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Bates Technical College

The Bates Technical College Nursing Program prepares students to enter the field of nursing in a range of healthcare settings. The program is approved by the Washington Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.

The program integrates clinical activities as part of the curriculum allowing students to acquire practical nursing experience under proper supervision at various healthcare settings.

Graduates from the program are eligible to apply to sit for the NCLEX PN exam to become LPN in the State of Washington.

Admission Requirements:

Applicants to the nursing program are required to submit to the requirements of licensing bodies and clinical sites.

  • High School diploma or GED equivalency certificate
  • Submit to and pass a National and local criminal background check
  • Proof of physical exam including medical and dental clearance
  • Submit proof of clean drug screening
  • Provide records of current immunization series
  • Possess medical insurance covering illness and injury
  • Possess current liability insurance coverage to the amount of 1 million dollars
  • Current CPR certification for Health Care Providers
  • HIV/AIDS Training covering seven hours

Applications are only processed if all pre-requisite courses have been. General education requirements will need to be complete before enrolling for nursing courses.


Practical Nurse

Do you enjoy caring for others? A degree in practical nursing may be perfect for you.

For some students, the decision to pursue a career in nursing is easy. Maybe you come from a family of nurses or perhaps ever since you were a child, you dreamed of being a nurse. Maybe you experienced a life-changing event which spurred you to look into a career in healthcare. What nursing students all have in common is the dedication, passion and compassion to help others. Our nursing students learn what it takes to provide safe, quality, compassionate care for cross-cultural populations as well as provide care to patients both young and old. Newly licensed graduates could earn $18-23 per hour. A degree in practical nursing opens doors to opportunities. Make your dream a reality. At Bates, students have access to childcare, access to public or free transportation to and from the college, and the ability to locally transfer to a ADN or BSN bridge program. Apply today!

General Information

Career Advisor: Jason Carroll
253-680-7008 | [email protected]

Location: Downtown Campus
Hours: 7:30AM - 4:00PM

Program Length: Four - Four Quarters


  1. You must achieve a B/3.0 or better within in each class prior to entrance in the LPN program.
  • ENG&101 or 102*
  • PSYC&200*/psychology through the lifespan
  • CHEM&121* (must include lab)/beginning chemistry
  • BIO&260(must include lab)/microbiology
  • BIO&241 and 242 (must include lab)/anatomy & physiology
  • MATH&146(or higher)/basic statistics
  • CMST&210/interpersonal communication (there are no substitutions for this course)
  • NUTR&101/nutrition
  • NAC/Pass Certification Nursing Assistant Exam/Medical Assistant Training will not substitute
  1. Pass the certification Nursing Assistant exam
  2. Minimum age for program entry: 18 years of age
  3. Pass a clear national and Washington state background check. The background check must be completed within program start date and paying the $50 college registration fee.Order your background check here.
  4. Documentary evidence of current immunizations and medical/dental evaluation within two weeks of program start date.
  5. Documentary evidence of current American Heart Association, Health Care Provider approved CPR card within program start date.
  6. Must meet pre-determined levels in reading and writing
  7. Meet with a Practical Nursing faculty member to receive program-specific required information

Reciprocity statement: Bates Technical College Practical Nursing Program meets the requirements of the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission for Practical Nurse licensing in Washington state. Bates Technical College does not know if this program meets the requirements of other states for licensing purposes. Please contact the specific state Board of Nursing for their licensing requirements.

The Bates Technical College Practical Nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20032, 202-909-2526.

Bates Technical College Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.  Bates Technical College is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

NLN CNEA Accreditation Information

Stakeholder Meeting Minutes

  • National Median Salary$47,480
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings58,400

This information is base on data from June 2021.

Note: Information is accurate as of its original posting date. The college reserves the right to edit, change, or update information as needed throughout the year. Up-to-date information is available in Student Services.

Program of study coming soon

Associate of Applied Science
CIP:  51.3901EPC:  326

To prepare qualified individuals from diverse backgrounds for practical nursing licensure by meeting all program learning objectives.

Vision Statement
Nursing is both an art and a science. Nursing is composed of skills requiring a high level of competency and knowledge achieved by observation, study and research. The educational process for Nursing is available to qualified adult learners, regardless of race, color, gender or religious preference.

The Bates Practical Nursing Program is committed to high quality, current nursing education in a rich, supportive learning environment.

Students prepare for careers as licensed practical nurses in a variety of healthcare settings. Clinical activities are an integral part of this program which is approved by the Washington Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.  During the clinical phase, students demonstrate nursing competencies under supervision at clinical sites and improve skills by working with a healthcare professional in a preceptorship role.  Graduates are required to pass the Washington State Practical Nursing licensing exam to practice as licensed practical nurses in Washington State. Prior to licensing exam, applicant will need to provide proof of high school graduation or equivalent. 

