Practical Nursing Application and Admissions

Application Instructions


The Full-Time LPN Program application cycle runs April 15th to 4pm on June 1st each year.

  • Program Timeline: Fall - Spring 

The Part-Time LPN Program application cycle runs December 1st to 4pm on January 15th each year.

  • Program Timeline: Spring - Summer (next year)

Below is a list of application requirments to help prepare you for this process.

  1. Complete all prerequisite coursework.

    Prerequisites for Practical Nursing
    Dept./Course #Course TitleCredits

    BIO& 160 or

    BIO& 211

    General Biology with Lab or

    Majors Cellular

    BIO& 241 Anatomy & Physiology I 5
    BIO& 242 Anatomy & Physiology II 5
    CMST& 101, 210, 
    CMST& 220, 230, 
    or CMST& 238
    Communication Studies 5
    ENGL& 101 English Composition 5

    MATH& 146 or

    MATH 256

    Introduction to Statistics or

    Statistics for Business and Social Science

    NUTR& 101 Nutrition 5
    PSYC& 100 General Psychology 5
    PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology 5

    A minimum grade of 2.5+ is required in each nursing and supporting course, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0+ is required for all pre-requisite courses.

    One course may be in progress at the time of application.

    Courses taken as part of a career or technical program (i.e. NAC, MA, Surgical-Tech, etc.) may not be equivocal.

    If you have questions about course requirements, please schedule an appointment with the Health Occupations Advisor for further assistance.

  2. Apply to Green River College and obtain a student ID number.
  3. Have your official transcripts sent to Green River College. You will need to do this for each college you have attended.
  4. One page cover letter that highlights your experience, strengths, the value that you would add to the LPN program, and why the LPN program is a good fit for you.
Note: You will also need to obtain your American Heart Association Basic Life Support Healthcare provider card (Only AHA BLS certifications are accepted for clinical placements in the Nursing program). Visit the AHA Basic Life Support Training Page to find a class near you. 


  1. Complete all required immunizations and tests.
    • Two-step TB
    • Influenza
    • Hepatitis B
    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
    • Varicella
    • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
    • COVID-19

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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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