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We are now the Washington State Board of Nursing (WABON). Learn more about our name change...

Washington State Nursing Education

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

Nursing education

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 Programs 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 Programs for information and resources.