BSN Program Overview

Program at a Glance

  • This is a two-year, eight-quarter, LPN to BSN program beginning each fall and concluding in the summer
  • The program admits 16 students per year
  • A minimum grade of 2.5 or higher is required in each nursing and supporting course

About the Program

Green River College’s LPN to BSN Program prepares students for careers as Bachelor’s prepared Registered Nurses.

The LPN to BSN Program consists of 90 credits, which includes classroom instruction, campus lab practice, and community lab experiences. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Passage of this exam is the mechanism by which to receive a license to practice as an RN.

Benefits of pursuing a BSN:

  • Improved patient outcomes
  • Job security, higher salaries, higher employment rates
  • Increase nursing-practice-area opportunities and career advancement
  • Preparation for Graduate or Doctoral education
  • Increased autonomy
  • More comprehensive education

Please visit our online catalog to view more program details including requirements and a curriculum map.


The Green River Nursing Program has a new state of the art SIM lab.

The simulation suite has three beds, each with the ability to relay and record audio/visual, patient and patient monitor data using our cloud based simulation management system. The program has five high-fidelity simulation manikins: two adults (Nursing Anne), one pediatric (SimJunior), one obstetric (SimMom) and one neonate simulator (Sim NewB). During student simulation activities, the faculty can observe the students in our observation room. The observation room has three large 1-way window systems to observe the simulation area as well as the medication room. The program uses SimCapture, a learning management system, that records and allows faculty to assess simulation activities. There is also a debrief room that allows the program to broadcast simulations in real-time, or as a recording. This area allows for students to observe simulation activities and engage in meaningful debrief.

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Nursing Program Handbook

Download a PDF of the 2022-2023 Nursing Student Handbook.

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Contact & Location

For more information or to make an appointment, please contact us at:

  • Nursing Admissions
    Career and Advising Center
    Student Affairs & Success Building, 104
    253-833-9111, ext. 2641

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Accreditation Information

The Green River College Practical Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037.

The Green River College Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.

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