2019-2020 Pierce College Catalog 
    Oct 07, 2022  
2019-2020 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Nursing DTA/MRP Course Map

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Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field and for transfer to a four-year institution. It provides you a clear path to complete your degree by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career.  The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets degree requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. If you want to change a course on this map you must speak with an advisor to assure you meet all degree requirements. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time.  While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete an Associate in Pre-Nursing DTA/MRP   Degree, you are responsible for fulfilling all degree requirements.  Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

Important note about transfer: colleges and universities may change their requirements at any time, so this map is not a guarantee of transfer. You will need to check transfer requirements with your intended four-year school. 

1. College Success

  • Course purpose: A foundational course to explore and affirm a career choice and build upon the skills, knowledge, and resources that will support you at Pierce College and beyond.

2. General Chemistry

3. General Psychology

  • Course purpose: Nurses need to understand the basics of psychology and the human social experience and behavior with introduction to emotion, perception, neurological influences, learning and intelligence.

Action Item: Meet with Advisor

Use your Success Network! In your first quarter, meet with your advisor to revisit your career and transfer path, make adjustments to your goals as needed, and plan for your next steps.

Action Item: GPA Check

GPA check at the completion of each quarter throughout entire pathway, 1.5 minimum GPA for all courses and cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Pierce College Nursing Program requires 3.0 minimum GPA for the following courses: ENG& 101, CHEM& 121, PSYC& 200, BIO& 241, BIO& 242, BIO& 260; one repeat allowed per course (W, NC, R). Check admission requirements of desired transfer university or college. 

4. Introduction to Chemistry

  • Course purpose: Nurses need to understand the key concepts of synthesis of organic and inorganic compound in order to understand human physiology and how medications react physiologically.

5. English Composition I

  • Course purpose: As a nurse you will be writing care plans, documentation of patient conditions, research, and technical writing. It is important to be able to clearly communication in written format to ensure good patient care.

6. Introduction to Statistics

  • Course purpose: It is important to have understanding of statistics since they have a direct impact on making judgements in patient care and are used when examining the need to change policies or procedures.

7. General Biology w/Lab

8. Lifespan Psychology

  • Course purpose: Nurses need to understand normal transition of aging across the lifespan in order to effectively work with patients at various stages of their development.

9. Sociology Course Recommendation

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Action Item: Visit Transfer Nursing Programs

Visit transfer nursing programs to which you will be applying in order to learn more about the programs and application requirements.

10. Human Anatomy & Physiology 1

Action Item: Apply for Graduation

Way to go! It is time to apply for graduation. Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details. https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/graduation

11. Introduction Organic and Biochemistry

Action Item: Review Application Due Dates

Review application due dates for nursing programs. Apply to nursing programs.

12. Human Anatomy & Physiology 2

13. Humanities Course Recommendation

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14. Nutrition

  • Course purpose: Nurses need to understand basics of human nutrition needs, composition of foods, vitamins/minerals and relation to disease processes.

15. Microbiology

  • Course purpose: In this field you need to be able  to understand the microbiological principles of cellular function. This will be essential in understanding physiology and patho-physiology of disease process.

16. Humanities/Social Science Course Recommendation

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  • Course purpose: In this field you will work with people from a variety of different cultures. This course will deepen your understanding of human behavior and belief across cultures.

17. English Composition II

18. Public Speaking

19. Humanities Course Recommendation

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Total Credits: 96

Program Code: PREN

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