Practical Nursing (PN) Program Frequently Asked Questions
Approximately 50-60 students will apply to the program each year. Currently we admit 20 students per cohort.
Prerequisites consist of 5 classes. They are as follows: English 101- English composition 1 (5 credits) Psychology 200- Lifespan Psychology (5 credits) Math 87 or 90- Intermediate Algebra (5 credits) Biology 241- Anatomy and Physiology I (5 credits) Biology 242- Anatomy and Physiology II (5 credits)
**Required is a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA in the 5 prerequisite courses with no less than 2.0 in any one course. You may repeat a course without penalty. There is no expiration date on your prerequisite courses but we would like to see the science and math classes taken within the last 10 years.
The PN program at Edmonds College consists of 7 quarters and is part-time. It requires 21 months for completion, a little less than 2 years. Students take no more than 10 credits per quarter. The program has courses all 4 quarters, summer included.
To prepare for the TEAS, check out these resources in our library:
TEAS - Test Preparation - Resource Guides at Edmonds Community College
The law requires that nursing prerequisite courses must be transferable to WA colleges and universities.
You have to be admitted to the college prior to submitting your transcripts for evaluation. You can find the details here: Admissions: Getting Started - New Student
You can speak to an Advisor by clicking on the Advising Front Desk button here: Advising
An Advisor can look at your unofficial transcripts but cannot guarantee that the college will accept courses for credit or transfer. In order to get an official you will need to follow the instruction here: Credentials and Evaluation: Graduation Application Process - Transcripts
The program you want to be evaluated for is not the PN program, but pre nursing (code PREN). They will not do an official transcript evaluation of your prerequisite courses for the nursing program.
We have full approval from the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.
The Edmonds College Practical Nursing program holds pre-accreditation status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20037, 202-909-2526. Holding pre-accreditation status does not guarantee that initial accreditation by NLN CNEA will be received.