Degrees & Classes

Degrees & Classes

Nursing

Associate in Applied Science- Transfer

The Associate Degree Nursing program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. Graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing program are prepared to take the state licensure exam for Registered Nurses- NCLEX-RN.

The Registered Nurse performs acts that require substantial knowledge, judgment and skill based on the principles of biological, behavioral, health, and nursing sciences. Such acts are grounded in the elements of the nursing process which includes, but is not limited to, the assessment, analysis, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care and health teaching in the maintenance and the promotion of health or prevention of illness of others and the support of a dignified death. The registered nurse using specialized knowledge can perform the activities of administration, supervision, delegation and evaluation of nursing practice.

Graduates are well prepared in the art and science of nursing to meet the challenging and changing demands of the healthcare industry. Graduates of the BTC Nursing program work in a variety of settings including acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, skilled home care, hospice, clinics, day-surgery centers, schools, and public health.

Academic preparation includes core courses in arts and sciences and those focusing on basic nursing skills and knowledge. In addition to providing pathways designed for those new to the field, Bellingham Technical College is committed to providing pathways for the movement of licensed practical nurses into its Associate Degree- Transfer program. Agreements are in place with baccalaureate programs, enabling graduates to continue their education. Applicants are encouraged to plan early for Baccalaureate Degree completion by meeting with an admissions adviser at their school of choice.

This nursing education program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. The Commission may be contacted at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326. Phone: (404) 975-5000, email: info@acenursing.org.

Program Facts

Average annual wage $73,965

Wage potential $88,109 annually

Employment and wage data sources

National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses, Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission

Jobs & Employment

About 97% of BTC Registered Nursing students are employed within nine months of graduation. The average annual wage in this field is $73,965, with an earning potential of about $88,109 per year.*

Courses

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  • Quarter 1
  • NURS 110Introduction to Health Concepts7 credits

    This course introduces the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts within each domain including: Elimination, Tissue Integrity, Sensory Perception, Cognition, Health, Wellness and Illness, Mobility, Comfort, Spirituality and Culture, Professional Behaviors, Communication, Assessment, Clinical Decision Making, Teaching and Learning, Foundational Nursing Skills, Legal issues, and Safety. These concepts are applied through on-campus theory, skills and simulation labs and off-campus clinical experiences at local elder care agencies, assisted living and long-term care facilities.


    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 8:30a-12:00pHUMEN JOpenings: 1
    4/8-6/22MW 8:30a-12:00pDAVIDSON DOpenings: 20
  • NURS 115Introduction to Health Concepts- Clinical Lab6 credits

    This course introduces the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts within each domain including: Elimination, Tissue Integrity, Sensory Perception, Cognition, Health, Wellness and Illness, Mobility, Comfort, Spirituality and Culture, Professional Behaviors, Communication, Assessment, Clinical Decision Making, Teaching and Learning, Foundational Nursing Skills, Legal issues, and Safety. These concepts are applied through on-campus theory, skills and simulation labs and off-campus clinical experiences at local elder care agencies, assisted living and long-term care facilities.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12TThF 6:30a-3:00pHUMEN JOpenings: 1
    4/7-6/23TThF 6:30a-3:00pDAVIDSON DOpenings: 20
  • NURS 150Pharmacology Concepts2 credits

    This course provides an introduction to the basic concepts required by nurses to practice safe and effective drug administration. These concepts include the metabolism and actions of drugs in the body and basic clinical nursing implications, with an emphasis on the principles of safe drug administration. Students are instructed in mathematical formulas necessary to safely calculate medication doses in a clinical setting.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/9T 1:00p-3:00pWOLFE LOpenings: 1
    4/8-6/22MW 1:30p-3:30pWOLFE LOpenings: 20
  • Quarter 2
  • NURS 120Health and Illness Concepts 17 credits

    This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of fluid and electrolyte, acid base balance, oxygenation, metabolism, thermoregulation, perfusion, inflammation, mobility, infection, developmental concepts, family, health/wellness/illness, variations of physical assessment (pediatrics), communication, clinical decision making, caring and self-care. These concepts are applied through on-campus theory, skills and simulation labs and off-campus clinical experiences at same day procedural units, community based agencies, acute care, assisted living and long-term care facilities.


    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 8:30a-12:00pDAVIDSON DOpenings: 1
    1/7-3/25MW 8:30a-12:00pDAVIDSON DOpenings: 20
  • NURS 125Health & Illness Concepts 1- Clinical Lab6 credits

    This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of fluid and electrolyte, acid base balance, oxygenation, metabolism, thermoregulation, perfusion, inflammation, mobility, infection, developmental concepts, family, health/wellness/illness, variations of physical assessment (pediatrics), communication, clinical decision making, caring and self-care. These concepts are applied through on-campus theory, skills and simulation labs and off-campus clinical experiences at same day procedural units, community based agencies, acute care, assisted living and long-term care facilities.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12TThF 6:30a-3:00pDAVIDSON DOpenings: 1
    1/13-3/26TThF 6:30a-3:00pDAVIDSON DOpenings: 20
  • Quarter 3
  • NURS 130Health & Illness Concepts 27 credits

    This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of oxygenation, metabolism, perfusion, cellular regulation, sexuality, mobility, infection control, comfort, stress, coping, grief, mood, addictive behavior, self, family, community, violence, health/wellness/illness. Concepts of professional behaviors, patient educator, collaboration, safety, health care systems, evidence based practice, informatics are introduced. These concepts are applied at on-campus theory, skills and simulation labs and off-campus clinical experiences through local community based agencies, acute care, assisted living and long-term care facilities.


