LPN Mission and Program Goals


The mission of the Green River College Nursing Program is to provide quality education to prepare students as safe, competent practitioners within our diverse healthcare community.  Graduates of the Green River College Nursing Program will be qualified candidates for the successful completion of the NCLEX and prepared for advancement in continuing healthcare education.


To meaningfully contribute to the advancement of healthcare in a diverse community. 


The nursing faculty values all members of the collaborative healthcare delivery team.  The faculty believes in preparing all students to be safe, quality, and competent practitioners within each level of nursing practice and within their scope of practice. 

Nursing education is a collaborative process which values the individuality of each student.  Adult learning principles are more effectively applied when the student is actively engaged in his or her learning.  The faculty promotes critical thinking regarding related concepts throughout the nursing process and the evaluation is based on the satisfactory performance of the individual course criteria.


Community Engagement: We strive to strengthen our community partnerships to improve the delivery of nursing education and the care that our students provide.

Diversity and Inclusion: We embrace the uniqueness and diversity of our community and respect the personal characteristics, ideas, values and practices of individuals.

Integrity: We value holistic care rooted in ethical and moral accountability that is without conditions or limitation.

Excellence: We commit to excellence and continuous growth, improvement, and understanding that is grounded in evidence-based research and best practices.

Innovation: We embrace an atmosphere of creativity and innovation for our faculty and students that enhances nursing education and improves health care delivery.

Caring: We nurture a commitment to patient-centered care that demonstrates an ability to understand the needs of others and advocates on their behalf.

Student Success: We promote the development of professional identity that instills a spirit of inquiry fostering lifelong learning practices. We promote evidence-based nursing judgement that allows individuals to flourish within their unique cultural and socioeconomic environments.


  • 80% of Nursing Program graduates will pass the NCLEX-PN on the first time.
  • 80% of Nursing Program student will graduate on-time.
  • 80% of Nursing Program graduates will be employed within the first 6-12 months after graduation.
  • 80% of graduates will agree that the Nursing Program effectively prepared them to function within their scope of practice and LPN role of expectations.
  • 80% of community stakeholders, employers, and clinical partners will be satisfied with Green River’s Practical Nursing Program.


Upon successful completion of the Practical Nursing program at Green River College the student will be able to:

  • Provide safe, quality, evidence-based, innovative client-centered nursing care to diverse clients across the life span.
  • Engage in clinical judgement that integrates evidence, nursing, physical and psychosocial science, to ensure healthcare quality and safety, and make client/relationship centered care decisions within the scope of practice of the practical nurse.
  • Participate in collaboration and teamwork with the inter-professional team, the client, and the client’s support persons to provide and improve client care and communication.
  • Integrate quality improvement activities and advocacy skills to enhance client care.
  • Utilize information technology and supportive resources to improve client care processes within the healthcare system.
  • Incorporate legal and ethical guidelines with the scope of practice of a practical nurse to enhance client care and professional development.

GRC Nursing Program founded 1965


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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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