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Nursing Schools and Colleges in Washington

The State of Washington is located in the Northwest Pacific region of the United States, in the north of Oregon, south of British Columbia, and the west of Idaho. It is the 13th most populous state in the country and ranked 18th on the list of most extensive. Seattle is the largest metropolitan area with almost 60 percent of population living there. It is also famous as the center of transportation and business hub in Washington State. The capital city, however, is Olympia.


The strong lumber and manufacturing industries and agricultural sector play a significant role in the state’s economy. With deep western rainforests and over 1,000 dams, it is often regarded as the “Evergreen State”.


Currently there are approximately 54,490 Registered Nurses present in the state earning a median salary of around $70,150. Nursing shortage in Washington was 9% in 2000 but it will increase to 42.6% by 2020 which shows that in the near future there would be high demand for nurses in this state.


  • Registered Nurses: 54,490

  • LPN / LVN Employment: 9,270

  • Hourly Wage: $35.98

  • Hourly Wage: $22.19

  • Yearly Wage: $74,840

  • Yearly Wage: $46,150