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2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing - 6 Quarter Option, AAS-T Planning Guide

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Program Description:

The Associate in Applied Sciences-Transfer degree in Nursing is designed to prepare students for careers in public and private health care sectors. Shoreline Community College works closely with local advisory committees and industry professionals to ensure students receive the knowledge and skills currently in demand by employers in the field.

Students interested in pursuing a four-year baccalaureate degree in Nursing may apply for a RN to BSN program after completion of the AAS-T degree.  Shoreline Community College has articulation agreements with University of Washington Bothell and Olympic College.  Other colleges in the area have such programs as well.

Nursing Program Director:

Mary Burroughs
206-546-4756 Rm 2314

AAS-T Degree (6 Quarter Option)

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.

In this program, you will earn an Associate in Applied Science– Transfer (AAS-T) degree. The AAS-T degree indicator, which will appear on your transcript, will enable you to transfer this degree directly to some four-year institutions. Please check with your program advisor for more specific information.

Program Prerequisites:

  • Beginning with the Fall 2018 Nursing Program application all students are required to take the NLN-PAX (National League for Nursing - Pre-Admission Exam.
  • Earned grades of at least 2.0 in college level required non-nursing courses
  • Placement test scores taken no more than one year prior to the first day of the application period with the following minimum test scores: Math placement above intermediate Algebra (MATH 099 ); English Reading and Writing placement into ENGL& 101  
  • BIOL& 211  (required if taking biology courses at Shoreline)
  • CHEM& 121 * (General Chemistry) - 5 credits, completed within 10 years of application to the program (Fulfills general education requirement in Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning)
  • ENGL& 101 * (English Composition) - 5 credits
  • BIOL& 241 * (Anatomy & Physiology I) - 5 credits, completed within 5 years of application to the program
  • BIOL& 242 * (Anatomy & Physiology II) - 5 credits, completed within 5 years of application to the program
  • BIOL& 260  (Microbiology) - 5 credits, completed within 5 years of application to the program
  • NUTR& 101  (Human Nutrition) - 5 credits, must be completed before entering the Nursing Program
  • PSYC& 200  (Lifespan Development) - 5 credits
  • MATH& 146 * (Statistics) - 5 Credits

* These courses must be completed prior to applying to the Nursing Program.

A separate competitive admission process is required. See the nursing website ( for a description.

6-Quarter Option Requirements (70 Credits)

Program Information:

Length of Program: 115 Credits
Completion Award: AAS-T Degree
Enrollment: Fall, Winter, Spring
Approximate Quarterly Costs:
Additional Instructional Fees $38-$75
Lab Fee Per Quarter $37.70
Degree Lab Fees Per Quarter (1st Year) $31.45
Liability Insurance Per Quarter $6.25
Personal Health Insurance Required Per Quarter: cost varies
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)
EPC: 323T

EPC 323T

Nursing-What is it?

The Nursing Program prepares individuals to become Registered Nurses. The curriculum provides a strong foundation in natural and social sciences and an understanding of patient care in a variety of settings. Throughout the program, students integrate experience caring for patients in acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities and community agencies. Graduates receive an Associate in Applied Sciences-Transfer Degree in Nursing. After graduation, individuals must take and pass the NCLEX RN examination to be licensed by the State as a Registered Nurse. Licensed graduates are qualified for employment as entry level staff nurses in hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, doctors’ offices and home care agencies and to coordinate patient care provided by a nursing team.

Program Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this program -by achieving a GPA of 2.0 or better for each individual course in the program- will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate professional behaviors and accountability for delivery of standard-based nursing care that is consistent with moral, legal, ethical, regulatory and humanistic principles.
  2. Demonstrate honesty, self-awareness, self-regulation, and a sense of ethical responsibility for self and others while engaging in respectful communication and collaboration to enhance patient satisfaction and health outcomes, and to preserve practice integrity and safety.
  3. Use APA style in academic paper writing and avoid plagiarism.
  4. Apply technology to find, analyze, and apply evidence-based information and current resources.
  5. Integrate best current evidence with clinical reasoning, patient/family preferences and values using the nursing process to deliver optimal nursing care.
  6. Practice effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, using therapeutic communication, mutual respect and shared decision making to achieve quality patient outcomes.
  7. Evaluate system effectiveness and individual performance
  8. Demonstrate effective use of strategies to reduce the risk of harm to patients and providers.
  9. Demonstrate ability to coordinate and integrate care, creating continuity across multiple care environments using effective communication and shared decision-making.
  10. Develop a patient-centered plan of care incorporating unique multifaceted preferences (cultural, spiritual, ethnic, developmental, psychosocial) while recognizing the patient as the source of control and full partner.

Career Opportunities-What can I do as a Registered Nurse?

The employment outlook is good. Registered Nurses will continue to be in demand. Employment opportunities include hospital or nursing home staff nurse, charge and home health nurse. With additional training/education, potential positions include critical care nurse, emergency department nurse or operating room nurse.

Potential employers include: Obtaining advanced academic degrees can lead to positions in administration, education and advanced practice positions, such as nurse practitioner. The most rapid growth in the health care industry over the next decade will likely be in critical care, specialty care, home health, and long-term geriatric care facilities. For more, please visit career information and resources at

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

(206) 546-4101

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