    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MW 8:30a-12:00pHUMEN JOpenings: 20
    4/8-6/22MW 8:30a-12:00pHUMEN JOpenings: 20
  • NURS 135Health & Illness Concepts 2- Clinical Lab6 credits

    This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of oxygenation, metabolism, perfusion, cellular regulation, sexuality, mobility, infection control, comfort, stress, coping, grief, mood, addictive behavior, self, family, community, violence, health/wellness/illness. Concepts of professional behaviors, patient educator, collaboration, safety, health care systems, evidence based practice, informatics are introduced. These concepts are applied at on-campus theory, skills and simulation labs and off-campus clinical experiences through local community based agencies, acute care, assisted living and long-term care facilities.


    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TThF 6:30a-3:00pHUMEN JOpenings: 20
    4/7-6/23TThF 6:30a-3:00pHUMEN JOpenings: 20
  • Quarter 4
  • NURS 210Acute Health Concepts7 credits

    This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of fluid and electrolyte, acid base balance, elimination, oxygenation, metabolism, intracranial regulation, thermoregulation, perfusion, inflammation, tissue integrity, mobility, infection control, stress/coping, family, health/wellness/illness, hospitalized individual, communication, clinical decision making, advanced clinical skills, patient educator, collaboration, managing care, safety, advocacy, informatics , point of care documentation, clinical decision and support systems. These concepts are applied through on-campus theory, skills and simulation labs and off-campus clinical experiences at inpatient regional facilities with focus on adult medical surgical acute care, and assisted living.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11TTh 8:30a-12:00pFOLLMAN KWaitlisted: 0
    1/7-3/25MW 8:30a-12:00pFOLLMAN KOpenings: 30
    4/7-6/23TTh 8:30a-12:00pSTAFFOpenings: 30
  • NURS 215Acute Health Concepts- Clinical Lab6 credits

    This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of fluid and electrolyte, acid base balance, elimination, oxygenation, metabolism, intracranial regulation, thermoregulation, perfusion, inflammation, tissue integrity, mobility, infection control, stress/coping, family, health/wellness/illness, hospitalized individual, communication, clinical decision making, advanced clinical skills, patient educator, collaboration, managing care, safety, advocacy, informatics , point of care documentation, clinical decision and support systems. These concepts are applied through on-campus theory, skills and simulation labs and off-campus clinical experiences at inpatient regional facilities with focus on adult medical surgical acute care, and assisted living.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12TThF 2:30p-11:00pWEG SWaitlisted: 0
    9/23-12/9TSaSu 2:30p-11:00pFOLLMAN KWaitlisted: 0
    9/23-12/12TThF 6:30a-3:00pSAMMS JWaitlisted: 0
    1/8-3/26ThF 2:30p-11:00pFOLLMAN KOpenings: 10
    1/10-3/22SaSu 2:30p-11:00pSTAFFOpenings: 10
    4/9-6/19ThF 2:30p-11:00pFOLLMAN KOpenings: 10
    4/11-6/21SaSu 2:30p-11:00pSTAFFOpenings: 10
    4/7-6/19ThF 6:30a-3:00pSAMMS JOpenings: 10
  • Quarter 5
  • NURS 220Complex Health Concepts7 credits

    This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of acid base balance, newborn thermoregulation, perfusion, reproduction, development, cellular regulation and cancer, comfort, violence, communication, collaboration, managing care, ethics and mastering previously learned concepts. These concepts are applied through on-campus theory, skills and simulation labs and off-campus clinical experiences at inpatient regional facilities with focus on specialty nursing areas and assisted living.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11TTh 8:30a-12:00pSAMMS JWaitlisted: 0
    1/8-3/26TTh 8:30a-12:00pSAMMS JOpenings: 20
    4/7-6/23TTh 8:30a-12:00pSAMMS JOpenings: 20
  • NURS 225Complex Health Concepts- Clinical Lab6 credits

    This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of acid base balance, newborn thermoregulation, perfusion, reproduction, development, cellular regulation and cancer, comfort, violence, communication, collaboration, managing care, ethics and mastering previously learned concepts. These concepts are applied through on-campus theory, skills and simulation labs and off-campus clinical experiences at inpatient regional facilities with focus on specialty nursing areas and assisted living.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12TThF 2:30p-11:00pROSE JULIEWaitlisted: 0
    9/23-12/9TSaSu 2:30p-11:00pROSE JULIEWaitlisted: 0
    1/8-3/26TTh 2:30p-11:00pWEG SOpenings: 10
    1/10-3/22SaSu 2:30p-11:00pSTAFFOpenings: 10
    1/8-3/26ThF 6:30a-3:00pSAMMS JOpenings: 10
    4/7-6/19ThF 2:30p-11:00pSTAFFOpenings: 10
    4/11-6/21SaSu 2:30p-11:00pKAHLBAUM COpenings: 10
  • Quarter 6
  • NURS 230Professional Nursing Concepts6 credits

    This course is designed to assimilate the concepts within the three domains of individual, nursing and healthcare. Emphasis is placed on oxygenation, tissue integrity, clinical decision making, health policy, health care systems, legal issues, evidenced based practice and mastering previously learned concepts. These concepts are applied through on-campus theory, skills/simulation labs and off-campus clinical experiences. The opportunity to be mentored in professional nursing practice is provided through preceptor-guided experiences in a variety of community based and inpatient regional facilities as assigned.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11TTh 9:00a-4:00pWOLFE LOpenings: 1
    1/7-3/25TTh 9:00a-3:00pWOLFE LOpenings: 20
    4/8-6/22MW 9:00a-3:00pWOLFE LOpenings: 20
  • NURS 235Professional Nursing Concepts- Clinical Lab4 credits

    This course is designed to assimilate the concepts within the three domains of individual, nursing and healthcare. Emphasis is placed on oxygenation, tissue integrity, clinical decision making, health policy, health care systems, legal issues, evidenced based practice and mastering previously learned concepts. These concepts are applied through on-campus theory, skills/simulation labs and off-campus clinical experiences. The opportunity to be mentored in professional nursing practice is provided through preceptor-guided experiences in a variety of community based and inpatient regional facilities as assigned.


