To participate in clinical practice, nurses must have an active Washington State Registered Nurse License or a Washington State Limited Education Authorization (LEA). The LEA is granted by the State to a registered nurse with a lapsed or expired license after they pass the theory portion of an RN Refresher course. The LEA allows the nurse to practice as an RN for the activities of a refresher program, but is not legal for employment. The LEA is granted for a period of 180 days. Once admitted to the program, instructions on how to apply for the LEA will be provided.
RN’s with Suspended License
RN’s who have a suspended/revoked RN license will not be admitted into the program unless they have orders from the state of Washington that mandate a refresher course and must have taken NCLEX and passed. Bellevue College cannot guarantee finding a preceptorship site for RN’s with a suspended or revoked license.
Last Updated February 4, 2022