Required for: Nursing Assistant Certified and Nursing AAS-T (associate degree in nursing or ADN)
The WritePlacer® test assesses the writing skills of applicants to the Nursing Assistant-Certified and Nursing AAS-T (ADN) programs. A minimum score of 4 is required for both programs. Applicants may take the test through Bellevue College Placement and Testing Services. Applicants may take the test twice during the testing period prescribed for each program with one week between attempts. After that, students must wait six months before taking the test again and six months between all further attempts. Applicants are responsible for all testing fees. Test scores expire after one year, and no other test or coursework may substitute for the WritePlacer® exam. Please note that this is not the same as the ACCUPLACER® for English placement exam.
TEAS™ (Test of Essential Academic Skills)
Required for: Nursing AAS-T (associate degree in nursing or ADN)
The TEAS™ test assesses preparedness for the Nursing AAS-T (ADN) program with questions on Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language Usage. A minimum score of 74% is required (no rounding up to that percentage). Applicants may take the test through Bellevue College Placement and Testing Services. While we not longer restrict the number of times applicants may take the test during the testing period prescribed for the program, we encourage students to use previous test results to focus their preparation for retaking the test. Applicants are responsible for all testing fees. The test scores expire after one year and no other test or coursework may substitute for the TEAS™ exam.
Required for: Nursing AAS-T (associate degree in nursing or ADN) if training was completed at a proprietary institution and/or for one point on the admissions criteria (no point without certification).
Before starting the program (i.e. First day of the class), you must obtain a Nursing Assistant-Certified program from a two-year community or technical college. If you attended a non-community/technical college program, you must obtain a Washington State NAC license.
Learn more about the Bellevue College NAC program. Please note that EMTs and Medical Assistants must also complete an NAC program or have the state credential.
Last Updated March 27, 2019