Catalog 2014-2015 
    Apr 18, 2021  
Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate in Pre-Nursing, Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program (DTA/MRP)


Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

This pathway offers a broad selection of academic courses which prepare students for upper division coursework leading to the Bachelor of Science, Nursing degree (Entry-to-practice/basic BSN). Pre-nursing graduates are prepared to apply to BSN programs at various institutions across Washington state including the following baccalaureate institutions offering an entry-to-practice/basic BSN program and the community and technical colleges system: University of Washington, Seattle; Washington State University; Northwest University; Seattle University; Seattle Pacific University; Pacific Lutheran University; Walla Walla College, and the Washington State University Intercollegiate College of Nursing (WSU-ICN), a consortium whose members include Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga, and Whitworth. Associate degree transfers to WSU-ICN are admitted through WSU, not through the other consortium institutions. EWU participated in the development of this agreement.

Pre-Nursing DTA/MRP students should contact their potential transfer institutions early in their program regarding:

  • The specific course choices in each area of the Statewide agreement where options are listed (humanities, social sciences, electives)
  • Requirements for overall minimum college-level GPA, a higher GPA in a selected subset of courses, or a specific minimum grade in one or more courses such as math or English

Pre-Nursing DTA/MRP graduates will:

  • use the scientific method to analyze natural phenomena and acquire skills to evaluate authenticity of data/information relative to the natural world
  • describe organic compounds and metabolism as they apply to the human body
  • perform literature reviews and identify and locate appropriate resources to answer questions about the human body and its pathologies
  • apply A&P principles to clinical human physiology and pathophysiology
  • describe and explain the principle of homeostasis as it applies to the human body
  • describe the importance of diet on the body and health
  • demonstrate critical thinking, intercultural appreciation, information literacy, communication, and teamwork
  • meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an adviser or counselor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

Program Requirements

Communication Skills - 10 Credits *

Quantitative Reasoning - 5 Credits **

(must also demonstrate intermediate algebra proficiency)

Natural Sciences - 37 Credits ***

Introductory survey courses or review courses do not meet with content level expectations for the natural sciences requirements.

Social Sciences - 15 Credits ****

Humanities - 15 Credits ****

Electives - 10 Credits ******

Max 5 credits in college-level courses as defined by LWTech, remainder fully transferable as defined by receiving institution

Total Program Credits: 92

* Take ENGL& 102  if planning to attend Northwest University or Walla Walla University.

** See adviser for additional math requirements if planning to attend the University of Washington or Seattle University.

*** Northwest University also requires 2 credits of Genetics. The University of Washington, Seattle requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 for three out of the seven courses or 2.8 for four out of the seven when some of the course work is not yet completed at time of application.

**** A curriculum that provides students with an understanding of and sensitivity to human diversity is encouraged (required by Washington State University). The credits in sociology, the humanities, and the electives provide opportunities for such a curriculum. See an adviser for suggested courses.

***** Northwest University requires a course in cultural anthropology (sociology does not substitute). Students may be admitted to the BSN without cultural anthropology if they agree to complete the course at NU in the summer prior to the junior year.

****** See adviser for suggestions.

Notes on Application to a University or College

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. Although some nursing programs note minimum GPA requirements for nursing prerequisites and other required courses, meeting the minimum requirements does guarantee nursing admission. It is strongly urged for students to check with their transferring institution for GPA requirements.

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 NU, prior to commencement of nursing courses. Contact with advisors from individual schools for institutional requirements is highly recommended since this DTA may not meet every institution-specific graduation requirement. NU, 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 pre- requisites specifically identified in the DTA requirements. UW 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; PLU requires a year of a foreign language at the college level, if two years of high school foreign language has not been completed.