    Future Offerings
    10/3-12/12ARRWOLFE LOpenings: 1
    2/12-3/20ARRWOLFE LOpenings: 20
    5/14-6/16ARRWOLFE LOpenings: 20
  • Pre-Program
  • BIOL& 160General Biology with Lab5 credits

    This course provides introduction to basic concepts of biology, with an emphasis on the cells as the fundamental unit of life. Topics include cell structure, basic chemical and biochemical concepts, metabolism, cell division, principles of genetics, biological diversity, and methods of scientific inquiry and critical thinking. Course establishes foundation necessary for continued biology study, especially in human anatomy and physiology. Lab included.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100 and Accuplacer Algebra score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 098.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11TTh 8:30a-11:30aWESTER LOpenings: 1
    9/24-12/12MWF 1:00p-3:00pVANDENBERG AOpenings: 10
    9/27-12/6Sa 8:30a-11:30aWESTER LOpenings: 11
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-11:00aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MW 1:00p-4:00pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-3:00pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MW 5:30p-8:30pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • BIOL& 241Human A & P 15 credits

    This course emphasizes understanding of the normal human, which will serve as a foundation of general understanding as well as a foundation for future study in allied health fields. Lecture, group discussion, literature and internet research, and laboratory exercises are included. Acquisition of basic knowledge, application and integration of concepts is emphasized. Biol& 241 includes anatomy survey; tissues; and integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems.

    Prerequisite:
    BIOL& 160 with a C grade and CHEM&121 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/27-12/6Sa12:00p-4:00pWESTER LOpenings: 6
    9/23-12/11TTh 1:00p-5:00pVANDENBERG AOpenings: 10
    9/24-12/10W 5:30p-9:30pHORNE KOpenings: 5
    1/8-3/26TTh 8:30a-12:30pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/13-3/24T 5:30p-9:30pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 8:30a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/17W 5:30p-9:30pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/11-6/20Sa 8:30a-12:30pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • BIOL& 242Human A & P 25 credits

    This course emphasizes understanding of the normal human, which will serve as a foundation of general understanding as well as a foundation for future study in allied health fields. Lecture, group discussion, literature and internet research, and laboratory exercises are included. Acquisition of basic knowledge, application and integration of concepts is emphasized. Biol& 242 includes circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.

    Prerequisite:
    BIOL& 241 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 8:30a-11:30aOLAH AOpenings: 10
    9/23-12/9T 5:30p-9:30pOLAH AOpenings: 3
    1/8-3/26TTh 1:00p-5:00pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25W 5:30p-9:30pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/10-3/21Sa12:00p-4:00pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh 1:00p-4:30pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23T 5:30p-9:30pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • BIOL& 260Microbiology5 credits

    Exploration of microbial world with a focus on medical microbiology for students in the health field. Areas of study include classification of microbes, life cycle, metabolism, control, and common infectious diseases of the human body. Laboratory component will demonstrate procedures to identify and control microbes.

    Prerequisite:
    BIOL& 160 with a C grade and CHEM&121 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11TTh 8:30a-12:00pOLAH AWaitlisted: 2
    9/24-12/10MW 1:00p-4:30pOLAH AOpenings: 9
    1/7-3/25MW 8:30a-12:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/25MW 1:00p-4:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23TTh 8:30a-12:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/22MW 5:30p-9:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • CHEM& 121Intro to Chemistry5 credits

    Introductory course for non-science majors, nursing, and environmental science students. Includes basic concepts of inorganic and organic chemistry, the nature of atoms, molecules and chemical bonds, chemical notation, chemistry of solutions, scientific reasoning, and problem-solving in the study of the theory and application of chemistry. Lab work is included.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100 and BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/10MW 8:30a-11:30aALMAN AOpenings: 2
    9/23-12/11TTh 1:00p-4:00pWESTER LWaitlisted: 0
    9/23-12/9T 5:30p-8:30pYAMAMOTO KOpenings: 5
    1/8-3/26TTh 8:30a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 24
    1/13-3/24T 5:30p-8:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    1/8-3/26Th 5:30p-8:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    1/10-3/21Sa 8:30a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/22MW 8:30a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23TTh 1:00p-4:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23T 5:30p-8:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • ENGL& 101English Composition I5 credits

    A composition course in which students read, analyze, and write essays using a variety of rhetorical strategies, as well as develop and verbally express ideas clearly and effectively. The critical reading of essays will provide a basis for the student's own critical writing, which will reflect a command of college-level literacy standards. Attention to writing fundamentals and stylistic techniques will also be included. Word processing, email and internet knowledge required.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11TTh 9:00a-11:05aLONG ROpenings: 11
    9/24-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aNEWTON DOpenings: 13
    9/24-12/12MWF11:00a-12:25pNEWTON DOpenings: 3
    9/23-12/12Online VANLEUVEN NWaitlisted: 0
    9/23-12/12Online VANLEUVEN NOpenings: 22
    1/8-3/26TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/26Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/26Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
  • MATH& 146Introduction to Statistics5 credits

    Fundamental concepts and basic tools of descriptive and inferential statistics. How to describe data and make reasonable conjectures about the populations from which the samples were taken. Topics include: sampling distribution patterns, organization of data, sampling methods and experimental design, probability and simulation of random events, estimation of population parameters, confidence intervals, correlation, linear regression and basic hypothesis testing. Internet/computer access and graphing calculator required.

