Nursing, AAS-T

Join the healthcare field as a registered nurse (RN). Graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses, which allows you to practice nursing. (Bellevue College’s program has a 96% first attempt pass rate.) The program combines college-level general education and nursing theory. Clinical experience takes place in the laboratory, through simulations, and in patient care settings. Begin your nursing career with the Associate Degree in Nursing or continue your education with a Bachelor Degree in Nursing at Bellevue College or another institution.

Course Maps

A course map is a quick guide to help students figure out which courses to take each quarter. Course maps were written by BC faculty, who have used their expertise to recommend specific courses students can take to achieve their academic or career goals. Students should meet with an advisor to learn more.

Courses & Requirements

The course catalog is a great place to find detailed information on this program.

Sample Courses

  • Nursing Fundamentals
  • Nursing Care of the Pediatric Client
  • Population Health
  • Transition to Professional Nursing
  • Ethics and Policy in Healthcare

Program Catalog Page

Points of Pride

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Professionally Recognized

Accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA). (Continuing accreditation with probationary status through June 15, 2024.)

Featured Faculty

  • Portrait of Lisa Tedeschi.

    Lisa Tedeschi, DNP, RN, CNE

    • Program Chair

    Lisa Tedeschi received her BS in Nursing from Southern Illinois University, her Masters in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Her professional certifications include Nurse Educator, Basic Life Support, WA State Vocational Certification, and ELNEC.

  • Portrait of Teaessa Chism.

    Teaessa Chism

    • Faculty

    Teaessa Chism received her BSN from Indiana University East, her MN (with education focus) from University Washington Bothell, and is currently pursuing her DNP (education focus) at Regis University. She holds certifications as a certified nurse educator, certified clinical nurse educator, and pediatric critical care nurse.