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 Programs

We approve and regulate nursing education programs for Washington state.

We regulate:

  • Nursing education programs
  • Nurse refresher courses for LPN and RN licensure
  • Out-of-state nursing education programs for clinical placement in Washington state
  • Nursing professional vocational relationships (PVR) courses

We set standards to:

  • Promote safe and effective nursing practice.
  • Develop, evaluate, and improve education programs.
  • Ensure education programs prepare candidates for licensing and certification.
  • Ensure out-of-state distant learning programs are equal to our in-state nursing programs.

Information for Nursing Programs

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Information for Students

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Rules

Find the rules for nursing education training programs in WAC 246-840-500 through 575.