Prerequisites:  Applicants must

  1. Pass a clear National Criminal background check covering WA state.
  2. Obtain medical and dental clearance.
  3. Pass a drug screen.
  4. Provide documentary evidence of current immunizations, medical insurance (illness and injury), and Health Care Provider CPR.
  5. Possess current liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million.
  6. AIDS/HIV Training – seven hours.


  1. Graduation rate of 89% over the last two years
  2. NCLEX first time pass rates of 83.5%

Bates Technical College End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes (EPSLO)

Upon completion of the Practical Nursing Program, the graduate will be prepared to take the licensing examination, and as a beginning practitioner will be able to:

  1. Assist in implementing the nursing process to provide care that is safe, compassionate, culturally and developmentally appropriate.
    1. Assessment – make observations, gather data and assist in identification of needs and problems relevant to the client.
    2. Analyzing – assist and collaborate in developing a list of actual and potential nursing diagnoses and selecting the goals for care.
    3. Planning – contribute to the development of nursing interventions to meet the needs of clients and families.
    4. Implementation – carry out planned interventions to client care.
    5. Evaluation – appraise the effectiveness of care.
  2. Make Judgements that integrate nursing science in the provision of safe, quality care
  3. Use communication skills effectively in order to function as a member of the Nursing team and apply beginning skills in verbal, non-verbal and written communication.
  4. Demonstrate, in a work environment, responsibility for own actions by using critical thinking and decision making to plan and organize client care.
    1. Participate in self-assessment, including self-evaluation of personal health habits.
    2. Seek learning opportunities that will foster growth.
    3. Apply knowledge of ethical and legal principles and responsibilities pertinent to self, client, and others.
    4. Practice conservation of available resources.
    5. Follow employer rules and regulations.
  5. Assist in the health teaching of clients recognizing individual differences.
    1. Health teaching – assist in the development of teaching plans for individual clients and families.
    2. Implement teaching of basic health information according to the individualized teaching plan.
    3. Communicate client’s request for information to appropriate team member.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of own role in the health care delivery system.
    1. Function as a practical nurse within the health care delivery systems.
    2. Recognize functions of health care delivery system.
    3. Act as client advocate in health maintenance and clinical care.
  7. Recognize the need for change health care and demonstrate willingness to participate in effecting change.
    1. Recognize need to adjust functions to comply with the accepted Practical Nurse role and assist in assessing effectiveness of current nursing practices.
    2. Discuss the value of belonging to professional organizations.
  8. Use information systems and patient care technologies in support of safe nursing practices.

Bates instructors are industry experts who enjoy working with and teaching students.


  • Julia Campbell, Assistant

    253.680.7316 | Email

  • Bill Swarens, Director of Practical Nursing and NAC

    253-680-7327 | Email

  • Andra Battisti

    253-680-7327 | Email

  • Eileen Beck

    253-680-7368 | Email

  • Bryce Bigelow

    253-680-7315 | Email

  • Angela Radonski

    253-680-7354 | Email

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Bates Technical College Nursing Program

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NLN PAX testing will remain by appointment only and will be proctored Monday and Wednesdays. There are some additional COVID-19 protocol steps for the safety of the student and staff and will be discussed with the student once they make the appointment.

All other prerequisites and requirements must be completed prior to acceptance in the program.

Graduates of our Nursing Assistant or Nursing Assistant I-BEST earn a certificate and are prepared to take the state certification test (NAC). The NAC provides basic care under the supervision of an LPN or RN.

Accreditation Information

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The Clover Park Technical College Practical Nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20032, 202-909-2526. 

Clover Park Technical College Practical Nursing Program is fully approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.  Clover Park Technical College is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

  • NCLEX pass rate – 3-year average 2016-2019 – 85.97%
  • Program Completion Rate within 18 months of program start – 3-year average 92%
  • Graduates reporting that they are working as Licensed Practical Nurses within 6-12 months of graduation – 3-year average is 99%
  • Graduates reporting satisfaction with the CPTC nursing program – 100% of those responding
  • Community stakeholders, employers and clinical partners report high levels of satisfaction with graduates from the CPTC Practical Nurse program. Advisory board members report satisfaction with graduates they have employed.

The LPN program has full approval with the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. 

Program Success Indicators:

  • NCLEX pass rate – 3-year average 2016-2019 – 85.97%
  • Program Completion Rate within 18 months of program start – 3-year average 92%
  • Graduates reporting that they are working as Licensed Practical Nurses within 6-12 months of graduation – 3-year average is 99%
  • Graduates reporting satisfaction with the CPTC nursing program – 100% of those responding
  • Community stakeholders, employers and clinical partners report high levels of satisfaction with graduates from the CPTC Practical Nurse program. Advisory board members report satisfaction with graduates they have employed.
Nursing Program Information Sessions usually occur at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

To learn more about information sessions, visit

Visit the Academic Calendar at to see when the next information session is scheduled.


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