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). 

The Nursing AAS-T degree prepares students who are highly educated, technically advanced, competent and caring individuals to practice professional nursing in a variety of settings and participate in lifelong learning. LWTech admits a diverse group of students, representing men and women, all ethnicities, and both immigrant and native born individuals. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX). 92.2% of those admitted complete the program and more than 90% pass the NCLEX-RN licensing examination on their first attempt. In addition, it may prepare students interested in pursuing a degree at the baccalaureate level.

To learn more visit the Nursing Advising and Admission Information webpage.

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program is a comprehensive program designed to prepare graduates to pass the NNAAP State Exam and obtain employment in the healthcare industry as competent members of healthcare teams. 

Additional Nursing Program Information

Entry into the Nursing program, AAS-T, and Certificates, requires completion of LWTech's online application.

In addition, 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 perspective students are required to complete the required prerequisites prior to applying for admission to the Nursing AAS-T program. 

Prerequisite & Advising Information

AAS-T Application


Nursing AAS-T Online Application

Additional Application Information

  1. Nursing Advising Webpage - You MUST read through the Nursing Advising page before applying.
  2. 2022-2023 Supporting Information Packet

Nursing Application Questions?

Contact only after you have reviewed mandatory application information links above

If you have not already taken classes at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, you must fill out the online admissions application to receive a Student ID number and an LWTech issued email address. You will not be able to fill out the Nursing AAS-T application without completing this step.

Admitted Students

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.

Students Not Admitted

Next Steps in Reaching your Healthcare Career Goals Workshop
  • When: TBA
  • Where: Virtual (Microsoft Teams)
  • Email: for the link to the session

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.

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.

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AAS-T Information Session and Advising

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 Assistant Certificate of Completion (CNA) Information Sessions

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 Information Sessions

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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.

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To learn more about transferring to another college or university, please visit our Transferring from LWTech page.

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