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

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Nursing Education

We provide nursing education programs with resources, guidance, and certification.

Nursing programs that educate:

  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Nursing Technician (NTEC)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)

Visit Nursing Education 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 for information and resources.