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The Industry

Nurses are in high demand, with a projected job growth of 26% between the yearís 2010 and 2020. Nurses move and lift patients and other equipment weighing over 50 pounds.

Centralia College offers a highly competitive two-year RN program to prepare graduates for the licensure examination to become a certified registerd nurse. Students who successfully complete all six quarters of the nursing program will receive an Associate in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree, and be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). In addition to preparing students for the nursing profession, the AAS-T degree provides science and general education courses appropriate for students planning to transfer into selected four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs.

The Centralia College, Associate Degree Nursing Program holds pre-accreditation status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20037. Holding pre-accreditation status does not guarantee that initial accreditation by NLN CNEA will be received.

Prepare for employment in the nursing profession...

Our Nursing Program


Over the past 4 years, Centralia College RN students have averaged the following:

  • Completion rate: 97%
  • NCLEX-RN first-time pass rate: 90%
  • Employment rate (as a RN within first 6 months of graduation): 98%