Applying to the Nursing Program

COVID-19 and the Nursing Program Application Process

The Clark College Nursing Program has modified its application process in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the due date for applications remains the same, students have multiple options for submitting applications and application fees remotely and/or using proper social distancing practices. Students can submit through the following methods: 

  1. Mail completed applications with check or money order to Enrollment Services.
  2. Email the form to Admissions@clark.edu (with payment made to Cashier’s Office via phone at 360-992-2177.  Payments can also be made via ctcLink. The cashiers can be contacted at Cashiers@clark.edu)
  3. Drop off the form and check in person to the Student Affairs dropbox on the north side of Gaiser Hall (closest parking lot: Green Lot).

Given the logistical challenges related to the stay-at-home mandate and the application deadline, as long as the application is received on time, there will be flexibility regarding application fee payment.

Clark College appreciates your interest in the Nursing program. Please be aware that as a nursing student, you are your own first advisor. It is your responsibility to read and understand all information regarding the Nursing program. You must comply with the application process, submit all necessary documents in a timely manner, and meet the entrance requirements to be eligible for selection into the program.

Who Should Apply

Caring, compassionate persons who demonstrate reliability, responsibility and respect for others possess traits that are essential for a nurse. It is beneficial to possess a strong aptitude for sciences, good problem solving skills and determination, as the Nursing program is a demanding and time consuming course of study.

Application Process

To apply for the program, students must complete the following forms:

The completed forms must be submitted to Clark College Enrollment Services by the posted deadline with the $50.00 non-refundable program application fee (all fees subject to change). A $25.00 non-refundable, one-time admission application fee is required for all new or transferring students.

If students have healthcare experience or community service experience for which they would like to receive point consideration, all completed forms must be submitted with all appropriate documentation by the posted deadline.

Submit official college transcripts from ALL colleges attended and send updated official transcripts each term. Selective Admissions cannot ensure inclusion in the selection process unless all official transcripts are on file by the posted deadline.

Application Deadlines

All applications and related materials must be postmarked by:

File Status

Once students have applied for the Nursing program and paid the program application fee, their file will stay current so long as they are an active student. If students do not complete applicable courses (or send updated transcritps) for four quarters, their file will become inactive, and they will need to reapply for future consideration.

Important Notes

Students must wait to apply until they have completed the nursing general education requirements.

All students with a complete application will be notified of their admission status by specific dates following the admission deadlines (see main page under Selection Notification).   Accepted students typically have a six to seven month gap from the time that they are accepted to the time that they begin in the nursing core.

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is a two-year clinical program with general education requirements which must be completed before program entry. Completion of the general education requirements does not guarantee entrance into the nursing program core. The Nursing program has limited enrollment and Clark College reserves the right to determine admissions status.

Please be aware that applicants who have failed or been dismissed from a limited entry program will not receive admission into the Clark College Nursing program.

There is a 7-year limit on all science courses (with the exception of BIOL& 160) at the time of program entry.

In the case of an incomplete grade or grade change, it is the student's responsibility to update their records.

Please note that students must be eighteen years old to enter the nursing core (courses with an NURS prefix).