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The Industry

Nurses are in high demand, with a projected job growth of 26% between the year’s 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. Centralia College is in the process of applying for National Accreditation, however is not yet national nursing education accredited, which may limit future educational and career options for students. (WAC 246-840-511). Centralia College RN students have successfully advanced their education and gained employment within the region.

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Our Nursing Program


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%