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Nursing

About

Clark's nursing program is located at Clark College at Washington State University Vancouver.

Vision

The vision of the Clark College Nursing Program is to transform students into nursing professionals who are inspired as lifelong learners and contribute to the health and well-being of diverse communities.

Mission

The Clark College Nursing Program promotes high quality learning through a holistic, evidenced based and culturally aware curriculum, using guided pathways to achieve excellence in nursing education.

State-of-the-art laboratories are used for teaching nursing students, including a simulation lab for creating life-like clinical situations for student assessment and response.

Application Deadlines

All applications must be postmarked by:

  • April 1 for possible selection to Fall class.
  • July 1 for possible selection to Winter class.
  • September 1 for possible selection into Spring class.

 Selection Notification

  • May 29 for Fall class
  • September 4 for Winter class
  • November 6 for Spring class

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COVID-19 and the Nursing program:

The Clark College Nursing Program is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and how it may affect these upcoming information sessions.
Updates will be posted here as information becomes available.

To attend a Virtual Nursing Information Session, visit Applying to the Program.

Nursing Work Environment

The registered nurse (RN) is a licensed health care professional with a dynamic and essential role on the health care team. RNs practice in a variety of settings; hospitals, clinics, emergency centers, long-term care, rehabilitation facilities, schools, correctional facilities and home health care agencies. Registered nurses care for patients throughout the lifespan, from birth through the end of life.

The practice of nursing is “the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, facilitation of healing, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations. (American Nurses Association, 2017)

Critical-thinking and decision-making ability, as well as a life-long commitment to learning, are important assets in this demanding but rewarding profession.

Are you interested in the Clark College Nursing Program?

Attend a virtual Nursing Information Session.

(Video is available for viewing anytime).

State Licensure Requirements

In accordance with U.S. Department of Education Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v), the associate degree nursing program at Clark College meets the state education requirements for a registered nursing license in the states of Washington and Oregon. Clark College has not determined if the associate degree nursing program at Clark College meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia. Please contact the state regulatory agency for nursing in any other state for which this information is needed.


The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Clark College at the Washington State University campus located in Vancouver, Washington is accredited by the:

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Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Clark College Associate Degree Nursing Program is Continuing Accreditation.