    Prerequisite:
    BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 10
    9/23-12/12Online RANGEL DOpenings: 4
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • PSYC& 200Lifespan Psychology5 credits

    A systematic study of the developmental processes in humans from conception to late adulthood. Special emphasis will be given to the topics of physical development, cognitive development, and personality/social development. Prerequisite: PSYC& 100 with a C grade.

    Prerequisite:
    PSYC& 100 with a C grade

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12Online LIPPMAN LWaitlisted: 0
    9/23-12/12Online LIPPMAN LOpenings: 19
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS122 credits

Program Entry Information

Program Start

Pre-Program Course Requirements

  • English Composition I (ENGL& 101)
  • Lifespan Psychology (PSYC& 200)
  • Intro to Statistics (MATH& 146)
  • Introduction to Chemistry (CHEM& 121)
  • Human A & P 1 (BIOL& 241)
  • Human A & P 2 (BIOL& 242)
  • Microbiology (BIOL& 260)

Program Application/Forms

Other Application Forms

  • After Admission and Prior to Registration for Quarter 1, students must submit proof of the following:
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Physical Exam and Specified Immunizations
  • Criminal Background Check
  • 10-Panel Drug Screen
  • Current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR
  • Medical Insurance Coverage
  • Students will be required to create an online account with Certified Background and pay a fee of approximately $119.00 for the background check, drug screen, and tracking of required health documents.

Complete the 7 prerequisites listed above with a 3.0 grade in each course. Only the first two attempts at required coursework will be considered. If your first course attempt resulted in a grade less than B you will be allowed a 2nd retake to meet the minimum grade requirement.

Students who have special circumstances that warrant an exception may submit a "Request for Exception to Course Retake Policy" form (available in the Admissions Office).

Complete Nursing Assistant training and obtain certification. Please note: Students who previously completed certificated nursing assistant training who did not take the certification exam, must obtain certification. Certification must be completed within one year of training.

Program Tuition/Fees

Program fees address distinct and specified costs such as lab assistants, supplies, materials, equipment, rentals, software licensing, replacement and upgrade, maintenance, and other operational costs.

In the nursing program, students use a product called Pearson Open Class which includes interactive learning activities, on-line text books, skills videos and benchmark testing as well as a three day live review for NCLEX at the end of the program.

The nursing skills and simulation lab areas have up to date equipment used in the regional clinical agencies, additionally there are a number of task trainer models, low, medium, and high fidelity simulators that require maintenance and /or replacement on a regular basis.

Program Outcomes

  • Practice professional nursing behaviors incorporating personal responsibility and accountability for continued practice by providing care requiring substantial knowledge, judgment and skill based on the principles of biological, behavioral, health and nursing sciences.
  • Integrate knowledge of holistic needs to provide an individual centered assessment and implement caring interventions based on respect for patient preferences, values and needs.
  • Demonstrate self-care by extending the notion of caring to interactions with self, peers, and co-workers; this includes promoting healthy behaviors, reflection, self-analysis, and a healthy work environment.
  • Actively participate within the nursing profession by seeking opportunities for continued learning, self-development, leadership, and management skills.
  • Use effective communication techniques to: therapeutically interact with the individual/family; provide health education; completely and accurately convey information to other professionals and coworkers; establish rapport, educate and resolve conflict.
  • Utilize substantive evidence to demonstrate critical thinking, decision making, and problem solving by reflecting on, integrating, and building upon theoretical concepts.
  • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary healthcare team to advocate for positive individual, organizational and community outcomes.
  • Coordinate health care for the individual including appropriate allocation of resources, quality improvement processes, and informatics to formulate evidence-based clinical judgments and decisions.
  • Collect, interpret and prioritize information from a variety of sources to provide safe evidence-based nursing care using a legally defined scope of practice and professionally defined standards.

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Mary Curran

360 752-8373

mcurran@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Biography

      Mary Curran has experience in providing nursing care in a variety of settings. Mary began her pursuit in the field of nursing at Bellingham Technical College by completing the nursing assistant program in 1991 and practical nursing program in 1993. The solid nursing foundation gained at Bellingham Technical College laid the ground work for her journey in nursing. Working at each level Mary continued her nursing education: Associate's Degree in Nursing, Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, and Master's Degree in Nursing. Mary is dedicated to quality nursing care and education through role modeling.

    • Degrees and Certifications

      M.N., Nursing, University of Washington

      B.S., Nursing, University of Washington

      A.T.A., Nursing, Skagit Valley College

      License, Registered Nurse License, State of Washington

      Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification



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Kathy Follman

360 752-8394

kfollman@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Degrees and Certifications

      M.N., Nursing, University of Washington

      Certificate, Nurse Educator Specialist Training Certificate

      B.S., Nursing, University of Washington

      A.A.S., Nursing, Everett Community College

      License, Registered Nurse License, State of Washington

      Certificate, WA Technical Professional Certification



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Cindy Hollinsworth

360 752-8339

chollinsworth@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Biography

      Cindy Hollinsworth has a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Washington and is Certified in Gerontology by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She has over 20 years experience in providing nursing care to acute and chronically ill adults. Cindy graduated from Bellingham Technical College practical nursing program and worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for six years before pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Nursing and later a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from University of Washington Bothell. She is dedicated to the concept of articulation in Nursing and enthusiastically brings her professional knowledge to the nursing classroom. She has pursued certification as both a professional technical educator as well as a nurse educator.

