About the Nursing Program

The Nursing program provides a comprehensive education that will help you launch a career in health care. The program’s innovative approach to nursing education is designed to help you succeed as a professional in the health care area of your choice. The program features small class sizes, state-of-the-art learning labs, and clinical experiences in a variety of health care settings.

LWTech's Nursing program offers an Associated in Applied Science Transfer (AAS-T) degree in Nursing and Nursing Assistant Certificate of Completion (CNA). 

Nursing AAS-T Advising & Admissions

As a student who is interested in pursuing admission to the Nursing program, it is important that you have all of the information you need to be the most competitive applicant to this selective admission program. 

All students interested in applying to the Nursing program are required to review the Nursing Advising page prior to applying.

At LWTech we welcome students as an open enrollment college and we are committed to your inclusion at the college level. The Nursing and Nursing Assistant programs lead to a professional license. Community clinical experiences require you to pass a certified background check and be approved by the clinical agency. Please note, a drug screen may also be required to attend clinical setting.

This page includes an information session as well as other vital information that students must know prior to applying to the Nursing program.

Nursing Advising & Admission Information Webpage

Nursing AAS-T Admission

Students applying to the Nursing AAS-T program are selected on a competitive basis called Selective Admission. This program has additional application and qualification requirements with application deadlines unique to the program. Prerequisites must be completed prior to applying for admission to the Nursing AAS-T program. 

All students accepted into the nursing program are required to attend a mandatory nursing orientation. No exceptions will be made. Failure to attend the mandatory orientation will result in the student's withdrawal from the nursing cohort.

Next Steps in Reaching your Healthcare Career Goals Workshop

This session is tailored to prospective students who applied to the LWTech Nursing AAS-T program and were not accepted. This session will focus on assisting candidates with understanding the admission data, the reapplication process, alternative healthcare careers, and will also provide Q&A time with an advisor.

Nursing Assistant, Certificate of Completion

For Nursing Assistant Admissions and Registration Information, please visit the Nursing Assistant Page 

Applications are not being accepted at this time for RN Admissions for Working LPNs.


LWTech's Nursing Program is an ACEN accrediated program.

The Associate Degree  nursing program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology at the Kirkland Campus  located in Kirkland, WA  98034 is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The Board of Commissioners granted continuing  accreditation to the associate nursing program and scheduled for the next evaluation visit for Fall 2028.

Washington State Nursing Commission approved.

To be eligible for employment, graduates must also take and pass the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX).

LWTech has not made a determination that the Nursing curriculum meets educational requirements for licensure/certification outside of Washington State. We encourage students who plan to work out-of-state to check relevant local licensure/certification requirements.