High-Demand & Diverse Career Track


High-Demand & Diverse Career Track


High-Demand & Diverse Career Track

Nursing Advising

SVC Nursing Degree Options

Associate in Nursing DTA

Graduates who complete the Associate in Nursing DTA/MRP degree are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) exam to become licensed as a Registered Nurse. Passing the NCLEX-RN exam and completion of this transfer degree provide the general education and nursing courses for direct transfer with only one additional year of study to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at four-year institutions in Washington state.

While the agreements with baccalaureate institutions assure the transfer of credit, the admission to a particular university program is not assured. Each institution has separate admission criteria which can be based on grades and other considerations. The Associate in Nursing DTA is a selective admission degree program; for this reason, Federal regulations limit funding for the pre-requisites to apply for the program to 12 consecutive months of Direct Loans only. Once admitted, students become eligible for full financial aid funding.

Nursing DTA Progress Tracker (PDF)

Associate in Pre-Nursing DTA

Graduates with this degree will have completed 90 credits at Skagit and will be eligible to apply to a variety of nursing programs at 4-year universities. If they are accepted to one of these universities, they can complete their RN and BSN by the time of graduation from the 4-year university. Note that this option requires moving or commuting to another part of the state for the nursing program.

Pre-Nursing DTA progress Tracker (PDF)

Associate in Nursing ATA (LPN to RN Program)

Students that have already earned their Practical Nursing License and have completed the necessary RN prerequisite courses may apply to Skagit’s LPN to RN program. If admitted, students will complete their Associate in Nursing RN in one year.

Apply to Skagit’s LPN to RN program

Financial Aid Considerations

The Associate in Pre-Nursing DTA is eligible for financial aid grant and Direct Loan funding. The Associate in Pre-Nursing DTA degree encompasses all of the course requirements for Skagit’s selective admission Nursing DTA program, which provides a step-out option if you are admitted.

Nursing Advising Sessions

These sessions are for students currently taking pre-nursing classes either at SVC or at another institution and for students wishing to gather information about nursing school, either at a community college or a four-year institution.

Tuesday, May 10 (11 a.m.)

Thursday, May 26 (3 p.m.)

Tuesday, June 7 (11 a.m.)

Thursday, June 23 (3 p.m.)

Pre-Nursing Advising

Please first attend an information or advising session (days and times listed above), then follow up with a one-on-one appointment if needed.

To make an individual advising appointment, call 360.416.7654 on the Mount Vernon Campus or 360.679.5319 on the Whidbey Island Campus. Please do not try to set up an appointment via email, but specific email questions are welcomed by the following pre-nursing advisors:

Mount Vernon Campus

Whidbey Island Campus

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