    • Degrees and Certifications

      M.S., Nursing, University of Washington

      Certificate, Nurse Educator Specialist Training Certificate

      B.S., Nursing, University of Washington

      A.T.A., Nursing, Skagit Valley College

      Certificate, Practical Nursing Certificate, Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute

      Certificate, Certified Gerontological Nurse

      License, Registered Nurse License, State of Washington

      Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification



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Joan Humen

360 752-8569

jhumen@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Degrees and Certifications

      M.S., Nursing, Western Governors University

      B.S., Nursing, Washington State University

      Certificate, Practical Nursing, Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute

      Certificate, CHPN, Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care

      Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification



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Holly Kennedy

360 752-8402

hkennedy@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Biography

      Holly Kennedy has a Master's Degree in Nursing from the University of Washington and a Certificate from the University of Washington in Nurse Educator Specialty Training. She has over 27 years of experience providing nursing care to patients in a variety of settings. Her background includes acute care hospitals, home health, home infusion, industry, Sara Lee Corporation, American Red Cross and medical office nursing. Holly Kennedy has over 9 years experience as a medical office nurse and clinic coordinator. She is committed to nursing education and facilitating the best experience possible for students in the clinical setting.

    • Degrees and Certifications

      M.N., Nursing, University of Washington

      Certificate, Nurse Educator Specialist Training Certificate

      B.S., Nursing, University of Victoria

      B.S., Industrial Technology, Central Connecticut State University

      Diploma, Diploma, Vancouver General Hospital School of Nursing

      License, Registered Nurse License, State of Washington

      Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification



Julie Samms - Instructor image

Julie Samms

360 752-8430

jsamms@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Degrees and Certifications

      M.N., Nursing, University of Washington, Bothell

      B.S., Nursing, University of Washington

      Certificate, RN, PN Certificates, Bellingham Technical College

      License, Registered Nurse License, Washington State

      Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification



Shane Weg - Instructor image

Shane Weg

360 752-8573

sweg@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Degrees and Certifications

      B.S., Nursing,, University of Phoenix

      B.S., Animal Science,, Iowa State University

      A.A., Registered Nurse,, Skagit Valley College

      Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification



Associate in Applied Science- Transfer (LPN-ADN)

The Associate Degree Nursing program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. Graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing program are prepared to take the state licensure exam for Registered Nurses- NCLEX-RN.

The Registered Nurse performs acts that require substantial knowledge, judgment and skill based on the principles of biological, behavioral, health, and nursing sciences. Such acts are grounded in the elements of the nursing process which includes, but is not limited to, the assessment, analysis, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care and health teaching in the maintenance and the promotion of health or prevention of illness of others and the support of a dignified death. The registered nurse using specialized knowledge can perform the activities of administration, supervision, delegation and evaluation of nursing practice.

Graduates are well prepared in the art and science of nursing to meet the challenging and changing demands of the healthcare industry. Graduates of the BTC Nursing program work in a variety of settings including acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, skilled home care, hospice, clinics, day-surgery centers, schools, and public health.

Academic preparation includes core courses in arts and sciences and those focusing on basic nursing skills and knowledge. In addition to providing pathways designed for those new to the field, Bellingham Technical College is committed to providing pathways for the movement of licensed practical nurses into its Associate Degree- Transfer program. Agreements are in place with baccalaureate programs, enabling graduates to continue their education. Applicants are encouraged to plan early for Baccalaureate Degree completion by meeting with an admissions adviser at their school of choice.

This nursing education program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. The Commission may be contacted at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326. Phone: (404) 975-5000, email: info@acenursing.org.

Program Facts

Average annual wage $73,965

Wage potential $88,109 annually

Employment and wage data sources

National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses, Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission

Jobs & Employment

About 97% of BTC Registered Nursing students are employed within nine months of graduation. The average annual wage in this field is $73,965, with an earning potential of about $88,109 per year.*.

Courses

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  • Quarter 1
  • NURS 210Acute Health Concepts7 credits

    This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of fluid and electrolyte, acid base balance, elimination, oxygenation, metabolism, intracranial regulation, thermoregulation, perfusion, inflammation, tissue integrity, mobility, infection control, stress/coping, family, health/wellness/illness, hospitalized individual, communication, clinical decision making, advanced clinical skills, patient educator, collaboration, managing care, safety, advocacy, informatics , point of care documentation, clinical decision and support systems. These concepts are applied through on-campus theory, skills and simulation labs and off-campus clinical experiences at inpatient regional facilities with focus on adult medical surgical acute care, and assisted living.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11TTh 8:30a-12:00pFOLLMAN KWaitlisted: 0
    1/7-3/25MW 8:30a-12:00pFOLLMAN KOpenings: 30
    4/7-6/23TTh 8:30a-12:00pSTAFFOpenings: 30
  • NURS 215Acute Health Concepts- Clinical Lab6 credits

