For information on nurse licensing issues in Washington State, please refer to the following links of the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (the Washington State board of nursing):
Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC)
Phone: (360) 236-4700
Instructions for Renewing LPN and RN Licenses Online
Continuing Competency information
Nursing License Fees Change (effective 10/15/2010)
NCQAC Scope of Practice Decision Tree
NCQAC List Serve
2013 NCLEX-RN Examination Test Plan
2013 NCLEX-RN Examination Test Plan FAQ
Nursing Programs Annual Reports
NCQAC Nurse Consultant Program
Are you a graduate of a foreign nursing education program?
Click here to contact the Council on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Programs (CGFNS).
In Washington State, Clark College, Renton Technical College and Tacoma Community College offer specially designed programs to prepare graduates of foreign nursing education programs for the NCLEX examination.
The Puget Sound Welcome Back Center at Highline Community College provides counseling and educational services to help prepare internationally trained healthcare professionals to practice their healthcare profession in Washington State.