Washington State Requirements

  1. Does Washington require that all RN's have a bachelor's?

    I'm looking to be licensed in the state so I can travel and noticed that they kept saying "applicants shall have a bachelor's degree." Does that mean all RN's in Washington are baccalaureate prepared?

    Just curious.

    Thanks for the information.

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  3. by   helix122333
    No, Washington state does not require a BA, in fact there really is no huge pay differences between the two. I am a LPN currently laddering up to RN (non-BA program).
  4. by   DeLySh
    Thank you, Helix. That really confused me. I didn't think anyone was requiring bachelor's degrees.

    Thank you, again, for clearing that up for me!!!

  5. by   GardenDove
    Washington also doesn't require CEUs
  6. by   DeLySh
    They don't???????

    How come?
  7. by   GardenDove
    I don't know, but they don't.
  8. by   helix122333
    GardenDove is correct, they don't. I thought it was weird too....but there it is.
  9. by   DeLySh

    Thanks for the info. You guys really cleared things up for me.

    Take care,

  10. by   saftman22
    What I have noticed here in washington being an Associated Degree holder is most hospital prefer a BSN and will hire a BSN before an ADN (if they have the choice). The other thing I have noticed is the only thing a BSN gets you is a mangement position if you want it. The pay in almost all instances is exactly the same, based on your experience. Matter of fact I make more than some nurses with a BSN strictly based on experience.