    This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of fluid and electrolyte, acid base balance, elimination, oxygenation, metabolism, intracranial regulation, thermoregulation, perfusion, inflammation, tissue integrity, mobility, infection control, stress/coping, family, health/wellness/illness, hospitalized individual, communication, clinical decision making, advanced clinical skills, patient educator, collaboration, managing care, safety, advocacy, informatics , point of care documentation, clinical decision and support systems. These concepts are applied through on-campus theory, skills and simulation labs and off-campus clinical experiences at inpatient regional facilities with focus on adult medical surgical acute care, and assisted living.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12TThF 2:30p-11:00pWEG SWaitlisted: 0
    9/23-12/9TSaSu 2:30p-11:00pFOLLMAN KWaitlisted: 0
    9/23-12/12TThF 6:30a-3:00pSAMMS JWaitlisted: 0
    1/8-3/26ThF 2:30p-11:00pFOLLMAN KOpenings: 10
    1/10-3/22SaSu 2:30p-11:00pSTAFFOpenings: 10
    4/9-6/19ThF 2:30p-11:00pFOLLMAN KOpenings: 10
    4/11-6/21SaSu 2:30p-11:00pSTAFFOpenings: 10
    4/7-6/19ThF 6:30a-3:00pSAMMS JOpenings: 10
  • Quarter 2
  • NURS 220Complex Health Concepts7 credits

    This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of acid base balance, newborn thermoregulation, perfusion, reproduction, development, cellular regulation and cancer, comfort, violence, communication, collaboration, managing care, ethics and mastering previously learned concepts. These concepts are applied through on-campus theory, skills and simulation labs and off-campus clinical experiences at inpatient regional facilities with focus on specialty nursing areas and assisted living.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11TTh 8:30a-12:00pSAMMS JWaitlisted: 0
    1/8-3/26TTh 8:30a-12:00pSAMMS JOpenings: 20
    4/7-6/23TTh 8:30a-12:00pSAMMS JOpenings: 20
  • NURS 225Complex Health Concepts- Clinical Lab6 credits

    This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of acid base balance, newborn thermoregulation, perfusion, reproduction, development, cellular regulation and cancer, comfort, violence, communication, collaboration, managing care, ethics and mastering previously learned concepts. These concepts are applied through on-campus theory, skills and simulation labs and off-campus clinical experiences at inpatient regional facilities with focus on specialty nursing areas and assisted living.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12TThF 2:30p-11:00pROSE JULIEWaitlisted: 0
    9/23-12/9TSaSu 2:30p-11:00pROSE JULIEWaitlisted: 0
    1/8-3/26TTh 2:30p-11:00pWEG SOpenings: 10
    1/10-3/22SaSu 2:30p-11:00pSTAFFOpenings: 10
    1/8-3/26ThF 6:30a-3:00pSAMMS JOpenings: 10
    4/7-6/19ThF 2:30p-11:00pSTAFFOpenings: 10
    4/11-6/21SaSu 2:30p-11:00pKAHLBAUM COpenings: 10
  • Quarter 3
  • NURS 230Professional Nursing Concepts6 credits

    This course is designed to assimilate the concepts within the three domains of individual, nursing and healthcare. Emphasis is placed on oxygenation, tissue integrity, clinical decision making, health policy, health care systems, legal issues, evidenced based practice and mastering previously learned concepts. These concepts are applied through on-campus theory, skills/simulation labs and off-campus clinical experiences. The opportunity to be mentored in professional nursing practice is provided through preceptor-guided experiences in a variety of community based and inpatient regional facilities as assigned.


    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11TTh 9:00a-4:00pWOLFE LOpenings: 1
    1/7-3/25TTh 9:00a-3:00pWOLFE LOpenings: 20
    4/8-6/22MW 9:00a-3:00pWOLFE LOpenings: 20
  • NURS 235Professional Nursing Concepts- Clinical Lab4 credits

    This course is designed to assimilate the concepts within the three domains of individual, nursing and healthcare. Emphasis is placed on oxygenation, tissue integrity, clinical decision making, health policy, health care systems, legal issues, evidenced based practice and mastering previously learned concepts. These concepts are applied through on-campus theory, skills/simulation labs and off-campus clinical experiences. The opportunity to be mentored in professional nursing practice is provided through preceptor-guided experiences in a variety of community based and inpatient regional facilities as assigned.


    Future Offerings
    10/3-12/12ARRWOLFE LOpenings: 1
    2/12-3/20ARRWOLFE LOpenings: 20
    5/14-6/16ARRWOLFE LOpenings: 20
  • Pre-Program
  • ENGL 101English Composition5 credits

    A composition course in which students read, analyze, and write essays using a variety of rhetorical strategies, as well as develop and verbally express ideas clearly and effectively. The critical reading of essays will provide a basis for the student's own critical writing, which will reflect a command of college-level literacy standards. Attention to wing fundamentals and stylistic techniques will also be included. Equivalent to a 5 credit course. Prerequisite: CPT Score of 86 or higher on Sentence Skills and 85 or higher on Reading. Word processing knowledge required.

    Prerequisite:
    CPT score of 86 or higher on sentence skills and 85 or higher on reading. word processing knowledge required.
  • PSYC& 200Lifespan Psychology5 credits

    A systematic study of the developmental processes in humans from conception to late adulthood. Special emphasis will be given to the topics of physical development, cognitive development, and personality/social development. Prerequisite: PSYC& 100 with a C grade.

    Prerequisite:
    PSYC& 100 with a C grade

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12Online LIPPMAN LWaitlisted: 0
    9/23-12/12Online LIPPMAN LOpenings: 19
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • MATH& 146Introduction to Statistics5 credits

    Fundamental concepts and basic tools of descriptive and inferential statistics. How to describe data and make reasonable conjectures about the populations from which the samples were taken. Topics include: sampling distribution patterns, organization of data, sampling methods and experimental design, probability and simulation of random events, estimation of population parameters, confidence intervals, correlation, linear regression and basic hypothesis testing. Internet/computer access and graphing calculator required.

