Associate Degree in Nursing

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This program prepares graduates for beginning level clinical practice as Registered Nurses. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NVLEX) for Registered Nurses. The license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Washington is granted by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.

Nursing education is a dynamic process of encouraging the development of competence, critical thinking and collaboration. The student/faculty relationship provides an opportunity to access educational services that support professional development and enhance personal growth. The Bellevue College Associate Degree in Nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA). The ADN program is also approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission

Winter ’23 applicants: June 22, 2022 is the priority deadline to submit official transcripts AND all Transfer Course Requests to Bellevue College.

Any applicant who attended schools other than Bellevue College must submit official transcripts and a Transfer Credit Request for evaluation by Admissions & Evaluations.  

Transfer Credit Requests received less than eight weeks before the start of the admissions process may not be processed in time for your application to be considered. For more information contact 

To submit a valid Transfer Credit Request for your coursework, go to this link and: 

  • Fill in the correct personal information 
  • Select Professional/Technical Associate Degrees under ‘What type of degree…’ 
  • Select Health & Science under ‘Professional/Technical Associate Degree Area.’ 
  • Select Nursing AAS-T (RENNUAAS) under ‘Associate Degree Title – Health & Science Area.’ 

Application Instructions Overview


Admissions Tests 

Nursing Assistant Certification 

Clinical Participation Requirements 

Online Assessments 

Campus Resources – You’ll find detailed information about student services offices, computing labs and our college bookstore.


Center for Career Connections You’ll find detailed information about career development, including career planning and job search assistance, for all students, alumni, and community members.

Commencement You’ll find detailed information about graduation.


Disability Resource Center (DRC) You’ll find detailed information about advocacy and classroom accommodations, including specialized materials, technology and equipment for students with documented disabilities.

Financial Aid You’ll find detailed information about financial resources to eligible students through an evaluation process. Resources include federal, state and college funds, which includes grants, loans, scholarships, veterans’ benefits, and work study jobs.

MultiCultural Services You’ll find culturally-sensitive support services to BC students in the area of academic skill building development, faculty and peer mentorship, student advocacy, information sharing, connecting to resources, and community building.

TRiO You’ll find academic and personal support for eligible students who are first-generation college students, low-income students, or students with a documented disability. Services include tutoring, study skills, advocacy, laptop computer lending, activities and transfer assistance.

Veteran’s Services Bellevue College’s Veterans Program is designed to assist military service members and their families with their journey through college, career and beyond.

Workforce Education Workforce Education programs help eligible individuals get the skills they need to enter or re-enter the workforce. All training programs include advising, career planning, connections to additional funding sources, assistance with Financial Aid and related agencies.

ADN Drop-In Sessions

Those interested in finding out more about the program are encouraged to chat with the ADN staff during the upcoming drop-in session hosted via Zoom. RSVP

  • June 6, 2022 5-5:45 p.m. Pacific Time

Many of our clinical partner are requiring that clinical students be fully vaccinated, or even have a booster, against COVID-19 regardless of whether the student qualifies for a religious or medical exemption as an accommodation from the College. Therefore, if you are not vaccinated against COVID-19 (regardless of whether you qualify for a religious or medical exemption), Bellevue College likely will not be able to place you in a clinical site, which means you will not be able to complete the program you have started, at least at this time.

Last Updated May 20, 2022