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Associate in Pre-Nursing DTA/MRP

Transfers to: Northwest University, PLU, SPU, SU, UW Seattle, Walla College, WSU Intercollegiate College of Nursing, Western Governor’s University


This pathway is applicable to students planning to prepare for upper division Bachelor of Science, Nursing (Entry-to practice/basic BSN pathway) by completing a broad selection of academic courses. This pathway also prepares students for entry into an Associate of Nursing DTA/MRP. Many students transfer to the BSN program after completing the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program (RN to BSN pathway).

Degree Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 90 quarter credits in transferable courses numbered 100 or above with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in order to graduate from SVC with an Associate in Pre-Nursing Degree. At least 25 college-level credits must be earned at SVC. Credits must satisfy course requirements listed below. Students should contact potential degree institutions regarding specific requirements where options are listed.

Note: Courses with an ampersand (&) are Common Course Numbering courses.

1.  Communication Skills (10 cr.)

  • English &101 (5 cr.)
  • English &102 or 103 (5 cr.)

Note: Northwest University and Walla Walla College Require English &102.

2. Quantitative Skills (5 cr.)

  • Mathematics &146

Note: UW Seattle and Seattle University require 10 credits in quantitative/symbolic reasoning with the additional class in college algebra or pre-calculus (at UW Seattle a class in Logic also meets this requirement.)

3. Integrative Learning Experience

Work with your advisor on how to meet this requirement.

4. Diversity Requirement

Sociology 101 fulfills this requirement.

5. Distribution Requirements (65 cr.)

Select credits from three areas of study: Natural Science, Social Science and Humanities. These courses may also satisfy Integrative Learning Experience requirements. A specific course may be credited toward no more than one distribution requirement.

Distribution Areas
A. Natural Sciences (35 cr.)
  • Biology &160*, &241*, &242*, &260*
  • Chemistry &121*, &131*
  • Nutrition &101
B. Social Sciences (15 cr.)
  • Psychology &100, &200
  • Sociology &101
C. Humanities (15 cr.)
  • Communications Studies &220 (5 cr.)
  • Select two additional courses from the AA-DTA degree Humanities Distribution list. No more than 10 cr/ in one discipline; no more than 5 cr. in World Languages or performance/skills studio classes.
D. Electives (10 cr.)
  • Select 5 credits from courses numbered 100 and above and 5 cr. from the AA-DTA degree Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities Distribution lists.