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2018-2019 Catalog SVC 
    
2018-2019 Catalog SVC [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate in Pre-Nursing Direct Transfer Agreement, DTA/MRP


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Transfers to Northwest University, PLU, SPU, SU, UW Seattle, Walla Walla College, WSU Intercollegiate College of Nursing

Purpose


The Associate in Pre-Nursing Direct Transfer Agreement or Major Related Program (DTA/MRP) streamlines preparation for the basic Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) pathway across the State. It does not, however, address the issue of significantly inadequate capacity (faculty, clinical opportunities, etc.) at the BSN level relative to workforce needs or current student interest. Due to high interest and limited space in BSN programs, admission to all BSN programs is highly competitive with many qualified applicants often finding themselves on waiting lists for admission.

BSN admission 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 not 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 for admission to the institution, not pre-requisites specifically identified in the DTA requirements, which will need to be completed prior to graduation. Contact with advisors from individual schools for institutional requirements is highly recommended since this DTA may not meet every institution-specific graduation requirement. Northwest University (NU), for example, requires Old Testament and New Testament in the summer prior to beginning Nursing classes, while UW Seattle and PLU each require 10 credits of a world language if the applicant has not completed two years of a single language in high school.

Students who complete this degree may also choose to apply for entrance into the Associate in Nursing DTA/MRP degree  at Skagit Valley College.

Degree Requirements


Students must complete a minimum of 90 quarter credits in transferable courses, college-level or numbered 100 and 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.

  1. An ampersand (&) designates Common Course Numbering.
  2. Courses with an asterisk (*) indicate a lab course.

1. First Quarter Experience (2 cr.)


2. Communication Skills (10 cr.)


3. Quantitative Skills (5 cr.)


  • MATH& 146 - Introduction to Stats (5)

  • 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).

4. Integrative Learning Experiences


  • Two Integrative Learning Experiences (ILE) are required. One ILE must be a Learning Community. The second ILE may be another Learning Community or an Integrative Experience.
  • A Learning Community (LC) is the integrated combination of two or more courses from different areas of inquiry (e.g. sociology and literature, or physics and math, or speech and economics, or composition and philosophy). Learning Communities are indicated in the course schedule.
  • Integrative Experiences (IEs) are curricular or co-curricular experiences designed by faculty in which students demonstrate their ability to integrate information, concepts, analytical frameworks, and skills from two or more areas of inquiry in a purposeful project or experience. Integrative Experiences that are classes are indicated in the course schedule; co-curricular IEs are indicated in promotion and advising for the experience or project. Students may design a Learning into Action IE under the guidance of the supervising faculty member.

    Note: Learning Communities specifically designed for this degree may be offered; consult your advisor for information.

5. Diversity Requirement


6. Distribution Requirements (65 cr.)


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

A. Natural Sciences (35 cr.)


B. Social Sciences (15 cr.)


  • PSYC& 100 - General Psychology (5)
  • PSYC& 200 - Lifespan Psychology (5)
  • SOC& 101 - Intro to Sociology: D (5)
  • Notes:

    • Northwest University (NU) requires ANTH& 206 - Cultural Anthropology: D  and does not accept a course in Sociology discipline as a 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.
    • A curriculum that provides students with an understanding of and sensitivity to human diversity is encouraged (required by WSU). Credits in the Sociology distribution area provide one opportunity for such a curriculum. Choices include: minority, non-western, ethnic or other “area” studies.

C. Humanities (15 cr.)


  • CMST& 220 - Public Speaking (5)
  • Select two additional courses from the Distribution Lists - AA-DTA  Humanities Distribution list. No more than 10 credits in one discipline; no more than 5 credits in World Languages, ASL or performance/skills studio classes.
  • Notes:

    • In order to better prepare for successful transfer, students are encouraged to consult with the institution(s) to which they wish to transfer regarding the humanities courses that best support or may be required as prerequisites to their Nursing curriculum.
    • A curriculum that provides students with an understanding of and sensitivity to human diversity is encouraged (required by WSU). Credits in the humanities distribution area provide one opportunity for such a curriculum. Choices include: minority, non-western, ethnic or other “area” studies.

D. Electives (10 cr.)


Select 5 credits from courses numbered 100 and above and 5 cr. from the Distribution Lists - AA-DTA  Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities Distribution lists.

Notes:

  • A curriculum that provides students with an understanding of and sensitivity to human diversity is encouraged (required by WSU). Elective credits provide one opportunity for such a curriculum. Choices include: minority, non-western, ethnic or other “area” studies.
  • 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).

Degree Map


The suggested schedule below includes required DTA courses. Student schedule may vary based on entry point, credit load, and prerequisites. Consult with department chair or SVC counselor for scheduling options.

The two-year suggested schedule below is provided as only a guide for a traditional full-time student whose goal is the Pre-Nursing DTA/MRP degree. Frequent course offerings allow for individualized schedules that will ensure all student degree objectives are met.

Note: An ampersand (&) designates Common Course Numbering.

First Year


Second Year


4th Quarter


Total Hours: 15

5th Quarter


  • BIOL& 242 - Human A & P II (5)
  • PE 100 - Wellness For Life (1)
  • PE Activity (1)

    Elective (5)

    • Discuss specific course requirements with an SVC advisor. Students are responsible for checking specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions.

    Humanities course (5), preferably in Learning Community format.

    • Discuss specific course requirements with an SVC advisor. Students are responsible for checking specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions.
Total Hours: 17

Total Hours: 16

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