The Lower Columbia College Nursing Program has a long history of preparing graduates
to be compassionate and competent nurses. Upon completion of the program, graduates
are eligible to take the examination for licensure as a registered nurse (NCLEX-RN®).
The Associate in Nursing (AN) DTA/MRP degree and RN licensure prepare graduates for
transfer as seniors to the following institutions in Washington:
Additional options for continuing on in nursing education are available. For information
about continuing your education in nursing with LCC partners, please visit the Lower Columbia Regional University Center.
Three pathways lead to the AN DTA/MRP degree offered at LCC:
Please visit our Nursing Program Admission Requirements to learn more about qualifying for admission to the nursing program.
To read about the mission, philosophy, and graduate end-of-program student learning
outcomes for the LCC Nursing Program, visit our Mission and Graduate Outcomes page.
Program outcomes indicate how the program is meeting expected benchmarks, such as
the rate at which our graduates pass the NCLEX-RN®, complete the program within the
expected timeframe, and get jobs in nursing once they are licensed. The nursing program
faculty and staff are committed to student success, as well as contributing to quality
and safe patient care in the Lower Columbia region.
We invite you to read more about our Program Outcomes and Student Achievement Data.
The Registered Nurse AN-DTA/MRP degree program at Lower Columbia College is approved
by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for
the associate degree nursing program (April 2023): Continuing Accreditation with next site visit in fall 2030.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program.
In accordance with U.S. Department of Education Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v),
the nursing program at Lower Columbia College is known to meet the state education
requirements for a registered nurse license in the states of Washington and Oregon.
Lower Columbia College has not determined if the nursing program meets the state education
requirements of any other state or any U.S. Territory. Those seeking registered nurse
licensure in any state or U.S. Territory outside of Washington or Oregon are advised
to contact the state regulatory agency for the state for which this information is
needed. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has resources that
may be helpful, including links to every Nursing Practice Act.
Contact information for each State Licensing Board
The nursing program faculty and staff are committed to helping students meet their
educational goals. Please do not hesitate to connect with us if you have questions
or otherwise need assistance. Contact information can be found at the bottom of each
Nursing Program webpage.
Please visit our Contact List for a full list of all nursing program faculty and staff.
Health & Science Building, 2nd floor (360) 442-2860Fax: (360) 442-2879
Bev Ylen, Program Coordinator (360) 442-2860 firstname.lastname@example.org
Alejandra Sanchez, Health Careers Specialist (360) 442-2355 email@example.com