Nursing | Clover Park Technical College
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Our nursing programs prepare students for a rewarding career in a variety of high-demand nursing fields.

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Visit the Program

Our next program info session for Nursing is January 10 at 3 p.m. in Building 21, Room 108 . Come meet the instructors, see the classrooms, and learn how you can get started!

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How Much It Costs

For program costs, visit the Tuition and Fees page.

Costs are estimated and are not guarantees.

You can learn more about financial aid and scholarships right here. Or view our full tuition & fees breakdown.

How Long It Takes

Registered Nurse Option Degree: 4 quarters

Nursing Assistant Certificate: 1 quarter

Practical Nursing Certificate: 4 quarters

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

Potential Careers

Graduates with a Nursing Assistant - Certified Certificate may find employment as nursing assistants. In Washington, median pay for nursing assistants is 

$28,200 per year.

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Graduates with an RN Option Degree may find employment as registered nurses. In Washington, median pay for registered nurses is 

$74,300 per year.

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Career Pathway

This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at

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Graduates of our Nursing Assistant or Nursing Assistant I-BEST earn a certificate and are prepared to take the state certification test (NAC). The NAC provides basic care under the supervision of an LPN or RN.

Current RN Students on Waitlist

Application info for Practical Nursing program

View new LPN admissions requirements effective Fall Quarter 2017

The LPN and RN programs are now in candidacy status for NLN accreditation.

The LPN program has full approval with the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. 

The RN program has conditional approval with the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. 

Degrees & Certificates

Meet the Instructors

David Bahrt, an instructor at Clover Park Technical College near Tacoma
David Bahrt
David Bahrt has been a nurse since 2002, specializing in pediatric nursing. His focus is in making the textbook come alive to students through interactive lecture sessions, active learning projects, and increased access to information and experience through technology.