Attention Students - Nursing Admission Criteria Is Changing
New changes to the Nursing Program are proposed to take effect after the April 1, 2013 application deadline for entry into the Winter 2014 class. Please check the web site periodically for updates.
Changes Include the Following:
- Students will apply to the program after all preliminary requirements are completed
- Nursing will move from two selections to three selections per year. Application deadlines will be the following:
- September 15, February 15, and June 15
- Nursing points will be awarded based on a GPA scale instead of students earning points per each individual grade in a class
- The second attempt rule will be eliminated
Upcoming opportunity to learn more about Clark's nursing program changes...
Clark College has the largest Associate degree Nursing Program in Washington State. Clark’s program offers entry level RN education with over 250 currently enrolled students who provide clinical care in almost every major hospital and medical center in the Portland/Vancouver Metropolitan area. Students are mentored by approximately 13 full-time and 20 part-time faculty and are employed everywhere in Southwest Washington and throughout the Portland area.
The Clark College nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326. Sharon J. Tanner EdD, RN is the CEO of the NLNAC.
Clark's nursing program is located at Clark College at Washington State University Vancouver.
New, 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.
As you consider applying to the Clark College Nursing Program, it is important that you, as a candidate, understand the requirements of the program and the profession. Students in the Nursing program, as well as nurses working in the healthcare field, experience extended periods of great physical exertion that include long hours of walking, standing, reaching, bending, and twisting. Nurses move and lift patients and other equipment weighing over 25 pounds.
Degrees and Curriculum
Associate Degree Nursing students
are prepared to manage care for groups of patients in complex nursing
situations including acute care, long term care and a variety of other
healthcare settings. Graduates receive an Associate in Applied Science
degree in Nursing. Graduates are qualified to take the National Council
Examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).
Associate of Arts
Are you interested in earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing? With
additional coursework, an Associate in Arts degree may be earned. Students
with an Associate of Arts degree in Nursing can articulate directly with
Washington State University Vancouver for completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or a Masters of Science in Nursing.