Nursing Programs


Academic Options

The nursing program functions within the framework of the mission and goals of Bellevue College. As part of the larger community, the nursing program builds upon the college’s mission by preparing students for life-long learning by offering a high-quality, flexible, and accessible education.

Step 1

Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC)

Certified nursing assistants have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide daily care to patients and clients who are unable to care for themselves. Certification can be used as a stepping stone into nursing or other healthcare professions.

Step 2

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

Our program prepares students for beginning level clinical practice as Registered Nurses through an associate degree in nursing. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). You must have your Nursing Assistant Certification (NAC), or Medical Assistant-Certified (MA-C), or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to apply for this program.

Step 3

Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN)

The Bellevue College RN to BSN program builds upon the academic foundations and experience of the Associate Degree prepared nurse. You must be a registered nurse (RN) in order to apply for this program. The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education in Nursing is the basic foundation of the RN to BSN program.

Step 4

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)

Classes and workshops for Healthcare Professional including our RN Refresher program and options  for internationally educated Nurses seeking a path to licensure.

Last Updated July 21, 2022