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2023-2024 Catalog SVC 
2023-2024 Catalog SVC [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, Associate in Nursing, DTA/MRP

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This transfer degree is intended to prepare students for licensure as a registered nurse, as well as for entry into a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) completion degree. Although this Associates degree will be granted to SVC nursing students with a cumulative 3.0 GPA, entry into a BSN program may require a higher GPA for admission. Minimum GPA requirements are established by each receiving institution. Meeting SVC’s minimum GPA requirements does not guarantee admission into a BSN program. Students should contact potential receiving institutions directly regarding their specific GPA requirements.

Note: SVC has not determined that the Nursing curriculum meets educational requirements for licensure/certification outside of Washington State. Students who plan to work in locations outside of Washington should check local state licensure and certification requirements.

Sample Career Options


If you are considering a major in Nursing and transferring to…

…the Transfer Program Planning Guide is designed to provide you with recommended courses to complete the Nursing Direct Transfer Major Related Program degree. The Nursing Major Related Program (MRP) helps prepare you to transfer by requiring specific courses in the first two years that can reduce the time it takes to complete the bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Of course, educational plans may vary, based on which quarter you begin, how many credits are taken, placement into Math and English, and your preferred transfer institution. To keep you on the best pathway, we encourage you to consult with an Academic Advisor for scheduling options.

Degree Requirements

Students must complete 135 quarter credits in transferable courses numbered 100 or above with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 in order to graduate from SVC with an Associate in Nursing DTA/MRP degree. At least 25 college-level credits must be earned at SVC. Credits must satisfy course requirements listed below.

  • An ampersand (&) designates Common Course Numbering.
  • An asterisk (*) indicates lab or skill/studio course.

1. Communication Skills (10 cr.)

Five credits in English composition required. Remaining five credits may be used for an additional composition course or designated writing course or basic speaking skills course (e.g. speech, rhetoric, or debate). Select the five additional credits from the Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement, AA-DTA Communication Skills list (also listed below). May be individualized based on baccalaureate college of choice.

or  one of the following:

2. Quantitative Skills (5 cr.)

3. Integrative Learning Experience

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.

  • Learning Community (LC) is the integrated combination of two or more courses from different areas of inquiry (e.g. sociology and literature, physics and math, etc.) Learning Communities are indicated in the course schedule.
  • Integrative Experiences (IEs) are typically seminar courses in which students use an interdisciplinary approach for a specific topic or current issue (e.g. Ethics in Science). Integrative Experience seminars are indicated in the course schedule.

This requirement is satisfied by taking:


4. Diversity Requirement

At least one Diversity Intensive course is required. Students should use the SVC online quarterly class schedule search or consult with their faculty advisor or counselor to identify courses that fulfill this requirement.

This requirement is satisfied by taking:

5. Distribution Requirements (60 cr.)

Curriculum requirements provide students with an understanding of and sensitivity to cultural differences other than their own is encouraged (required by WSU). This may include minority, non-Western ethnic, or other “area” studies. Select credits from three areas of study: Natural Science, Social Science and Humanities. Eligible courses for each distribution area are listed in the Associate in Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement Distribution Lists. These courses may also satisfy Integrative Learning Experience requirements. A specific course may be credited toward no more than one distribution requirement.

A. Humanities (15 cr.)

  • PHIL 291 - Ethics and Policy in Healthcare (5) (required)
  • Select 10 credits in courses from at least two disciplines, with no more than 10 credits from one discipline. No more than 5 credits may be applied in world languages at the 100 level. No more than 5 credits may be applied in performance/skill studio courses.

B. Natural Sciences (30 cr.)

Note: Science courses must have been completed within the last 10 years as of application due date. 

Program Map

Program Maps are an integral part of the Planning Guide. Each Program Map includes a recommended quarterly sequence of courses for a full-time student to earn this degree within two years. The courses align with the appropriate number of credits to meet degree requirements and is designed to help you create an individualized, customized Educational Plan, required of all SVC students. Please consult with an SVC Advisor to schedule courses and develop your personal Educational Plan.

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