Associate in Pre-Nursing, Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program (DTA/MRP)
Program 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.
Recommended Course Sequence
The courses listed below are a suggested sequence; as long as prerequisites are met, courses may be taken in a different order.
Total Program Credits: 95
English/Written Communication courses: Students planning to attend Northwest University or Walla Walla University must take ENGL& 102 . All other students can choose to take ENGL& 102 or ENGL& 235 .
Math/Quantitative Reasoning courses: See adviser for math requirements in addition to MATH& 146 if planning to attend the University of Washington or Seattle University.
Humanities courses: Select 10 credits from the following list. No more than 10 credits allowed from any one discipline. No more than five credits in world language or ASL may apply to the Humanities requirement.
- CMST& 210 Interpersonal Communication 5 credits
- CMST& 230 Small Group Communication 5 credits
- ASL& 121 American Sign Language I 5 credits
- ASL& 122 American Sign Language II 5 credits
- SPAN& 121 Spanish I 5 credits
- SPAN& 122 Spanish II 5 credits
- SPAN& 123 Spanish III 5 credits
- ART& 100 Art Appreciation 5 credits
- ART 102 Design I 5 credits
- ART 111 Beginning Painting for Non Art Majors 5 credits
- ART 121 Introduction to Drawing 5 credits
- ART 124 Introduction to Printmaking 5 credits
- ART 201 Survey of Western Art - Ancient 5 credits
- ART 202 Survey of Western Art - Medieval & Renaissance 5 credits
- ART 203 Intermediate Drawing 5 credits
- ART 205 Human Life Drawing 5 credits
Natural Sciences courses: 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.
Social Sciences note: 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.
Elective courses: Max 5 credits in college-level courses as defined by LWTech, remainder fully transferable as defined by receiving institution. See adviser for suggestions.
Additional Requirement for Northwest University: 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.
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.