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The Nursing Program at Grays Harbor College offers high-quality nursing education with a broad varitey of clinical experiences and state of the art simulation technology. We are located on the upper campus in the Schermer Instructional Building on the second floor. The Nursing Reception office is located in Schermer 4215.

First Year Nursing Application Packet for Fall 2018

The nursing applications are now available. This is a competitive selection program.  Students apply to the nursing program and compete with other applicants for a slot in the program on the basis of a point system. (See program information packet page 7 at link on the side of page)  Nursing program applications are available between October 1st and March 1st. The applications are due to the Nursing Reception office at 4:30 pm on March 1st.

Download Application Packet

Please Be Aware - Certified Nursing Assistant is now a new requirement for admission to the Nursing Program starting Fall Qtr 2018. Classes are offered Winter and Summer Quarters.

News and Events

  • Nursing Program Information and Advising sessions are being offered on February 12 at 12:30pm and March 6 at 1:00pm. Anyone interested in the Nursing Program is invited to attend any session.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant is a new requirement for admission to the Nursing Program starting Fall Qtr 2018. Classes are offered Winter and Summer Quarters.

Mission Statement

The mission of the GHC Nursing Education Program is to serve the health care needs of local communities and beyond by preparing graduates for long-term, acute care, and ambulatory care positions as licensed practical and registered nurses. 

Program Description

Starting in fall of 2018, Grays Harbor College will offer a two-year associate degree in nursing for students who wish to become licensed as a registered nurse, or transfer to earn their bachelor's degree. The Associate of Nursing DTA/MRP streamlines the academic progression for nursing students seeking a bachelor's degree after licensure. Most students take a year of admission and support courses prior to entry. Acceptance criteria, estimated tuition, and other costs can be found in the Nursing Information packet (pdf link on the side of this page).

Students who take an additional course in "Personal and Vocational Relationships" concurrently with the fourth quarter and that have been deemed safe in clinical practice will be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN licensure examination to become a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Upon successful completion of the Associate of Nursing DTA/MRP, the graduate is eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Accreditation Information

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Grays Harbor College Nursing Program is accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. The commission can be contacted at:

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

Nursing Program Outcomes - Pass/Completion Rates

NCLEX - RN First Attempt Pass Rate

 Grad Year % Passed GHC % Passed National
2014 89.7% 79.3%
2015 91.4% 82.0%
2016 82.1% 81.7%

Program Completion Rates*

 Year Rate %
2012 91%
2013 85%
2014 81%

* 150% time - 1st day of program to completion

Job Placement Rates

 Graduation Year Six Month Survey - Respondent #/Grads % employed as RN within 6 months
2014 18 of 30 100%
2015 15 of 35 100%
2016 20 of 28 100%

Advising Information

We offer quarterly group advising sessions for all pre-nursing students. Please see the Nursing Reception Office for further information and schedule.