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Are you ready to enter the exciting world of healthcare?


Nursing Program at TCC 

Nursing is an exciting career with a bright economic future. Nurses make up the largest health care profession in the United States. They work in a variety of settings, including clinics, hospitals, long term care facilities, and community centers. TCC has been successfully training registered nurses for many years.

At TCC, we offer quality education and produce competent, skilled nurses who excel in all facets of health care services. We are proud of our graduates.

The TCC nursing program is in the process of revising our admission criteria for the RN program to be implemented for the Spring 2024 admissions cycle. More information will be available on this website by Summer 2023.  Thank you for your patience and interest in the nursing program.

 Nursing Pathways

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Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC)

More Info
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Associate Degree in Nursing (DTA/MRP)

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Pre-nursing Transfer Degree (DTA/MRP)

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LPN to RN Bridge Program (DTA/MRP)


Before You Begin Your Nursing Journey

We are offering live nursing information sessions via Zoom and in person. Or if you would prefer you can click ‘Get Started’ below and watch a recorded session. We have also established a Zoom lobby where you can come talk directly to TCC Nursing program staff and get answers to your specific questions. The link to the Zoom lobby is at the very bottom of this page.

Info Sessions are scheduled for the following dates/times:
  • February 23, 3:30pm to 5:00pm – In person: Building 13, room 222
  • March 14, 5:00pm to 6:30pm – In person: Building 13, room 222
  • April 19, 3:30pm to 5:00pm – In person: Building 13, room 222
  • May 4, 9:00am to 10:30am – In person: Building 13, room 222

Nursing Information Session - Narrative (docx)



Please review the information in the Nursing Program Packets on this web page for continued updates. You can also email any questions you have to, so that we can address these immediately. We are here to help you through this challenging time and we look forward to providing you with the information you need to become a nursing student at Tacoma Community college.

It's also a good idea to research careers in nursing.

If you aren't sure about nursing, TCC offers other accredited healthcare programs.

Student Achievement Data

TCC has helped hundreds of nursing students achieve their goals. 

96% NCLEX pass rate for 2021
95% 2020-21 program completion rate for generic nursing students
100% 2020-21 program completion rate for LPN to RN nursing students

Graduate and Employer Satisfaction

Employers are highly satisfied with TCC nursing students. 

91%  of 2019-20 survey respondents were employed as an RN
88% of 2020-21 survey respondents feel the program prepared them to be an RN.
85% of 2019-20 employer survey respondents are extremely satisfied to satisfied with the TCC graduate

Do you have a question for us?

We are available to help you online via Zoom. 
Here you can talk to a staff member directly to get answers to your specific questions.
Please come join us! We are happy to help you!

Health, Business and Professional Services (HBPS) Zoom Lobby Information

Days: Wednesdays

Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm

Zoom Meeting Link:

Phone number to call in: 1-253-215-8782 and follow the prompts

Zoom Meeting ID: 999 8013 4503

You can also contact our department anytime and leave a voicemail at 253-566-5113.  We will get back to you as soon as possible.

For Health Care program information  please email us at

For Accounting, Business, Paralegal and Information Technology/Cybersecurity program information
please email us at   

You may also contact your program of interest anytime by email or phone. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Pre-Nursing Transfer:  253-566-6091 or 
Associate Degree in Nursing:   253-566-5218 or