    Prerequisite:
    BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/12MWF 9:00a-10:25aHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 10
    9/23-12/12Online RANGEL DOpenings: 4
    1/7-3/26Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • CHEM& 121Intro to Chemistry5 credits

    Introductory course for non-science majors, nursing, and environmental science students. Includes basic concepts of inorganic and organic chemistry, the nature of atoms, molecules and chemical bonds, chemical notation, chemistry of solutions, scientific reasoning, and problem-solving in the study of the theory and application of chemistry. Lab work is included.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100 and BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/10MW 8:30a-11:30aALMAN AOpenings: 2
    9/23-12/11TTh 1:00p-4:00pWESTER LWaitlisted: 0
    9/23-12/9T 5:30p-8:30pYAMAMOTO KOpenings: 5
    1/8-3/26TTh 8:30a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 24
    1/13-3/24T 5:30p-8:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    1/8-3/26Th 5:30p-8:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    1/10-3/21Sa 8:30a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/22MW 8:30a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23TTh 1:00p-4:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23T 5:30p-8:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • BIOL& 241Human A & P 15 credits

    This course emphasizes understanding of the normal human, which will serve as a foundation of general understanding as well as a foundation for future study in allied health fields. Lecture, group discussion, literature and internet research, and laboratory exercises are included. Acquisition of basic knowledge, application and integration of concepts is emphasized. Biol& 241 includes anatomy survey; tissues; and integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems.

    Prerequisite:
    BIOL& 160 with a C grade and CHEM&121 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/27-12/6Sa12:00p-4:00pWESTER LOpenings: 6
    9/23-12/11TTh 1:00p-5:00pVANDENBERG AOpenings: 10
    9/24-12/10W 5:30p-9:30pHORNE KOpenings: 5
    1/8-3/26TTh 8:30a-12:30pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/13-3/24T 5:30p-9:30pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 8:30a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/17W 5:30p-9:30pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/11-6/20Sa 8:30a-12:30pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • BIOL& 242Human A & P 25 credits

    This course emphasizes understanding of the normal human, which will serve as a foundation of general understanding as well as a foundation for future study in allied health fields. Lecture, group discussion, literature and internet research, and laboratory exercises are included. Acquisition of basic knowledge, application and integration of concepts is emphasized. Biol& 242 includes circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.

    Prerequisite:
    BIOL& 241 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/24-12/12MWF 8:30a-11:30aOLAH AOpenings: 10
    9/23-12/9T 5:30p-9:30pOLAH AOpenings: 3
    1/8-3/26TTh 1:00p-5:00pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25W 5:30p-9:30pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/10-3/21Sa12:00p-4:00pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh 1:00p-4:30pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23T 5:30p-9:30pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • BIOL& 260Microbiology5 credits

    Exploration of microbial world with a focus on medical microbiology for students in the health field. Areas of study include classification of microbes, life cycle, metabolism, control, and common infectious diseases of the human body. Laboratory component will demonstrate procedures to identify and control microbes.

    Prerequisite:
    BIOL& 160 with a C grade and CHEM&121 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/23-12/11TTh 8:30a-12:00pOLAH AWaitlisted: 2
    9/24-12/10MW 1:00p-4:30pOLAH AOpenings: 9
    1/7-3/25MW 8:30a-12:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    1/7-3/25MW 1:00p-4:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23TTh 8:30a-12:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/22MW 5:30p-9:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS credits

Program Entry Information

Please note, prerequisite requirements may differ depending on the application submission date.

Program Start

  • This program will begin again in Fall 2014. Acceptance letters will be mailed to wait list students in mid-May 2014.

Testing Requirements

  • Pass the LPN STEP Assessment test with a minimum score of 60% within two (2) test attempts.

Pre-Program Course Requirements

  • English Composition I (ENGL& 101)
  • Lifespan Psychology (PSYC& 200)
  • Intro to Statistics (MATH& 146) MATH& 107 or MATH& 141 completed prior to April 2011 is acceptable.
  • Introduction to Chemistry (CHEM& 121)
  • Human A & P 1 (BIOL& 241)
  • Human A & P 2 (BIOL& 242)
  • Microbiology (BIOL& 260)

Program Application/Forms

Other Application Forms

  • After Admission and Prior to Registration for Quarter 1, students must submit proof of the following:
  • Physical Exam and Specified Immunizations
  • Criminal Background Check
  • 10-Panel Drug Screen
  • Current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR
  • Medical Insurance Coverage
  • Second copy of LPN license including expiration date
  • Students will be required to create an online account with Certified Background and pay a fee of approximately $119.00 for the background check, drug screen, and tracking of required health documents.

Students who have special circumstances that warrant an exception may submit a "Request for Exception to Course Retake Policy" form (available in the Admissions Office).

Students submitting an application packet prior to January 1, 2015 must meet the following conditions. Complete the seven (7) prerequisites listed with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 AND six (6) Practical Nursing courses (NUR 101, 102, 121, 122, 131, and 132).

Students submitting an application packet after January 1, 2015 must meet the following conditions. Complete the seven (7) prerequisites listed with a 3.0 grade in each course. Only the first two attempts of required coursework will be considered. If your first course attempt resulted in a grade less than B and it was more than 5 years ago, you will be allowed a second retake to meet the minimum grade requirement.

Program Tuition/Fees

Program fees address distinct and specified costs such as lab assistants, supplies, materials, equipment, rentals, software licensing, replacement and upgrade, maintenance, and other operational costs.

