We've organized a comprehensive list of Washington nursing schools. Below you'll find information on specific nursing programs such as LPN certificates and ADN, BSN, and MSN degrees. You'll also find a profile of nursing education and careers in each major Washington city.

A nursing degree or certificate can launch a stable and rewarding career in healthcare, with frequent opportunities for career advancement. An aspiring nurse can complete her prelicensure program at either a public or a private school. While both options have their merits, public colleges and universities in Washington are heavily subsidized by the state government. This makes them more affordable options that are ideal for state residents with a tight financial budget.

The Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission of Washington state has accredited eight universities that offer a prelicensure bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree program. The list includes large public institutions like University of Washington and Washington State University, which offers the BSN degree at its Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Yakima campuses. Several prestigious private universities also offer a BSN program, including Gonzaga, Pacific Lutheran, and Seattle Universities.