BSN Application / Admission FAQs

BSN Admission and Application FAQ's

The approximate cost of the program is $18000 (tuition, fees, required course materials and state licensure/NCLEX-RN testing included). Please refer to the Green River College website for the current tuition rates and fees.

The program is a hybrid program. Theory courses are delivered in a hybrid format, with lab and clinical courses delivered in-person. 

The course delivery varies by quarter. Some quarters courses are delivered in the evenings with a hybrid component. In some quarters students will have courses on one day per week. In quarters where there are lab and clinical components, students are face-to-face twice a week. In the final quarter of the program, students participate in the final practicum for the program with clinical following the schedule of their assigned nurse (up to 40 hours per week). Clinical rotations vary by site and can be day shift or evening shift, and on rare occasion, there is a weekend component to clinical.

The program takes 8 quarters (2 years) to complete. The program starts in the Fall and concludes in the Summer. This program does run in the summer quarters.

The program admits up to 16 students each Fall. 

The program completes clinicals at long-term care facilities, clinics, schools, specialized residential facilities, corrections centers, hospitals and more. The majority of clinical placements occur within a 50-mile radius of the college, however on a rare occasion for specialty placements, students may be required to travel up to 70 miles.

The program is designed to allow you to work part-time while completing the program. This program is still time intensive, and we do not encourage students to work full-time while trying to complete this program.


Yes, the GRC LPN to BSN program satisfies the requirements for most Masters and Doctoral programs both in and out of state. 


Contact the Health Occupations Advisor in Student Advising. You can either call 253-833-9111, ext. 2641, for an appointment or email the advisor at

We waitlist up to 8 students each application cycle. Those waitlisted are required to attend the mandatory orientation, however this does not guarantee program placement. Students will be notified of their status on the waitlist via the email they use in their application, we will request a response within 24 hours.

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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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