This pathway is applicable to students planning to prepare for upper-division Bachelor of Science-Nursing (entry-to-practice/basic Bachelor of Science-Nursing pathway) by completing a broad selection of academic courses. Many students transfer to the Bachelor of Science-Nursing program after completing the Associate Degree Nursing program (Registered Nursing to Bachelor of Science-Nursing pathway); however, this agreement is not applicable to and does not alter those Associate Degree Nursing to Bachelor of Science-Nursing articulation agreements.
Due to high interest and limited space in Bachelor of Science-Nursing programs, admission is highly competitive with many qualified applicants finding themselves on waiting lists for admission.
General Degree Requirements
- Minimum of 90 credits earned in courses numbered 100 or above is required to complete the Associate in Pre-Nursing DTA/MRP degree
- ENGL& 101 English Composition I (5 credits) - required
- COLLG 110 College Success required during the first or second quarter of attendance
- Earn the lesser of (at least) 20 college level credits or 25% of the credits applicable to the degree or certificate at Pierce College
- Cumulative college-level grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher is required
- 1.5 grade (C-) or higher is required for all coursework, unless stated otherwise
- “Pass” (P) grades, independent study and cooperative work experience/work-based learning credits may be used for general elective credits only
- Once a course has been successfully completed, credits earned may be used in only one category
- Admissions application deadlines vary; students must meet the deadline for the university or universities to which they plan to apply for admission to transfer.
- For admission to nursing as a major it is critical to note that grade point average requirements vary and admission is competitive across the several programs in Nursing.
- Certain schools may have additional “university-specific” requirements that are not pre-requisites to admission to the Nursing major but will need to be completed prior to graduation or, as noted above for Northwest University, prior to commencement of nursing courses. Contact with advisor from individual schools for institutional requirements is highly recommended since this DTA may not meet every institution-specific graduation requirement. Northwest University, for example requires Old Testament and New Testament in the summer prior to beginning nursing classes.
- Certain schools may have additional “university-specific” requirements for admission to the institution that are not prerequisites specifically identified in the DTA requirements. Univeristy of Washington-Seattle, for example, requires 10 credits of a world language if the applicant has not completed two years of a single language in high school; Pacific Lutheran University requires a year of a world language at the college level, if two years of high school world language has not been completed.