection for the following fall entry. Points toward selection will be awarded for support courses completed by the end of spring quarter as detailed in the “Nursing Information Packet” available online and from the Nursing and Workforce Education Offices.

Each of the core nursing courses must be completed with a grade of “B-“ or better and support courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better to remain in the program. A failing grade in clinical will result in a “C+” for the course.

GHCNursing ProgramAdditional Requirements

  • Upon admission, students must submit documentation of current immunizations, Health Care Provider CPR certification, and submit to Criminal Background checking.

  • Students are required to carry illness/injury insurance. Low cost coverage is available from the college.

  • Clinical rotations are scheduled during the day and evening hours with some night and weekend rotations possible in order to gain specific experiences.

  • Students are responsible for providing their own transportation and proof of vehicle insurance.


Financial Aid information is available by calling 360-538-4081 or toll-free 1-800-562-4830 extension 4081.


The Associate in Applied Science Degree Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. 3343 Peachtree Road NE Suite 850, Atlanta GA 30326 1-404-975-5000.

After our accreditation visit in Fall 2013, we are approved with warning. We are currently preparing for our next accreditation site visit in January 2016.


GHC Health Sciences Faculty

Carol O'Neal RN, MN
Assistant Dean School of Nursing
Office: 2109
(360) 538-4147

Julie Blaney RN, MN
Office: 2111
(360) 538-4138

Debra Brogan RN, BSN
Office 2117
phone 538-4144.


 Program Assistant

Karen Carriker
Office: 2108
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30, M-F
(360) 538-4244

Kim Cristobal
Office: 2114
(360) 538-4213

Julie Miller RN, MSN
Office: 2110
(360) 538-4075

Jule Monnens RN, MN
Office: 2112
(360) 538-4148




Rebekah Ostrander RN, MSN
Office: 2117
(360) 593-5177

Monica Todd RN, MN
Office: 2113
Hours: by appointment
(360) 538-4150

Silje Kennedy
Office: 2117
(360) 870-8166



Program Administrators

Dr. Ed Brewster
(360) 538-4000

Laurie Clary
Vice President for Instruction
(360) 538-4009

Mike Kelly
Associate Dean for Workforce Education
(360) 538-4013

Jason Hoseney
Vice President for Student Services
(360) 538-4066

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Grays Harbor College
Health Sciences Division
1620 Edward P. Smith Drive
Aberdeen, WA 98520
(360) 538-4148
or toll-free (in WA state) 1-(800) 562-4830 ext. 4148

Community Education Centers

Riverview Education Center, Raymond: 360-538-4023
Columbia Education Center, Ilwaco: 360-538-2539

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