Pierce College's Associate Degree in Nursing transfers directly to the University of Washington-Tacoma and Saint Martin's University Bachelor of Science degree program (BSN), allowing students to transition quickly and seamlessly.
Students intending to transfer into a four-year program should work closely with their nursing advisor.
Once you have obtained your post-licensure BSN, you may also be interested in pursing a graduate degree in nursing. There are many opportunities for nurses in industry to get a master’s degree, doctorate in nursing practice, education doctorate, or doctorate of philosophy.
As population growth continues, the baby boomers age, and nurses retire, there will be a continued need for nurses, community health nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse researchers and nurse educators. If you have any questions about this as you progress in your career, please reach out to a nursing advisor at an institution that offers a graduate degree or ask a faculty member!