|3343 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020
Nursing Program Changes 2015 Application Scoring
- Applications will be granted an additional 0.25 points for a prior degree or for any military veteran with an honorable discharge or for 1,000+ hours of documented NAC employment. This is an 'either / or' score, not cumulative; i.e., someone with a prior degree and an honorable discharge, may be granted 0.25 points.
- Personal statements will continue to be given a score between 0 and 20, and then used as a tiebreaker, when needed.
- The seven prerequisite classes have not changed.
Please contact Entry & Advising to discuss your unique situation.
What is the nursing program?
Students who complete the nursing program at WCC receive an Associate in Science in Nursing (AS-Nursing) Degree.
Students are then eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurses (RNs). WCC's nursing program is dedicated to fostering and nurturing the caring, compassion, critical thinking, problem solving, and lifelong learning skills needed by leaders in professional nursing. The WCC program has a very high retention rate for students accepted to the program, and WCC nursing graduates pass the NCLEX at a rate well above the national average. WCC's nursing program uses an integrated curriculum which does not allow an entry at the second year for LPNs, nor does the first year prepare students to sit for the LPN NCLEX.
Additional information, including what to expect and additional requirements once accepted into the Nursing program, can be found in the Nursing Program Student Handbook.
Find out more at an information session
- Click here for the schedule of upcoming information sessions. These sessions cover a lot of information and will likely answer most of your questions.
Applying to the program
What can I do as a registered nurse?
International Student Health Mentor Project
Whatcom’s Student Nurses of Tomorrow (S.N.O.W.) club has been working on a project with International Programs in which second year nursing students are paired with international students to help the latter learn how to navigate the health resources available to them in the community and, through quarterly workshops, develop good health and nutrition habits and stress-coping mechanisms, among other skills that are particularly helpful while living abroad.
Click here or more information about this collaborative project.