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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.

Career and Employment Prospects

Our graduates have obtained jobs at local and regional hospitals. They have been accepted into bachelor’s programs at 4-year schools such as Saint Martin’s University and the University of Washington - Tacoma.

Nursing is an exciting career with a bright economic future. As the population continues to live longer and cope with a growing number of chronic conditions, the need for Nurses is predicted to grow faster than the national average for occupations overall.

Career overview, pay rate, work environment, and more (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics):

Learn more about Healthcare Careers.

News and Events

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

    • Next Session: October 9th, 2018 at 12:00 pm in the Schermer Building, Room 4146.

  • Certified Nursing Assistant is a requirement for admission to the Nursing Program. Classes are offered Winter and Summer Quarters. For more information, contact Karen Carriker, Nursing Program Assistant.

Nursing Transfer Degrees

We offer two transfer degrees, which prepare you to attend a 4-year institution and earn a Bachelor’s degree. If you graduate from the Associate in Nursing DTA / MRP, you can transfer to an RN to BSN program as a senior, with only 45 additional credits needed to obtain a BSN degree.

Program Mission Statement

The mission of the GHC Nursing Education Program is to serve the health care needs of communities by providing high quality education that prepares the learner to become a member of the nursing profession, meeting the needs of diverse populations, in alignment with academic progression.

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 third 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%
2017 88.5% 84.2%

Program Completion Rates*

 Year Rate %
2012 91%
2013 85%
2014 81%
2015 74%

* 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%
2017 13 of 27 100%

Advising Information