South Puget Sound Community College is redesigning its Nursing Program to better meet the demands of the industry and to serve the needs of students and the community. The college is not yet accepting applications for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Nursing Program Redesign Information
Planning guides for nursing degrees and certificates will be available following the program redesign.
- Associate Degree in Nursing
Prepares the graduates to become registered nurses who are qualified to assess, care for, and counsel the ill, injured, and infirm. They are prepared to direct and delegate to assistive personnel. They are able to administer medications and treatments to patients and other activities as described in law (RCW 18.79.040).
- Certificate in Practical Nursing
Prepares the graduates from the first year of the Nursing Program to give nursing care under the supervision of a registered nurse or a licensed physician (RCW18.79.040).
- Nursing Assistant Certificate
The Nursing Assistant Certificate is designed for students interested in becoming nursing assistants in assisted living facilities, nursing homes, hospitals and home care settings. It covers the nursing assistant’s role on the health care team; develops beginning basic technical and personal care skills including monitoring body functions, restorative and rehabilitative techniques, therapeutic communication, infection control, safety and emergency procedures; identifies resident rights, mental health and social service needs to facilitate an optimal level of functioning for the client recognizing individual, cultural and religious diversity; and, meets federal and state legal requirements for nursing assistant education.
NURSING INFORMATION SESSIONS
All prospective students are required to attend an Information Planning Session within 1 Year of their application and admission to the program.
Marilyn Adair (360) 596-5450
Jillian Heist (360)-596-5335
Jolene Stiles (360)-596-5380
Nursing Program Communication Liaison
Jillian Heist, MSN, RN
The challenges are great-long hours of study and exacting, often stressful, working conditions. But if you choose a career in nursing, you’ll find the rewards are many.
Nurses are in demand throughout the world. Geographic and upward mobility are excellent. Most important, whether you work in a clinic, hospital or private practice, you’ll be part of a tightly-knit team that helps people of all ages and from all ethnic and social backgrounds.
If you’re ready to invest your time and efforts in nursing, the instructors at South Puget Sound Community College are determined to give you the best training and education available.
Nursing, science and chemistry courses taken over seven years from time of application may not transfer. The final evaluation of these courses will reside with the Director of Nursing.
Job opportunities are available for long-term care facilities, hospitals, clinics, medical offices, assisted living facilities, and community health agencies.
What You'll Do Here
South Puget Sound Community College offers two educational pathways in nursing. You can take the quarter long Nurse Assistant program, or the two-year Registered Nurse (RN) program which has an practical nurse option.
As an LPN and RN candidate, you’ll build a solid knowledge of anatomy, physiology and basic chemistry. You’ll also learn about psychiatric and mental health nursing and study trends and issues that dramatically affect the health care field. You’ll perform your clinical work in a local hospital, health clinic, or health care agency. While in the RN program, you’ll work in a preceptorship with an experienced nurse.
Nursing Program Website