Where does my path start?
You will complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) Major Related Program (MRP) at Shoreline.
Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a baccalaureate degree in nursing.
An alternate pathway is an Associate Degree in Nursing at a community college, including Shoreline CC. Such programs require very similar nursing specific pre-requisite courses, but do not require the full AA-DTA degree.
Both pathways lead to eligibility for the national exam (NCLEX) and earn the Registered Nursing license.
About the AA-DTA MRP in Pre-Nursing
This 90 credit transfer degree is part of the Washington State Pre-Nursing Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program and is intended as preparation for a major in nursing at a Baccalaureate College/University. Nursing is also an excellent major for graduate studies in Nursing, Physician Assistant, and some Health Science programs. Students are encouraged to check exact pre-requisites and application procedures for each nursing program. These programs are highly competitive and cannot admit all qualified applicants. The AA-DTA requires 90 quarter credits in college-level courses numbered 100 or above with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Each individual course must have a minimum grade of 1.0. The Pre-Nursing MRP also requires specific courses to take within the degree to help students prepare for entrance into baccalaureate majors in Nursing.
Where can I go for help?
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Where can I transfer?
The AA-DTA MRP in Pre-Nursing makes it possible for students to transfer to a number of public and private colleges and universities with junior standing. Below are Washington state institutions that offer a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
University of Washington - Seattle
Washington State University (Spokane, Tri-Cities, Yakima)
Pacific Lutheran University
Seattle Pacific University
Walla Walla University (Portland, OR)
What do I need to take?
Below is a summary of the categories and specific courses required for the AA-DTA Pre-Nursing MRP. See below for available courses in the Multicultural Understanding and Humanities categories.
General Education Courses - 20 Credits
Courses used in General Education (Gen Ed) Core may not be used for distribution.
Communication (10 Credits
Humanities (15 Credits)
Select from at least two different disciplines. Maximum of 5 credits allowed in Performance/Skills courses. No more than 5 credits in a world language at the 100 level.
Recommended: CMST& 101 ; Art, Drama or Music Appreciation; World language may be required for university admission.
Pre-Nursing/Natural Sciences (35 Credits)
CHEM& 121 is a prerequisite for BIOL& 211 and BIOL& 211 is a pre-requisite for other BIOL& courses.
Electives - Minimum 5 Credits
A maximum of 5 credits allowed for restricted/vocational courses, and a maximum of 3 credits allowed in Physical Education.
Courses and experience contributing to an understanding of and sensitivity to human diversity is considered important by all programs.
What does your chosen four-year school require?
When choosing classes, learn about the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, or speak with a Shoreline advisor. Check whether the school has an overall minimum GPA, a higher GPA in selected sets of courses, or specific minimum grades in one or more courses. Check with the school for world language requirements. (Non-native speakers of English are often exempt from this requirement.) Relevant health care experience as a volunteer or through work is important and many schools have a minimum requirement. Below are notes about admissions and graduation requirements from selected Washington schools offering a B.S. in Nursing. Many schools application dates are in December, January or February (for a Fall qtr start), but dates and procedures vary by school. Most schools allow for a few courses to be in progress at the time of application. Read the web sites carefully for this and other information.
Washington State University
Requirements/Notes: This is available in Spokane, Tri-Cities, Walla Walla, Vancouver, and Yakima. Admission happens twice a year for fall and spring semesters.
Requirements/Notes: Courses required: In addition to the core nursing requirements, Northwest requires ANTH& 206 . NW University also requires 2 credits in Genetics and Old and New Testament courses which can be taken the summer prior to beginning the nursing program. Application is through Nursing CAS.
Requirements/Notes: PLU’s Nursing program starts in the second/sophomore year. An AA degree is not required. Prerequisite courses are:
Seattle Pacific University
Requirements/Notes: Nursing prerequisite course GPA must be 3.5 or higher.
University of Washington
Requirements/Notes: UW Nursing requires one additional course from this list. Students transferring to the UW must also meet high school core admission requirements.
Nursing-What is it?
Nurses are often leaders and critical members of health care teams. With a broad knowledge of health, wellness and human disease, nurses are trained to care for people, families and communities; they help manage illness and injuries, alleviate suffering, shape health care policy and educate communities in the promotion of good health and prevention of disease.
Areas of Study in Nursing: Health Assessment and Intervention, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology, Child and Family Health, Gerontology, Wellness Promotion, Acute and Chronic Illness, Mental Health Care, Community Health, Nursing and Health Care Research, Leadership and Management, and Medical Ethics.
What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing?
Nurses develop the knowledge and skills to work in a variety of health care settings and related fields. With strong critical thinking, problem solving and technical skills, nurses provide direct patient care, manage health care facilities, conduct research, teach, promote wellness, and provide leadership in the health care field.
Potential employers include: Hospitals, health care clinics, physician’s office, public and private schools, colleges and universities, in-home health care, hospice, government agencies and non-profit organizations. For more, please visit http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-services/career-counseling.aspx
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