Practical Nursing

Why Choose the Green River Practical Nursing Program?

  • 93% average NCLEX pass rate (2019-2022). Annual NCLEX pass rate was 84% for 2021, 95% for 2020, and 100% for 2019.
  • 87% average program completion rate (2019-2022). Completion rate for 2020-21 was 89%.
  • 100% of key community stakeholders, employers and clinical partners are satisfied with the Green River’s Practical Nursing Program.
  • 87% of graduates report working in the field of nursing within the first 6-12 months after graduation (3-year average 2017-2020).
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About our Program

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

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Important Dates

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Costs & Funding

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GRC Nursing Program founded 1965


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Degrees & Certificates


Bachelor of Science in Nursing


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Contact & Location

  • 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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Occupations:Licensed Practical Nurse

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

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