In the nursing program, students use a product called Pearson Open Class which includes interactive learning activities, on-line text books, skills videos and benchmark testing as well as a three day live review for NCLEX at the end of the program.

The nursing skills and simulation lab areas have up to date equipment used in the regional clinical agencies, additionally there are a number of task trainer models, low, medium, and high fidelity simulators that require maintenance and /or replacement on a regular basis.

Program Outcomes

  • Practice professional nursing behaviors incorporating personal responsibility and accountability for continued practice by providing care requiring substantial knowledge, judgment and skill based on the principles of biological, behavioral, health and nursing sciences.
  • Integrate knowledge of holistic needs to provide an individual centered assessment and implement caring interventions based on respect for patient preferences, values and needs.
  • Demonstrate self-care by extending the notion of caring to interactions with self, peers, and co-workers; this includes promoting healthy behaviors, reflection, self-analysis, and a healthy work environment.
  • Actively participate within the nursing profession by seeking opportunities for continued learning, self-development, leadership, and management skills.
  • Use effective communication techniques to: therapeutically interact with the individual/family; provide health education; completely and accurately convey information to other professionals and coworkers; establish rapport, educate and resolve conflict.
  • Utilize substantive evidence to demonstrate critical thinking, decision making, and problem solving by reflecting on, integrating, and building upon theoretical concepts.
  • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary healthcare team to advocate for positive individual, organizational and community outcomes.
  • Coordinate health care for the individual including appropriate allocation of resources, quality improvement processes, and informatics to formulate evidence-based clinical judgments and decisions.
  • Collect, interpret and prioritize information from a variety of sources to provide safe evidence-based nursing care using a legally defined scope of practice and professionally defined standards.

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Mary Curran

360 752-8373

mcurran@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Biography

      Mary Curran has experience in providing nursing care in a variety of settings. Mary began her pursuit in the field of nursing at Bellingham Technical College by completing the nursing assistant program in 1991 and practical nursing program in 1993. The solid nursing foundation gained at Bellingham Technical College laid the ground work for her journey in nursing. Working at each level Mary continued her nursing education: Associate's Degree in Nursing, Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, and Master's Degree in Nursing. Mary is dedicated to quality nursing care and education through role modeling.

    • Degrees and Certifications

      M.N., Nursing, University of Washington

      B.S., Nursing, University of Washington

      A.T.A., Nursing, Skagit Valley College

      License, Registered Nurse License, State of Washington

      Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification



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Kathy Follman

360 752-8394

kfollman@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Degrees and Certifications

      M.N., Nursing, University of Washington

      Certificate, Nurse Educator Specialist Training Certificate

      B.S., Nursing, University of Washington

      A.A.S., Nursing, Everett Community College

      License, Registered Nurse License, State of Washington

      Certificate, WA Technical Professional Certification



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Cindy Hollinsworth

360 752-8339

chollinsworth@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Biography

      Cindy Hollinsworth has a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Washington and is Certified in Gerontology by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She has over 20 years experience in providing nursing care to acute and chronically ill adults. Cindy graduated from Bellingham Technical College practical nursing program and worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for six years before pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Nursing and later a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from University of Washington Bothell. She is dedicated to the concept of articulation in Nursing and enthusiastically brings her professional knowledge to the nursing classroom. She has pursued certification as both a professional technical educator as well as a nurse educator.

    • Degrees and Certifications

      M.S., Nursing, University of Washington

      Certificate, Nurse Educator Specialist Training Certificate

      B.S., Nursing, University of Washington

      A.T.A., Nursing, Skagit Valley College

      Certificate, Practical Nursing Certificate, Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute

      Certificate, Certified Gerontological Nurse

      License, Registered Nurse License, State of Washington

      Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification



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Joan Humen

360 752-8569

jhumen@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Degrees and Certifications

      M.S., Nursing, Western Governors University

      B.S., Nursing, Washington State University

      Certificate, Practical Nursing, Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute

      Certificate, CHPN, Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care

      Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification



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Holly Kennedy

360 752-8402

hkennedy@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Biography

      Holly Kennedy has a Master's Degree in Nursing from the University of Washington and a Certificate from the University of Washington in Nurse Educator Specialty Training. She has over 27 years of experience providing nursing care to patients in a variety of settings. Her background includes acute care hospitals, home health, home infusion, industry, Sara Lee Corporation, American Red Cross and medical office nursing. Holly Kennedy has over 9 years experience as a medical office nurse and clinic coordinator. She is committed to nursing education and facilitating the best experience possible for students in the clinical setting.

    • Degrees and Certifications

      M.N., Nursing, University of Washington

      Certificate, Nurse Educator Specialist Training Certificate

      B.S., Nursing, University of Victoria

      B.S., Industrial Technology, Central Connecticut State University

      Diploma, Diploma, Vancouver General Hospital School of Nursing

      License, Registered Nurse License, State of Washington

      Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification



Julie Samms - Instructor image

Julie Samms

360 752-8430

jsamms@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Degrees and Certifications

      M.N., Nursing, University of Washington, Bothell

      B.S., Nursing, University of Washington

      Certificate, RN, PN Certificates, Bellingham Technical College

      License, Registered Nurse License, Washington State

      Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification



Shane Weg - Instructor image

Shane Weg

360 752-8573

sweg@btc.ctc.edu


Instructor Information

    • Degrees and Certifications

      B.S., Nursing,, University of Phoenix

      B.S., Animal Science,, Iowa State University

      A.A., Registered Nurse,, Skagit Valley College

      Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification