Nursing Education

The Associate Degree Nursing Program at WWCC is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission: 310 Israel Rd., Tumwater, WA 98501, phone (360) 236-4700. The Associate Degree Nursing Program is also accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly called the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC): 3390 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, phone (404) 975-5000,

Letter of ACEN Accreditation

2023 Nursing Application

The 2023 Nursing Application is now open! Walla Walla has moved to an online nursing application through NursingCAS. All of the instructions, program requirements, and other important information are explained in detail in our Nursing Admission Guide.

Please read the Nursing Admission Guide in its entirety and contact the Nursing office should you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your application for the 2023-2024 academic year!

Nursing Application Information!

For application forms and instruction, please carefully review the Nursing Admission Guide. Please review information about the Nursing Assistant requirement for admission to the Nursing Program here.

Nursing Program Information Sessions


Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Time: 3:00 pm

Location: Health Science & Performing Arts, Building E, Room 1706

Contact: Becky Manderscheid, Nursing Program Specialist

[email protected], (509)527-4240


Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Time: 6:00 pm

Zoom link:

Contact: Becky Manderscheid, Nursing Program Specialist

[email protected], (509)527-4240


Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Time: 3:30 pm

Location: Health Science Building, Room 2107

Contact: Debi Schoonover, Nursing Program Coordinator

[email protected]

(509) 758-1706

Career Opportunities

    Nursing Careers
    • Acute Care (Emergency, Medical-Surgical, Critical Care)
    • Specialty Areas (Labor & Delivery, Pediatrics)
    • Community (Physician Office, Public Health, Department of Corrections)
    • Skilled Nursing Facilities

Program Outcomes

  • The program's most recent annual pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) will be at least 80% for all first-time test-takers during the same 12-month period.
  • Seventy percent (70%) or more of students will earn an associate level degree in nursing within two years (six quarters) of enrollment in the first nursing course. 
  • Ninety percent (90%) of the nursing graduates who responded to the Nursing Graduate Survey will report being employed in nursing 6-12 months after graduation.
  • Forty percent (40%) of the nursing graduates who responded to the Nursing Graduate Survey will report being admitted to or having completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at 6-12 months after graduation.
  • Ninety percent (90%) of the nursing graduates who responded to the Nursing Graduate Survey will rate their overall nursing program satisfaction at ≥ 3 on a 1-4 point scale. (4 = Highly satisfied, 3 = Satisfied, 2 = Dissatisfied, 1 = Highly dissatisfied)         
  • Eighty percent (80%) of the employers of nursing program graduates who responded to the Employer Survey will rate the Overall Job Preparation of graduates > 3 on a 1-4 point scale. (4 = Excellent, 3 = Good, 2 = Fair, 1 = Poor)

WWCC Nursing Program Outcomes Results


It is the mission of the Nursing Education program to:

  • Transform the lives of nursing students to fulfill the increasingly complex role of entry level professional nurses in the provision of safe, compassionate, culturally sensitive, evidence-based, ethically-grounded, and client-centered care;
  • Promote the well-being of a diverse patient population in the evolving healthcare environments of the communities we serve;
  • Facilitate academic progression of our students to the baccalaureate level and beyond to meet the healthcare needs of our communities, state, and nation.

This mission is accomplished in our nursing students, patient populations, and nursing profession by:

  • Providing a supportive, engaging, and progressive learning environment which fosters:
    • professional integrity, leadership, a spirit of inquiry and scholarship, collaborative practice, and a commitment to community service
    • development into the culture and profession of nursing through adoption of its values, standards, and codes of conduct, and by positive role-modeling of professional behaviors;
  • Preparing well-qualified graduates to meet the needs of a diverse patient population;
  • Collaborating with our community and educational partners.

Nursing Program Vision

The Nursing Education program will ennoble the lives of our students and the profession of nursing in the communities we serve


Debi Schoonover

Phone: (509) 758-1706

Clarkston Campus 1470 Bridge Street Clarkston, WA 99403

Becky Manderscheid

Phone: (509) 527-4240

Walla Walla Campus 500 Tausick Way Walla Walla, WA 99362

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