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Requirements Upon Acceptance


Immunizations

Proof of immunization with titers must be turned in the first day of class. The following immunizations are required:

  • Tdap (every ten years
  • Varicella (1,2)
  • MMR (1,2)
  • Hepatitis B Series (1,2,3, then titer) students should have begun the series prior to the first day of class
  • TB Skin test (2 step - 4 visits to complete

CPR card

Students must present an American Heart Association Basic Life Support CPR for Healthcare Providers card the first day of class. It must be valid through the entire school year (September through June).

Background Check

  • A state and national criminal background check is required of all students. Criminal restrictions include but are not limited to issues with substance abuse, sex offenses, crimes against others, violation revoking healthcare licensure. You may contact the WA State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission to determine impact on your ability to obtain a nursing license in the state of Washington.

Nursing License Requirement

Direct concerns regarding the following questions to:
Department of Health
Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
P O Box 47864
Olympia, WA 98504-7864
Telephone: 360.236.4703


Do you have a medical condition which in any way impairs or limits your ability to practice your profession with reasonable skill and safety?


Do you currently use chemical substance(s) in any way which impair or limit your ability to practice your profession with reasonable skill and safety?


Have you ever been diagnosed with, or treated for, pedophilia, exhibitionism, voyeurism or frotteurism?


Are you currently engaged in the illegal use of controlled substances?


Have you ever been convicted, entered a plea of guilty, no contest, or a similar plea, or had prosecution or a sentence deferred or suspended as an adult or juvenile in any state or jurisdiction?


Have you ever been found in any civil, administrative or criminal proceeding to have:

  • Possessed, used, prescribed for use, or distributed controlled substances or legend drugs in any way other than for legitimate or therapeutic purposes?
  • Diverted controlled substances or legend drugs?
  • Violated any drug law?
  • Prescribed controlled substances for yourself?

Have you ever been found in any proceeding to have violated any state or federal law or rule regulating the practice of a health care profession?


Have you ever had any license, certificate, registration or other privilege to practice a health care profession denied, revoked, suspended, or restricted by a state, federal, or foreign authority?


Have you ever surrendered a credential like those listed in number 8, in connection with or to avoid action by a state, federal, or foreign authority?


Have you ever been named in any civil suit or suffered any civil judgment for incompetence, negligence, or malpractice in connection with the practice of a health care profession?


Have you ever been named in any civil suit or suffered any civil judgment for incompetence, negligence, or malpractice in connection with the practice of a health care profession?


Have you ever been disqualified from working with vulnerable persons by the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)?

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Over the past 3 years, Centralia College RN students have averaged the following:

  • Completion rate: 96%
  • NCLEX-RN first-time pass rate: 90.3%
  • Employment rate (as a RN within first 6 months of graduation): 83.1%