End of COVID-19 Emergency Orders and State of Emergency by October 31

On Sept. 8, Gov. Jay Inslee announced the upcoming rescission of all remaining COVID-19 emergency proclamations and state of emergency by Oct. 31.

Washington State Nursing Education

We approve and regulate all nursing education programs in Washington state.

Nursing education programs

We provide nursing education programs with resources, guidance, and certification. Programs that educate:

  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP)
  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
  • Nursing Technicians (NTEC)

Visit Nursing Education Program for more information.

Nursing Assistant education 

Nursing Assistants have different requirements for certification, practice, and discipline.

We oversee only the education part. Other state agencies handle the rest.

Visit Nursing Assistant Education Program for information and resources.