Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Requirements

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Requirements Header

Please note that for the Winter ‘23 we will not require or request students complete the WritePlacer.

You can select from the drop-down menus to review each requirement category for the ADN application.

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.

The Nursing AAS-T Degree has 11 prerequisites courses that must be completed before starting in the program. They can be taken at Bellevue College or another accredited institution as long as they are determined to be equivalent by BC Evaluations. These courses build the foundation of knowledge that a nursing student must know.

ADN Prerequisites

Validating Prerequisites in Washington state or elsewhere

Applicants to the ADN program must take the TEAS test within one year of applying. Tests can be taken at Bellevue College, another institution, or online. This test assesses students for academic preparedness and writing ability, both essential skills for nursing students.

How to register for TEAS

The TEAS is offered in partnership with Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI). You can register for the test on the ATI website.

  1. Go to the ATI website and create an ATI account. Select “Bellevue College TEAS’ if you plan on selecting Bellevue College as your choice of institution.
  2. Once you have registered, go to the ATI homepage and select “Register for TEAS”.
  3. Follow the prompts and select the date you want to register for.
  4. Pay the non-refundable registration fee of $105.00. After you have completed the registration, you will receive a confirmation email from ATI.

Be sure to select the correct date and time when you are able to take the test. The registration fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. We will not make changes or refund you if you are unable to attend the test after you have registered.

NOTE: TEAS registrations are accepted on a first come first serve basis. You can register and take the test on our campus even though you are not a current BC student. Register early because space is limited!

Accommodated testing for individuals who have disabilities is available upon request/approval. For more information or to request accommodations, please email us at

The first step in any nursing journey is to become a nursing assistant. All applicants must have completed NAC training and/or certification. These programs train prospective nurses in the necessary basic skills for nursing care.

NAC Requirement

Bellevue College NAC Program

Washington State Department of Health: Nursing Assistant

Applicants to the ADN Program must be prepared to participate in clinical courses. This includes getting the appropriate vaccinations as outlined in the Clinical Passport, training in BLS/CPR and AIDS/HIV, and a background check.

Clinical Passport for ADN students

Clinical Participation Requirements

Clinical Passport Tutorial

Return to ADN Program Page

Last Updated May 20, 2022