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The Industry

As the "baby boomer" generation reaches retirement age, and with ever increasing technological advancements in healthcare, more people are living longer than at any time in history. Because of these and other factors, registered nurses as a profession are in very high demand, with a projected job growth of 26% between the year’s 2010 and 2020. With a median income of $64,690 a year for registered nurses, and with excellent medical and retirement benefits available at most jobs, the earning potential for nursing graduates is well over the national average for most other occupations.

Our Nursing Program

Prepares graduates to take the licensure examination for practical or registered nursing.

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Nursing programs

Centralia College offers a highly competitive nursing program to prepare eligible graduates to take the licensure examination for practical or registered nursing. Students who successfully complete all six quarters of the nursing program will receive an Associate in Applied Sciences-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 employment in 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.

Students who successfully complete the first 4 quarters of the nursing program may receive a Certificate of Proficiency and be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) (PN exit option).

Career Opportunities

There are excellent career opportunities available for Registered and Practical Nurses working in a variety of fields and settings, often with signing bonuses:

  • Hospitals
  • Physician's Offices
  • In and outpatient Care Facilities
  • Family-friendly work schedules
  • Subsidized Training
  • Signing Bonuses

In addition, all four advanced practice registered nurses—clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, nurse-midwives, and nurse practitioners—will be in high demand, particularly in medically underserved areas such as inner cities and rural areas. (U.S. Department of Labor)

Occupational Outlook, Job & Salary Statistics

For statistics on nursing occupations, see:

Application & Admission Process

A maximum total of 24 students are selected each year for the two-year (six-quarter) program. Up to 5 spaces may be filled by students in rank order from the previous year's alternate list. Selection is competitive (see Selection Criteria & Notification). Students seeking mid-program transfer or readmission will be considered for admission only on a space available basis (see Advanced Placement).

In order to be considered for admission to the nursing program, you must complete all of the following:

Contact Nursing

For more information, contact:

Nola Ormrod
Nursing Program
600 Centralia College Blvd.
Centralia WA 98531

Prepare for employment in the nursing profession...

NURSING INSTRUCTORS:


Nola Ormrod
Nola Ormrod, Director, Nursing Program
(360) 736-9391 ext. 449
Email Nola Ormrod

Chuck Hill
Chuck Hill, Asst. Professor
(360) 736-9391, ext. 678
chill@centralia.edu


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