Practical Nursing

Why Choose the Green River Practical Nursing Program?

  • 89% average NCLEX pass rate (2020-2022). Annual NCLEX pass rate was 88% for 2022, 84% for 2021, and 95% for 2020.
  • 87% average program completion rate (2020-2022). Completion rate for 2021-22 was 89%.
  • 100% of key community stakeholders, employers and clinical partners are satisfied with the Green River’s Practical Nursing Program.
  • 91% of graduates report working in the field of nursing within the first 6-12 months after graduation (3-year average 2019-2021).
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LPN Program Information

Green River College welcomes applications for its LPN program twice a year, providing flexibility to accommodate diverse schedules. The program offers two distinct options: a hybrid part-time program and an in-person full-time program. Both programs offer a traditional pathway and an MA to LPN pathway.

  • Full-Time LPN Program Application: April 15th to 4 pm on June 1st each year.
    • The full-time program is three quarters, beginning each Fall and concluding in the Spring.
  • Part-Time LPN Program Application: December 1st to 4 pm on January 15th each year.
    • The part-time program is six quarters, beginning each Spring and concluding in the Summer.

About our Program

Green River College’s Practical Nursing Program prepares students for careers as licensed practical nurses.

Application & Admissions

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Important Dates

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Costs & Funding

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Information Sessions & Workshops

Information sessions for Green River's nursing programs including certificates, LPN, and BSN.

To sign up for a group information session to learn more about the program, please use the link below:

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Contact & Location

Nursing Admissions
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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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Occupations:Licensed Practical Nurse

Earnings: Range from $21.17 to $24.10 an hour, entry to mid-level.

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